How we can support you in your fundraising efforts.

Read a Funding Bid

Our read a funding bid service gives constructive critique on funding bids that are 90% bid ready. Your bid will benefit from a fresh and neutral pair of eyes. It will be read by one of our staff members who understand funder expectations and the key elements of a strong funding bid. We’ll give you written feedback on your bid which will highlight its strengths, any glaring mistakes or omissions, and provide top level suggestions for change that would improve the chances of success.

Our read a funding bid service requires bids to be given to us with a minimum of 15 working days before the bid’s submission deadline, to allow us enough time to read and comment on your bid.

Read the terms and conditions of this service.

“With the read a funding bid service it has been possible to improve our funding bid to the big lottery. It probably would not have been successful without this service.” Caroline Jurdon, Homeopathy in the Sussex Community


Meet the Funders

We periodically run meet the funders sessions, which offer the chance for you to meet directly with funders and ask your burning questions. Keep an eye on our news pages or on our newsletter for upcoming dates.



We have a number of training opportunities throughout the year in relation to fundraising. Keep an eye on our training page for upcoming dates.

“I do not know how to thank you all for your endless support and encouragement to pursue the bid and your time reading and making suggestions to enable us to succeed.’’ Sue Standing, Friends of Heene Cemetery



We can help you develop large bids through our charged-for consultancy service. We can also put you in contact with other organisations, with which you may want to achieve your fundraising goals in partnership with, through consortia or another approach.

“Community Works gave us much needed support to partnership bidding for local contracts. As a result of their help, we were able to secure key funding to enable us to continue an already established service.” Helen Jones, MindOut LGBTQ Mental Health Project


Contact us

For more support around fundraising, visit our resources webpage.

If you would like to speak to us about how we can help you with your fundraising, email the team