Inspiring fundraising aims to help everyone in the heritage sector in Scotland raise funds for their organisation, cause or project, effectively and with greater confidence. It is the most comprehensive guide to understanding the principles of funding, developing a strategy and writing a case for support. Visit the website below:

Useful websites and organisations

The following websites contain general fundraising information as well as information specifically related to trusts and foundations. They are updated regularly and contain links to funders and their application guidelines. As funders can (and often do) change their criteria and grants programmes, it’s useful to check these sites regularly or subscribe to their email updates. (updated daily; free newsletter) (updated frequently; email newsletter) (The Association of Charitable Foundations – links to member trusts’ and foundations’ web pages and general advise on framing applications) (a free e-info service providing current information on cross border grants and international fundraising sources; free subscription) (has a range of resources, including lists of trusts) (The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation (SCVO) (Trusts registered in Scotland on the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) website) (Trusts registerd in England and Wales on the Charities Commission website)

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