The Funding Network

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Giving money can be lonely and confusing. And young charities find it difficult to get funding. So TFN brings together people of different ages and income levels to fund charities at fun Dragons’ Den style events. Help us create 19 events to raise £815k for 75 young charitable projects this year.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1088315)

Check mark Match funded

Amount raised

£25,000

Donations

12

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • TFN helps donors to support fantastic young charities in a knowledgeable and effective way to support local, national and international causes.

    — Dame Stephanie Shirley

  • I was very impressed by how many people, at the end of a day’s work, wanted to help, with advice and cash - thank you!

    — Sir Ian McKellen, Patron of Step Forward (a TFN funded charity)

  • TFN always finds wonderful, innovative charities to fund which makes each meeting hugely inspiring, enjoyable and interesting.

    — Mike Dickson, TFN Member

  • TFN helps donors to support fantastic young charities in a knowledgeable and effective way to support local, national and international causes.

    — Dame Stephanie Shirley

  • I was very impressed by how many people, at the end of a day’s work, wanted to help, with advice and cash - thank you!

    — Sir Ian McKellen, Patron of Step Forward (a TFN funded charity)

  • TFN always finds wonderful, innovative charities to fund which makes each meeting hugely inspiring, enjoyable and interesting.

    — Mike Dickson, TFN Member

Situation

There is a clear need for increasing funding for the voluntary sector. UK giving is still only about 25% of that in the US and it can be particularly hard for small charities and for social entrepreneurs to raise money for innovative approaches and particularly for core activities. In addition, donors and potential donors can find it difficult to evaluate different causes and organisations. TFN events are open to all and make philanthropy informed, accessible, engaging, and fun!

Solution

TFN events raise crucial funding for young charities. TFN keeps its own costs very low, but needs to cover staff and travel costs in order to support a variety of groups. Last year, with just 2 staff, 6 corporate partners and 50 volunteers, TFN groups in London, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds and Toronto helped 713 people at 17 events to raise £566k for 77 charities. This project will create new groups to reach a total of 800 attendees and raise £815k for 75 projects and 35,000 beneficiaries.