In 2020 BVSC successfully secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Covid-19 Relief, to support the sector with accessing funding opportunities. As part of this we worked with Tony Carr of 4frontpartners who delivered weekly one-hour webinars looking at different aspects of business development and submitting funding applications.

The videos and resources for Series 2 sessions can be viewed/downloaded below.

Spotlight on Black, Asian and Minority led organisations

Guest speaker: Nathan Dennis of First Class Foundation.

Download the Powerpoint presentation (pdf)
Watch the video presentation

Spotlight on: Heart of England Community Foundation

Guest speaker: Tina Costello, Chief Executive, Heart of England Community Foundation

Download the HoECF Powerpoint presentation 
Download the Webinar presentation (pdf)
Watch the video presentation


CIC, CIO, Charity? What funding is available to each

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Networking: Your secret weapon in securing business

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Spotlight on: Lloyds Bank Foundation

Guest speaker: Peter Cunnison

Download the Webinar presentation (pdf)
Download Lloyds Bank Foundation Powerpoint presentation
Watch the video presentation


Spotlight on: National Lottery Community Fund

Guest speaker: Gerald Nembhard

Download the Webinar presentation (pdf)
Download the National Lottery Community Fund presentation (pdf)

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Spotlight on: Severn Trent Foundation

Guest speaker: Sue Heyes, Community Fund Officer

Download the Webinar presentation (pdf)
Download the Severn Trent Foundation presentation (pdf)
Download the Severn Trent Community Fund Application Questions (pdf)
Download the Severn Trent Community Fund Application Guidance (pdf)
Watch the video presentation

BVSC Initiative for Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic led organisations

Guest speaker: Ray Walker, BVSC

Download the Webinar presentation (pdf)
Download Ray Walker's presentation and survey (pdf)
Watch the video presentation

Live Funds

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Download External Funding list (pdf)
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Social Media and Marketing

Download the Webinar presentation (pdf)
What makes a good application (pdf)
Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Guidance for social enterprises and CICs
Download the Yell Social Media Guide (pdf)
Watch the video presentation 

Heart of England Community Foundation - live application

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