Trusts Fundraising - Getting Started (30-Jul-24)

Trusts and Foundations
30 July 2024
10:00AM to 04:30PM

Individual Prices


Package Type Available To Price
Individual Member Fee All Days Individual Members £199
Non-Individual Member Fee All Days Non Individual Members £257

This course is for people with limited trust fundraising experience.

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There are around 9,000 grant-making trusts in the UK worth around £4bn to the sector. Whilst a good well-written application is important, success with trusts is not all about what you write. When you’re getting started in trust fundraising, having a full understanding of trusts and foundations is vital – why they exist, how they work, what motivates their giving, what they are looking for, the grant application process etc . Understanding this will enable you to write a request that really stands out. This course teaches you all about this, and gets you started with the professional techniques to write effective, confident proposals.

This course really improved my confidence in the three main aspects of trusts fundraising - research, writing and relationships. Many useful resources and helpful tips were exchanged, and the trainer's knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject made the course very enjoyable. I would highly recommend!


The Chartered Institute of Fundraising's live virtual training is delivered by trainers who are leading experts in their chosen discipline. Each virtual course has been especially designed to deliver a rich virtual learning experience. Your course will feature:

  • Zoom platform learning environment
  • Interactive engagement with the trainer and peers
  • Group discussions and exercises
  • Real-life case studies and examples
  • Ample Q&A opportunities throughout the sessions


The course is being delivered via the online platform zoom. To enable you to interact with your tutor and your class you will need to have access to a microphone (or access to a landline phone) and ideally have a working video link via a camera. To test compatibility with your system, you can join a test meeting via this link

About your trainer

Gill Jolly FCIOF(Dip) has a background in psychology and over 30 years' experience in the charity sector working as a fundraiser, manager, director and trainer of fundraisers and support teams with a wide variety of sizes and types of organisation. She runs her own consultancy and works with not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Europe providing a wide range of bespoke fundraising and management consultancy services. Gill has worked with the IoF since 2000 delivering fundraising’s professional qualifications and leading courses on strategy, management and implementation.

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