Certificate in Sustainable Funding Strategies

Meet your fundraising goals more effectively, and more sustainably. NCVO’s Certificate in Sustainable Funding Strategies course, accredited by the Open College Network, supports individuals to take a fresh look at how they can build a secure future for their organisations.

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Sustainable Funding is more than just fundraising. It is more strategic, more flexible and is built around the aim of reducing an organisation’s exposure to risk while increasing its ability to pursue strategic goals. Sustainable Funding examines all sources of income: gifts and donations, grants, contracts, trading and enterprise, and loan finance, along with marketing and financial management. It also considers the importance of ethics and organisational values and culture.

If you are a manager or trustee within a voluntary sector organisation who has the responsibility for developing a funding strategy, then this course is for you. You will benefit from learning from NCVO consultants and from a group of peers – we facilitate delegates learning and supporting each other as much as possible. Each module emphasises this interaction, and between sessions you are supported via an online network.

Read a detailed description of the course structure.

Who should apply?

This course is aimed at those who have strategic overview or responsibility for raising funds across different income streams. It will be of most benefit to managers and decision makers who want a combination of training, guidance and consultancy support to create lasting change in their organisation’s or projects funding.

Every individual attending needs to be working – or volunteering – within an organisation at a strategic level. We know that many people reached this level with little formal training in fundraising and income generation, or perhaps find that they are not yet equipped with the skills and knowledge to steer their organisations through the rapidly changing funding landscape.


The next Certificate in Sustainable Funding Strategies will start in July 2017


Cohort 1

Cohort 2


18 July

4 December


19 July

5 December


8 September

26 January 2018

Ideally we would like people to attend each date of the course with their cohort but we appreciate time is precious so you are able to attend dates across the year as long as you complete Modules 1,2 and 3 in order.

How to apply

Apply online now.


Thank you for the training today, I found it really informative and thought provoking, I thought your real life examples were very helpful and you have certainly given me some tools to use.

Lesley-Anne Lloyd, Guild Care and The Ashdown Centre.

Thank you, again, for a really excellent course and for your help and detailed feedback with the assessments. I learned so much and have already put it into practice with a signed off funding strategy from our trustees this week. Now I just have to deliver it!

– Anood Al-Samerai, TalentED

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