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School Fundraising Certificate

A 6-week accredited course taught by Louise Germaney. The course will assist senior staff to generate income from school assets, local business partnerships, and alumni giving. Develop excellent bid writing and grants research to take your school income to the next level. Instantly apply new skills to your current projects: you'll produce a funding strategy and a polished Lottery or Trust funding bid ready for submission.

Our online classroom is dynamic and supportive, with 3 hours of guided learning each week and high levels of tutor support.

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Who is this course for? Download List of Past Students (pdf)

  • School business managers, administrators, and senior staff involved in fundraising and income generation
  • Parent volunteers wanting to maximize fundraising results in their child's school
  • People seeking careers in school fundraising

What this course offers Download Sample Lesson (pdf)

  • A complete, polished bid for funding of your next project
  • Solid foundation in bid writing
  • Income-generation techniques for your school
  • 12-month funding strategy for your school
  • Effective techniques for grant research
  • 10 sample bids for Trust, Lottery & Corporate funding
  • Access to over 60 funding websites

Course programmeDownload Course Programme (pdf)

  • Week 1    School Fundraising Trends
  • Week 2    Trust Funding for Schools
  • Week 3    Sources of School Funding
  • Week 4    Lottery Funding Techniques
  • Week 5    Income Generation
  • Week 6    School Funding Strategy
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Fundraising Skills Guarantee:
Within 12 months of course completion, you will raise a sum equal to or greater than the course fee, or we will refund your money!
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Case Studies


In 9 months we've raised over £135,000 for outdoor classrooms and playground development.
Ann Green, Director, Focus on Community

We have been awarded a three year £146,000 Big Lottery grant from ‘Reaching Communities’ and seen a 80% success rate in applications from a wide range of funders.
Carol Fullick, Development Manager, Bognor Community Action Network

Kelly Round

The Certificate course has played a large part in us bringing in over £40,000 in funding from local and national bodies.
Kelly Round, Cluster Coordinator, Our Place

Heather Parsons

The speed and quality of the course feedback provided me with real insights.
Heather Parsons, Charity Director

Andy Collins

The course was excellent , well organised and easy to follow. It gave me exactly the guidance I needed. I could communicate easily with the other people in my group.
Andy Collins, Charity Public Relations Consultant

Karen Harvey

We've raised £26,000 in the last 6 months for projects with young people who live in areas of deprivation.
Karen Harvey, Helston Phoenix Mentoring Project, Cornwall

Claire Busby

I've successfully funded a Rock band project from the Ernest Cook Trust and Walter Guinness Trust. I've also raised £32,357 for service children in our 7 Cluster schools.
Claire Busby, Business Manager, The Stonehenge School, Wilts

We've raised £35,000 over three years towards a managers post and £58,000 for Young Carer activities.
Trustee, Unite Carers Mid-Devon

I enjoyed the discussion board topics and the assignments. They were so practical and useful and really helped to reinforce what I had learnt.
Charity Manager

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