What we do


Whatever the size of your third sector organistion, funding is crucial. ACVO can support on every step of the journey from finding sources of funding to completing applications as well as connecting you with local and national fund


Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

If you have any questions about funding or want to explore ways of securing grants to ensure the work of your organisation is as impactful as it can be, complete our Funding Support Enquiry Form and Claire will get back in touch with you

How we can help

Listed here are just some of the services ACVO offers. If there is anything else funding related you are looking to get help with, get in touch to start the conversation!

Identifying potential funders by carrying our extensive funding searches

Connecting you to potential local and national funders

Support with preparing for and writing your funding applications

Improving your chance of success by proof reading and giving feedback on your draft applications

Practical help with online applications

Help with developing a fundraising strategy

Signposting to other helpful online resources and information

Evaluation and impact reporting support

Get in touch to start the conversation

If you would like to receive support from Claire, simply complete the Funding Support Enquiry Form, selecting the types of support you feel your organisation needs.

Claire will then contact you via email and arrange to meet with you online via Teams or Zoom or face-to-face.  This provides an opportunity for you to share information about your organisation or group, discuss your funding requirements and for you to ask any questions. 

If you are unable to complete the form, please email Claire at claire.shaw@acvo.org.uk and she will send the form to you via email.  

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