Funding & Development

Bury VCFA is here to support the Voluntary Community & Faith Sectors (VCF – includes Charities, Voluntary Organisations, Community & Faith Groups, Social Enterprises) in Bury.

Bury VCFA offers professional advice on organisational and management issues. As an infrastructure organisation we support projects and the development of new groups.

‘VCFA’s Funding and Development Support services for VCF organisations strengthens the operational effectiveness enabling them to be stronger sustainable organisations’.

Development Support

Our Development Support services helps VCF organisations to enhance and improve their effectiveness with a range of services.

These are provided number of ways – Online information, 1-2-1 support, and through forums and networks.

All our support services are available to VCF groups based in Bury.

Click here to download a Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Development Support

Find out how we can help your organisation grow

Funding Information & Advice

Guidance and Support – how write a funding application.

Act has a “Critical Friend” before you submit your application we can read through your application and make sure it meets the funder’s requirements.

Monitoring and Evaluation – we can advise and guide how to manage your grant. Having systems in place that will help you write monitoring and evaluation reports, monitor and manage spending etc.

Funding Information & Advice

We can help to identify funding opportunities for project or core costs. A funding search will help match a specific funder to a particular project or area of work e.g. mental health or young people.

Commissioning Support

We can provide  advice and support on

The difference between grants and contracts
What is tendering for a contract?
How do you respond to a tender document?
How long does the tender process take?
Is commissioning for my organisation?

Commissioning Support

We can act as a Lead Consortia Provider to help VCF organisations secure tendering opportunities and support the consortia and partnership development.

Funding Information & Advice

We can help to identify funding opportunities for project or core costs. A funding search will help match a specific funder to a particular project or area of work e.g. mental health or young people.

Funding Information & Advice

Guidance and Support – how write a funding application.

Act has a “Critical Friend” before you submit your application we can read through your application and make sure it meets the funder’s requirements.

Monitoring and Evaluation – we can advise and guide how to manage your grant. Having systems in place that will help you write monitoring and evaluation reports, monitor and manage spending etc.

Commissioning Support

We can provide  advice and support on

The difference between grants and contracts
What is tendering for a contract?
How do you respond to a tender document?
How long does the tender process take?
Is commissioning for my organisation?

Commissioning Support

We can act as a Lead Consortia Provider to help VCF organisations secure tendering opportunities and support the consortia and partnership development.

Fundraising Training Programme

Bury VCFA are delivering sessions on Bid Writing, Find a Funder and Mapping Your Project for the Voluntary, Community and Faith sector in the Borough of Bury.

To find out more, and book a place, please click below.

Fundraising Training Programme

Bid Writing Parts 1 & 2

Mon 8th Feb (Part 1) & Mon 15th Feb (Part 2) – 2-4pm

Thurs 18th March (Part 1) & Thurs 25th March (Part 2) -10am-12pm

Find a Funder

Mon 22nd Feb, 2-3pm

Mapping Your Project

Wed 10th March, – 2-3pm

Click here to download the Funding Bulletin