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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

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

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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

Want to get your 2024 fundraising off to a great start? This SYFAB course is a basic introduction on how to find the right funders and present your project is a good starting point. Book NOW as places are limited.

National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All Grants are increasing to up £20,000 in the Autumn and for more than one years activity? This interactive webinar on Zoom will help you understand the new criteria and prepare your funding application.

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.

This two half-day virtual training course gives you the key elements and skills required for writing effective funding bids which satisfy the funder’s criteria, whilst promoting your project in a well thought out and appealing way.

In a tough economic climate, learn how you can attract more donations from individuals and some of the methods you can use to improve your fundraising from individual donors. The easier it is to give, the more people will donate.

A budget tells the story, in money terms, of what your group’s plans are. This introductory course is perfect for you if you're looking to understand how to produce a clear and accurate budget for your project to present to a funder.

Join us to understand how your fundraising should ideal fit into a fundraising strategy and explore different sources of income and the options open to you. You will also begin to create a fundraising strategy appropriate for your group or project

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.

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).

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