It is becoming increasingly recognised that voluntary and
community organisations must have access to reliable and
predictable sources of funding or income to secure their long-term
There are many funding sources available to the sector across a
spectrum of opportunities - from charitable giving, voluntary
donations, and grants, to earning income from delivering goods or
services under contract, or trading (selling) goods or services on
the open market.
WCVA is able to offer the following diagnostic tools to
help voluntary and community organisations better understand these
sources and to explore the potential for adopting them.
Different sources of income are accessed and managed in
different ways and involve different relationships with the
individual or organisation supplying the funds. This tool discusses
the income options available to voluntary and community
organisations and these relationships.
- Do you need to diversify?
Reviewing where income is currently coming from and identifying
areas for development can assist organisations to determine whether
a more diverse funding approach could benefit its operations. This
tool is intended to help organisations learn more about where their
income comes from and consider how reliant they are on these