Meet the Funders Event

Knutsford Town Council has teamed up with Cheshire Voluntary Services Cheshire East (CVSCE) to host a ‘Meet the Funder’ morning at the Curzon. Free for Knutsford based community, faith and voluntary organisations to attend, the event will offer organisations to meet individually with a range of funding organisations.

Funders already confirmed to attend to promote their grant schemes include the WREN community fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Cheshire East Council, Knutsford Town Council, Public Health Grants Schemes and Cheshire Community Foundation – with more to be confirmed.

“A key part of our 2020 Vision is to support volunteer organisations and charities” said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Garner. “We hope that as many Knutsford organisations will attend as possible to discuss their funding requirements with a range of funding bodies”.

In addition CVSCE staff will be offering support with searching for funding and inviting groups to bring in draft funding applications for their read through service. Colleagues from their VOICE network will also be on hand to collect views from groups which can be fed back to local statutory organisations.

CVSCE Development Officer, Alison Ellison said “This is a great opportunity for local voluntary and community groups to meet face to face with a range of funders. Groups will be able to discuss future plans and funding needs and receive feedback from funders.”

The ‘Meet the Funders’ event will be held on Wednesday May 20th from 10am to 1pm in the Cranford Suite, Curzon.

Booking is now open for organisations to attend: The event is free for Knutsford based organisations and members of CVSCE, for other voluntary groups a charge of £10 is made per organisation.

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