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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.

Most of our sessions are online, with occasional face to face ones in 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

You can download our payment and cancellation terms and conditions here.

Many major funders require you to link your aims, outcomes and activities in your funding applications. Explore a systematic approach to identify the need for your project and link your aims, outcomes and impact for a stronger funding application.

In the fast changing world of social media platforms, join us in a virtual classroom (Zoom) to begin developing a social media strategy for your group, project or organisation with the help of our social media 'guru' Dr. Lou Mycroft

Engaging new or existing supporters is the first step to encouraging long term relationships and future donations. Join SYFAB to explore methods of communication and engagement which can lead to donations for your group, activity or project.

Do you want to know more about the National Lottery 'Awards for All' application process. This interactive webinar on Zoom will help you to understand the programme and prepare your funding application.

This new course covers all the types of records your organisation should be keeping and methods of book-keeping and producing year-end accounts, funders reports and using simple spreadsheets and other accounts packages like Quick-Books and SAGE

Join us in a virtual classroom to explore the strategy, tactics, methods and steps required to plan your approach to ask for support or sponsorship from a business (also known as corporate fundraising).

How do good ideas get turned into projects? What are the steps needed to create a really good project? Join Dr. Lou Mycroft for an exploration of the key elements of project management and how to get your project noticed and funded.

SYFAB's popular basic 'Introduction to Fundraising' for Beginners is back! Feeling a little daunted at the prospect of fundraising? Join us in a virtual classroom (Zoom) for a basic introduction on how to find funders and present your project.

This course covers all you need to know about setting up your group and what legal structure and or charitable or non-charitable status might be best for you, and some key issues about successfully running a good voluntary organisation or charity.

A new SYFAB course covering all you need to know about setting up your group and what legal structure and or charitable or non charitable status might be best for you, along with some key issues about successfully running a good organisation.