Free Funding Advice for Community Groups

Published: 13 September 2023

Free funding advice for community groups


Community and voluntary groups who want to know more about fundraising and applying for grants can attend two free workshops.

Organised by Sevenoaks District Council’s ‘Better Together’ team, the two half-day sessions are for groups with limited or no experience of writing grant applications or applying for funding.

The events offer practical advice on writing an application, what funders are looking for, researching and preparing a proposal and avoiding the common pitfalls that could lead to an application being rejected.

The sessions are taking place on:

  • Thursday 28 September, 10am to 2pm at Rickards Hall, Edenbridge
  • Wednesday 4 October, 1pm to 5pm at Fawkham and Hartley Church Centre, Hartley.

Visit to book a place. 

Cllr Lesley Dyball, Sevenoaks District Council’s Cabinet Member for People and Places, says:

“Community and voluntary groups improve the quality of life for countless individuals especially vulnerable, older and younger residents and we want to do everything possible to support them. Our free workshops will provide advice, hints and tips from experts on fundraising and how to produce successful grant applications.

“The workshops will also share details of the latest funding opportunities and what’s more, our ‘Better Together’ team will be on-hand to provide help and support after the events.”