Funds online

Online grants insights platform

This online tool is designed to make finding funding as easy as possible. Funds Online contains a database with over 8,000 funders, so finding the right one for you is as easy as a click of button. Run by the Directory of Social Change (DSC), it provides expert insights into grant criteria and best practice applications. 

Ecclesiastical Church customers in the diocese are being offered free access to this platform for three months.

Fundraising helpline

Ecclesiastical Church customers in the Diocese of Blackburn are being offered free 6 weeks access to a fundraising helpline. 

The helpline is run by our specialist fundraising partners, Philanthropy Company. It is designed to answer queries you have about your fundraising. This may be any question, at any stage of your fundraising journey. You can contact the helpline via phone or email, and the specialist team at Philanthropy Company will signpost you to resources and next steps to help with your query. 

Demystifying fundraising

Demystifying fundraising from trusts and foundations

This seminar will outline the trusts and foundations landscape in the UK, giving trends and key players for Churches. It will comprehensively cover the application, and how to structure and personalise this vital document. 

  • Saturday 30th November, 10am – 12pm
  • Diocesan Offices, Walker Office Park, Guide, Blackburn BB1 2QE.

Starting from scratch

10 questions for successful fundraising

Perfect for those new to fundraising, or to help those who need to reflect on where they are and where they need to refocus. The session will explore a 10 point checklist that aims to identify key areas of work upon which a successful philanthropy programme is built and identify gaps and actions needed to get started or scale up. 

  • Thursday 14th November – 7-9pm 
  • St Thomas' Church, Church Street, Garstang, Lancashire  PR3 1PA.