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Training & Events

SYFAB runs training courses and events to help improve your fundraising skills, knowledge and confidence.

Our training and events are aimed at fundraisers with varying levels of experience, so whether you're new to fundraising or have done several applications already, take a look at our listings below to see what we're offering.

We run our training and events in various venues across South Yorkshire. Each one is open to anyone involved with a community organisation, you don't have to be working in South Yorkshire.

We can also provide specific training tailored to the needs of your organisation. Please contact us us for more information on commissioning SYFAB training in your location.

How to book

You can book your place and pay for it (where required) online. You don't need to register as a website user to book a place, but if you do choose to register, this will give you access to our other online services including the Funding Search and Funding News emails. Click the Sign In/Register link at the top of this page then click "Register now" to find out more about the benefits of registration.

Click here for a step-by-step guide to using the booking system


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Would you like to improve how you write a funding application and make your application stand out to potential funders?

Planning to apply to the Reaching Communities programme? The Reaching Communities master class will help you understand the programme and prepare your application.

This interactive e-learning pilot will help you consider different types of funding sources appropriate for your organisations needs and capacity. Complete at your own pace within a 2 week window. Open to Sheffield groups and organisations only.

This training session explores how social media can be used in your fundraising, to build community and to engage with potential donors. This session will be delivered by our guest tutor Lou Mycroft, a social media ninja and digital pioneer.

Would you like some help with putting your Awards for All application together? This training session will help you understand the programme and prepare your funding application.

Have you been reliant on grant fundraising? Do you want to find out about different potential sources of income? This training session can help you consider the options and create a fundraising strategy appropriate for your project and capacity.

This training focuses on the considerations and steps required to approach businesses (corporate fundraising), but also considers principles to target specific individuals for asks which could make a substantial impact to an organisation.

Are you new to fundraising? Feeling a little daunted at the prospect of fundraising? This SYFAB training session gives a basic introduction on how to find funders and present your project.

Planning to apply to the Reaching Communities programme? The Reaching Communities master class will help you understand the programme and prepare your application.

Individual donations is an interactive training session which provides participants with a chance to consider different methods of raising money from individuals for their projects.

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