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Our Support Offer

Bury VCFA is here to support Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Organisations (including the community work of Faith Groups) in Bury.

Are you a Community Group, Charity or Social Enterprise in Bury? Are you looking for support to grow, develop and make a difference?

Then Bury VCFA can help!  Whether you’re looking for help setting up, seeking funding or have a specific area you want to improve your knowledge on we can help and point you in the right direction. This page outlines just some of our support offer to you.

Our team regularly travel around the borough to meet groups. If you need support you can contact the team via phone or email to arrange a time to meet – this can be online or in person  fundinganddevelopment@buryvcfa.org.uk / 0161 518 5550

Development Support

We provide support to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations who are based across Bury, to enhance and improve their effectiveness with a range of services including:

Visit our resources page to find a range of factsheets and information for you and your organisation

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.

Our Training Programme

Bury VCFA deliver a range of training for the VCSE sector in the Borough of Bury.

Our Training Programme

Our training programme covers a range of topics through the year to support local groups and organisations. Regular sessions include –

  • Trustee Training
  • Volunteer Management
  • Social Media and Content Creation
  • Bid Writing
  • Business Planning
  • And much more….

Visit our Training Page for our current listed training sessions.

Volunteering

Bury VCFA can provide a range of support to your organisation to enable groups of all shapes and sizes to recruit, support and manage your volunteers.

  • Promote and publicise volunteering opportunities
  • Volunteer Brokerage – match volunteers to suitable opportunities
  • Policies and procedures to support volunteer recruitment and management
  • Sharing good practice and providing networking opportunities
  • Promoting volunteering and the role of volunteering at a strategic level

Visit our volunteering pages for more information

Find out more about how we can help your organisation with volunteering
Find out more about our current grant programmes

Funding Information & Advice

Finding funding is essential for most VCSE groups and we provide support in a number of ways:

  • Funding Searches – Every month we send out a funding bulletin to our members which can also be accessed on our website. But did you know our team can help with personalised searches? Contact our team to see how we can help.
  • Bid writing support – Our team can provide guidance on how to approach funding applications through Bid Writing training and personalised advise. Our critical friend service allows you to get some feedback on your application before it gets submitted.
  • Funding Opportunities – Bury VCFA manage a range of grants throughout the year on behalf of funders. We can advise on the application process and regularly organise briefings where you can ask the funder direct questions.

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 support VCSE organisations through the tender process as well as helping facilitate consortia and partnership development.