The Community Support Programme is available to community supporting organisations with an income of under £100,000 per annum on their most recent published accounts. The application process is completely online.

The programme operates through the delivery of a range of half day skills development and capacity building workshops aimed at small groups of employed staff and/or volunteers who will use the skills learned to further develop their own, or other organisations' skills and capacity within their community.

Whilst the programme content may vary from year to year, the 2018-19 programme will include the following workshops:

  • An overview of fundraising through bids and events
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Budgets and accounts made simple
  • Making the most of the media

Workshops for 2018 will take place on Saturday 3rd November as follows:

RECRUITING AND RETAINING VOLUNTEERS

If you need volunteers to make your organisation work, then you will know they don't grow on trees, and they take a lot of work getting, and keeping. With over 35 years experience as a volunteer and 30 years recruiting and managing them, our trainer knows a bit about what works and what doesn't - and what's more he's happy to share his good and bad experiences to help you.  So why not join us for our 2 and a half hour workshop on Saturday 3rd November (10am to 12.30pm) at our Trimingham base, in North Norfolk. Places cost just £15 per person, or you could apply for a bursary grant to cover your costs,  To book. e mail contact@kearnsfoundation.org.uk 

FIVE STAR FUNDRAISING

We all need some funds to keep our organisations running, so when it comes to what type of funds, and where does the money come from it can all be a bit of a minefield.  If you are new to a fundraising role, or just want a refresh, join us for our skills workshop on Saturday 3rd November between 2pm and 4.30pm at our ase at Trimingham where we will give you some expert advice and some pointers drawn from good and bad experiences. Places cost just £15 per person, or you could apply for a bursary grant to cover your costs,  To book. e mail contact@kearnsfoundation.org.uk 

Who can apply for a bursary support grant?

  • Community organisations with an income of under £100,000 per annum and whose purpose is to support the development of individuals and services within communities can apply for PAID places on the workshop programme
  • Community groups with an income of less than £25,000 per annum can apply to a bursary fund with grants of up to £100 to fund volunteers to access the programme


The Application Process

If your annual turnover is less than £25,000

Make an application to the Bursary Fund

If your annual turnover is less than £25,000, we may be able to help with grants of up to £100 to fund volunteers accessing the programme.

Apply for your place on the programme

This form needs to be filled out for each volunteer that wishes to apply for a place on the programme.
Your application(s) will be reviewed at a Kearns Foundation meeting by our board of trustees and advisors which are normally held four times a year in the Spring, Summer and Autumn. Following this meeting, you will be contacted with the results of your application(s).