Course Description

Could you build a more stable funding base for your organisation?  Is your organisation fit to survive and thrive through these challenging times?  This workshop will introduce the proven value and versatility of the Sustainable Funding Model and explores how it can help your organisation to flourish.

This is an interactive workshop with plenty of opportunity to explore your own particular project, network with like-minded people and learn from one-another’s experiences


To introduce delegates to the Sustainable Funding model developed by the NCVO and used successfully by many different VCSE sector organisations to help themselves to become more financially secure and successful in achieving their social purpose.


Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants should be able to:


  • Be better able to develop a sustainable funding strategy for their organisation.
  • To understand the critical factors that can underpin and organisations sustainability: Planning, Full Cost recovery, optimising your Assets, income diversification and the role of loan finance.

Have acquired a clearer understanding of the range of income streams available to our sector and how to use that opportunity to grow their organisations.

About your facilitators

Dawn Eckhart has worked for DCT for over 12 years is our lead in providing our social enterprise advice service and training programmes. As a team we work with a variety of VCS organisations including social and community enterprises from across Devon. We provide capacity building and business development advice at any stage of their organisational journey – whether they are at pre-start, established and looking to grow or become more sustainable in the long term.

We work with community organisations, charities, town councils and a many small and medium size social businesses. Typical areas of advice are on fundraising strategies, business planning and choosing the right organisational model and legal structure.
Dawn is a qualified SFEDI accredited business adviser and Trainer.

Special requirements

Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your experience and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our events and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email [email protected] 

Cancellation Policy

In the event that this event does not reach the minimum required number to proceed we will contact you and offer an alternative date. 

By proceeding with this booking you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

How to book

Please email Dawn Eckhart, [email protected] with your name and contact details.

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