Fundraising

Lancaster West Community Fund

Mon 28/06/2021

The Lancaster West Community Fund is a £50,000 fund set up to run projects that primarily benefit the lives of residents living on the Lancaster West Estate.

New Council funding programme announced

Mon 12/04/2021

Voluntary and community organisations are invited to visit the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea website from 19 April 2021 onward.

Advice and guidance on fundraising strategy and bid writing

Mon 22/03/2021

KCSC, with funding provided from RBKC’s Community Leadership Programme, is able to offer voluntary and community organisations in Kensington and Chelsea 4-5 hours dedicated fundraising support.

Commissioning glossary

Commissioning
The process of specifying, securing and monitoring services to meet individuals’ need at a strategic level. This applies to all services, whether they are provided by the local authority or by the private or voluntary sectors.

Consortium (plural consortia)
Several organisations working in partnership to deliver a service or project, or share management or administration functions.

Contracts
Putting the purchasing of services in a legally binding document.

Social enterprise

 

‘Social enterprise’ is not a legal definition, so it can mean a number of things. A ‘social enterprise’ could be:

  • A new company that aims to deliver services for social benefit
  • A trading arm of an existing charity
  • A way of working that involves thinking more broadly about generating income.

Together with some partner agencies, we can support anyone who is trying to establish any of these in Kensington & Chelsea with:

10 top tips on collaborating for funding

1. Sign a partnership agreement
This is a MUST MUST MUST! A partnership agreement should outline in detail what each partner will do, with deadlines. Be as specific as possible, to avoid disputes later on.
 
If the bidding process is over a long period, you may want to sign a short initial agreement which states your intention to work together, with a view to making a more detailed agreement if the funding bid is successful.
 
2. Get the right partners