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This years Funders Fair was held at the Kensington and Chelsea Town hall together with One Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea Social Council and what a success!  And with that I wish to give a special thanks to all involved whether you were a funder, a speaker, a stall holder or one of the teams organising the event.

From the outset it was well attended and people continued to arrive throughout the day. There were workshops delivered by Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation talking about attracting donors and raising monies and Localgiving on raising funds online. Additionally Trust for London, John Lyon’s Charity, Big Lottery and City Bridge Trust discussing their grants and what they can do for you.

As you can see from the photos below, along with the workshops there were a range of stalls, such as Hammersmith United Charities, for people to browse and ask questions and these stalls were both funders and useful groups such the Charity Bank or Volunteer Centres.

It was so good to see so many people there and so many people that we have got to know on a personal level over the time they have been registered at Sobus. Even if you have regular contact with Sobus to find grants through our database, or to use us as a sounding board for your proposal or even critique your final proposal it is always good to meet actual funders. Simply putting a face to a name or talking with a funder is highly beneficial giving people that little insight which cannot come from anywhere else.

I hope everyone enjoyed the day but if you would like to see something done differently in the future then drop me an email

Thank you everyone.

Nigel Jacques

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