Fundraising Skills

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About Us

Fundraising Skills

Fundraising Skills is an award winning e-learning organisation offering accredited fundraising courses since 2002. We have helped staff and volunteers from 2000 small charities and schools increase income and improve fundraising management.

Money back guarantee

Our courses are a great investment in your professional development and include accreditation from NCFE. In return for your significant investment, we believe you deserve excellence and you have a right to expect tangible results when you implement what you have learnt. That's why we offer a unique money back guarantee: If within 12 months of completing a course you haven't raised a sum equal to the fee, we'll refund your fee in its entirety. See Terms & conditions for money back guarantee

We also offer a small charity discount and produce a Guide to grants for training, so you can complete quality accredited training that produces results.

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Fundraising Skills
PO Box 306
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 5ZH


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Telephone 0191 276 3261




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Company registration number 05849152

Office Hours

Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9—12:30pm, Wed CLOSED

Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions of enrolment our courses are available here.

If you are interested in any of our courses we'll put some copies of our brochure in the post.

Team Members

Louise Germaney, Course Director

Louise was one of the first National Lottery assessors in the UK, setting up what is now Awards for All. With 15 years fundraising experience for charities, schools and universities and 5 years as a grants assessor for major funding bodies. Louise has a strong focus on bid writing and funding strategies for small charities. An e-learning specialist, qualified trainer with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and past winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Anne Daly, Tutor

Anne has a financial and business background and for the past 10 yrs has been applying these skills to the not for profit sector in Scotland. She is an active and experienced fundraiser and champion of small charities. Anne is a Director of her local Community Development Trust and a Trustee of The Phoenix International Charity, a grant making charity, so is well placed to advise on making applications stand out. Anne is an experienced fundraising tutor and has worked with a number of schools on eco strategies.

Kathy Roddy, Tutor

Kathy has worked in the voluntary sector for 17 years, she was Director of a national animal welfare charity and is now a freelance trainer and consultant specialising in fundraising and strategic development. Kathy has advised a number of charities across most sectors . the arts (BAFTA), social welfare (women.s refuges), environment (Windmill Community Allotment Project), animal welfare (Compassion in World Farming, World Society for the Protection of Animals) and many more! Having worked on a number of successful Big Lottery bids and other funding applications, Kathy advises on individual and major donor fundraising, and legacy fundraising and holds the Certificate in Fundraising Management.

Ellouise James, Course Administrator

Ellouise is a highly experienced administrator managing accreditation procedures and student enrolment at Fundraising Skills. Having completed FE training in Business and Admin, she worked as a Conveyancing Secretary and for the NHS as an Administration Officer and PA. Ellouise is also a Counsellor and as a hobby has her own pet website.

Bespoke Workshops and Face to Face Accredited Fundraising Training

The Fundraising Skills team can deliver on site accredited fundraising training and workshops by arrangement. Here are some examples of bespoke training for clients and our recent contributions to regional and national conferences.

Creative Bid Writing Workshop

Lancashire County Council - School Admin & Bursars Conference March 2012 Lancashire

Tapping Into New Sources of Funding

Optimus Education - Efficient School & Academy Finance Conference October 2011, London

Effective Sources of Funding for School Leaders in Challenging Times

Optimus Education - Secondary Headship: School Leadership in a Changing Landscape Conference, October 2011, Central London

Effective Bid Writing For Schools (Half Day Workshop)

Greenwick PDC - SBM Network October 2011

‘Successful Fundraising for Schools’ (Accredited 1 Day Workshops)

Children's Services, The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, May/June 2011

Factors in School Funding Success

National Association of School Business Managers, Feb 2011

Creative Bid Writing (Full day accredited training)

Merlin Housing Society, Bristol, March 2011

Funding Strategy (Full day accredited training)

London Borough of Bromley, March 2011

Creative Bid Writing for Heads (Half day accredited training)

Perry Barr Consortium, Birmingham, March 2011

Update on Grants Available to Schools

School Financial Management Conference, London Jan 2006 - 2011

Trusts and Foundation Funding for Schools, various dates

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