Funding Advice


We will:-

  • Help you find out what grant-making trusts etc. exist which might fund your group's particular needs
  • Offer you advice on how to fill in application forms, write letters, etc.
  • Read your draft applications to see if they can be improved
  • Supply ideas on other ways of funding your group
  • Help you develop a fundraising strategy

We like working with you to make your plans become reality, and our excitement when you hear you have succeeded in getting a grant is (nearly) as great as yours! We aim to build your ability and confidence to raise funds for your group and will match the support we offer to your needs as far as we can - we've obviously only got limited resources, but we'll do all we can.


I have found PCVS invaluable. I am new to fundraising and the support has been fantastic.
Poole Housing Partnership


We can work with groups in Poole and Bournemouth. In Bournemouth we will work in conjunction with Gary Bentham of Bournemouth Borough Council, where relevant - many of you will know Gary, who has been helping Bournemouth groups with funding advice for years.

Please get in touch if you need advice about funding.

Also, we have access to the GRANTfinder database. Members are welcome to make an appointment to visit our office and search the database for potential sources of funding. We also email a regular funding bulletin to members, on request.