Our Online Trust and Foundations Fundraising Course will equip you with the techniques and practices to increase your organisations’ income through Trusts and Foundations. From researching the Trusts and Foundations whose criteria and outcomes align with your organisation’s aims and objectives and writing a structured and compelling proposal to navigating through the reporting process.
This course will give you access to our Fundraising expert’s extensive knowledge and advice. During the course you will receive practical support and have access to the expert’s insights that will improve your confidence as a fundraiser.


This course is designed both as a follow-up course for those Bid Writing for Charities and Community Groups Course attendees who would like to deepen their knowledge about Trusts and Foundations Fundraising and as a stand-alone course for people with a minimum level of experience in fundraising.


Our Online Trust and Foundations Fundraising course offers a comprehensive overview of the grant funding process through Trusts and Foundations, so that you will go away from the course with a clear picture of the task of Trust and Foundations Fundraising. You will: Learn what are Trusts and Foundations and what to expect from them (Types, success rates, approaches, etc.)
• Discover the methodology to create your organisations’ Trust proposal and obtain expert’s feedback
• Understand how to research for suitable Trusts and Foundations through alternative databases.
• Learn how to create and manage a Trust and Foundations pipeline document.
• Explore how to manage your relationship with the Trust or Foundation (Reporting process, communication, etc.)
• Receive tips and advice from our fundraising expert.
Our Online Trust and Foundations Fundraising Course is delivered in two 2-hour sessions, leaving some time in between to read further course material, create your own Trust proposal and reflect on the information given.


• Session 1: Tuesday 1st November, 2022, 9:30am - 11:30am
• Session 2: Thursday 8th November,2022, 9:30am - 11:30am

Where: Our course will be delivered via Zoom - a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event


Hayley Gullen has 13 years’ experience as a fundraiser and bid writer, of which 10 have been in the voluntary sector for well-known charities including Tommy’s (medical research) and St Mungo’s (homelessness). Under her leadership, the St Mungo’s trusts team income exceeded £1 million for the first time, and more recently her work at Tommy’s has enabled the trusts and major gifts team to enjoy major growth.

Hayley has significant experience in managing and developing relationships with trusts and foundations. She has worked with “big names” including Garfield Weston Foundation, City Bridge Trust and The Welcome Trust, as well as a host of small and medium-sized foundations.
Hayley is an Associate of the charity and fundraising consultancy 3rd Sector Mission Control. She is also a Member of the Institute of Fundraising and served on the IoF’s Expert Advisory Panel for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion during 2018 and 2019
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