VCS support Resources Income Generation and Fundraising Generating diverse income streams will support your organisation to be more sustainable and deliver its mission. As non-profit organisations, we can generate income through a variety of ways – fundraising, grants, contracts, trading, loans, in-kind donations etc. It is important to understand how your organisation can generate income, below are some resources to help you do just that. Community Southwark Resources Building a case for support: a basic outline to help you to write out your case for support that can be used for funding bids, to attract donations etc. Dos and don’ts of grant funding applications: some useful tips on how to get the most out of your funding bids Guide to Crowdfunding for Community Groups: this guide outlines what crowdfunding is and things to consider if using it to raise finance for your project Recommended External Resources NCVO funding and income guidance to help your organisation become more sustainable with practical tips and step-by-step guides on how to find the money you need for your community group, organisation or charity. Nesta's Crowdfunding Resources from teaching modules on the purpose of crowdfunding to toolkits, guides and videos such as this introduction to crowdfunding: Sources of Funding Please subscribe to our monthly funding newsletter under https://www.communitysouthwark.org/newsletters. You can view previous editions of the newsletter under https://www.communitysouthwark.org/ebulletins. Guide to Southwark based funders produced by United St. Saviour's Charity, and other useful resources, are available under https://www.ustsc.org.uk/community-investments/resources/.