Fundraising training for heritage organisations funded by HLF, and run by WCVA in partnership with CyMAL and the Funding Centre.
Catalyst Cymru - Heritage Fundraising provides
learning and development opportunities for staff and volunteers in
heritage organisations in Wales. These learning interventions
are designed to upskill and increase the confidence, competency and
effectiveness in fundraising of staff and volunteers, so that they
can increase their organisations' funding from private donors,
corporate sources and trusts and foundations.
Recognising that people learn in different ways, Catalyst Cymru
provides a diverse range of learning opportunities for staff and
volunteers of all skills experience, expertise and knowledge. The
learning opportunities in the second year include:
- Training courses
- Networking events
- Action learning sets
- Executive coaching
- Organisation visits
- Online learning resources-WCVA's Learning Zone
Catalyst Cymru also offer delegates telephone and email access
to our expert trainers following attendance at events.
Catalyst Cymru's training runs at locations throughout Wales, so
you will always be able to find something suitable close to you.
The training is for participants of all skills, experience and
Our training incorporates a mix of presentations, case studies,
practical group work and discussion.
The programme is supported by WCVA's Learning Zone, an exciting
online learning resource available to heritage organisations in
Learners will be able to access resources prior to training and
after attending an event.
Specific resources can also be made available to those learners
unable to attend the face-to-face sessions, who still want to find
out more about sustainable funding.
Please see below for details of upcoming courses. To book a
place complete and return an application
form to email@example.com or
contact Helpdesk on 0800 2888 329
Fees are £20 per person for 1 day courses
£10 per person for ½ day courses. Our
networking, action learning sets and organisation visits are
Webinar: Project budgeting and full cost
18 July 2017
2pm - 3pm
Are you confident you're claiming all the costs you're entitled
to when you complete funding bids? Are you sure you know what you
should be claiming?
If you're not sure, you're not alone. Many Welsh heritage
organisations aren't aware that they can claim both direct project
costs (costs that relate directly to a project, such as salaries
for project workers) as well as overheads (for example rent and
utilities costs) by using the Full Cost Recovery principle. As a
result Welsh Heritage organisations are often out of pocket by
thousands of pounds and struggle to deliver the project they set
out to do.
This webinar will clarify what you can claim. It will take you
through the principle of Full Cost Recovery, so that you can be
sure you are budgeting correctly by including overheads and direct
project costs when you apply for project funding or bid for
By the end of this half hour webinar, you will be able to:
- Appreciate the concept of Full Cost Recovery and the role it
plays in achieving financial sustainability
- Understand the principles and methods involved in identifying
and calculating full costs
- Identify the main tools and techniques available to you in
applying Full Cost Recovery to your heritage organisation's
This webinar is aimed at Trustees, staff and volunteers in Welsh
heritage organisations new to Full Cost Recovery.
Your trainer Richard Roberts has more than a decade of Fundraising
experience. During his time on WCVA's Better Bids project he helped
Welsh third sector organisations secure more than £15 million
pounds for their causes. At present he is helping Welsh
heritage organisations to become more resilient and capable of
diversifying their funding on the HLF Funded Catalyst
Cymru-Heritage Fundraising project.
Developing a fundraising strategy - 1 day
27 September 2017 - Bridgend
The funding landscape is changing for third sector organisations
in Wales with many seeing cuts to their statutory funding. At the
same time there are opportunities out there for organisations to
raise funds from private sources. This course will help
organisations to position themselves to take advantageous of the
opportunities by taking a strategic approach to fundraising.
This course will help you to develop a fundraising plan for your
organisation by taking stock of where you are now, mapping out
where you want be and planning how you are going to get there. It
will cover the elements of a fundraising planning framework and how
these fit in with other strategic planning processes, including
mission, vision and values and organisational objectives.
The course will teach you how to carry out a fundraising audit
using strategic planning tools such as PEST analysis, competitor
analysis, collaboration analysis, market analysis and internal
analysis.Participants will go away armed with a better
understanding of strategy and the knowledge that there is more to
strategic planning than the ubiquitous SWOT analysis. They will be
armed to develop and implement a winning fundraising strategy for
- Understand what a fundraising strategy is and why you need
- Be able to develop and implement a realistic fundraising
- Appreciate the role of the fundraising audit in developing a
- Be able to use tools such as PEST and SWOT analyses properly as
part of the planning process
Trustees, staff and volunteers.
It is suitable for those that are new to fundraising and/or
thinking about implementing fundraising in their organisation for
the first time. It is also suitable for those with some experience
of fundraising who want to take a more strategic approach to their
Ideally participants will be those with responsibility for
developing and implementing fundraising strategy in their
Need to get your Fundraising in order, but unable to attend on
the above dates? Don't worry. We can arrange bespoke training
sessions for you. You decide where the training will be held;
what subjects your sessions will cover, how and when they would
like training to delivered and we'll organise it for you. Again,
availability is limited-get in touch to discuss your training
requirements as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Organisation visits-Fully Funded-Up to £1,000 available
Provide your heritage organisations with the opportunity
to visit and learn from other flagship organisations who have
achieved fundraising success.
Your organisation will:
- Learn from flagship heritage organisations with firsthand
experience of successful fundraising
- Learn about the key issues to consider when adopting new income
- Give you the opportunity to discuss fundraising issues facing
your organisation and find out how other heritage organisations
have overcome them
For more information, contact Richard Roberts on 01970