The Cabinet Office has today launched a Small Charities Fundraising Training Programme worth just £100,000 and available to between one and three fundraising training providers.
The government committed in the Budget to providing funding for fundraising training but did not say how much it would spend.
In a statement released today, the Cabinet Office said that the £100,000 programme would be available to training providers to subsidize the training of small charities with annual incomes of up to £1m. Applications opened at midday today and will closed on 9 October 2015.
A spokesman from the Cabinet Office said that up to three training providers will be selected from the applicants and will receive anywhere between £25,000 and £100,000.
According to the Cabinet Office’s statement, a similar £100,000 scheme which ran in 2013/14 “delivered over 700 training opportunities for more than 300 small charities”.
Between one and three successful applicants will be announced in December. The training will be delivered between the middle of February and June 2016.
Rob Wilson, minister for civil society (pictured), said: “Small charities can often struggle to access the resources they need and yet many are doing fantastic work supporting their local communities. We need a confident and capable sector, armed with the skills to meet the challenges ahead.
“This programme will enable small charities to fundraise responsibly and sustainably, helping us build a stronger society with compassion at its heart.”
Training providers looking to apply for the grant programme can do so on the Cabinet Office website.