Funding People is a Community Interest Company working to help small charitable and non-profit organisations develop fundraising strategy, access funding, and train them to become sustainable in the process. All our profits are invested in the company, so that we can increase our reach as an organisation.
We know there are incredible people doing incredible things in grassroots organisations, giving their time to improve others' lives. They want to grow, yet the only thing that’s holding them back is the lack of funding. We want to be part of a community that supports good people to do more and will do our part to make that happen.
By teaching our partner organisations everything we’ve learned and know about fundraising, we aim to support them to work independently as soon as they can: When our partner organisations don’t need our services anymore, we’ve done our job right.
We believe truly helping others means creating sustainable solutions. We believe each and every small organisation deserves the opportunity to grow. We believe some of the greatest change can come from the smallest of projects.
Although officially launching as a CIC in April 21, Funding People had been in the pipeline for 2 years. We have already helped 49 amazing organisations obtain the funds they need to make important projects happen in their local communities. Overall, we’ve raised £1,000,000 so far! With a growing team, and a growing number of organisations on board, we anticipate much more in the near future.
With strong relationships with our partner organisations, and through unique and tailored services, we support organisations to:
1. Develop better fundraising strategy.
2. Increase their fundraising in ways that work for them.
3. Become better equipped to apply for funds themselves.
“There is no doubt in my mind that without your support and expertise that we would not have survived this pandemic … Through your hard work in securing grants you have enabled us to continue to support the community in which we live, at a time when it is needed most … So not only from myself and the team, but also from the thousands of people that this has allowed us to support throughout the pandemic, from the bottom of our hearts - thank you.” - 2021
"I can honestly say that this partnership with Funding People has been so valuable to the success of the Food Partnership so far" - 2022
"Funding people have been an integral cog to our charity both in advice and support. They go above and beyond to help us and we would not be where we are without them. We have grown so much in the last 18 months and this is largely down to them." - 2022