Funding trends in the recession

Proceeds from lotteries run by not-for-profit organisations shot up from £126.6m in 2003/04 to £174.6m in 2008/09 (Source: Gambling Commission, Sept 2010)


Fundraising using the internet

The internet is increasingly becoming a useful way for voluntary and community groups to raise money.


Sponsored events and donations


HVA's Small Grants Guide

Many useful sources of funding for voluntary and community organisations in the Hastings area are listed in HVA's Small Grants Guide.


These include:
Awards for All
Sussex Community Foundation
Foreshore Trust
Local council small grants
Philanthropic groups


The latest version can be downloaded below.


Sustainable Funding

This training looks at sustainable funding for voluntary organisations, with particular emphasis on commissioning, and is based on material from NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Project plus additional local content. Topics will include:


Where to get funding advice for free

Hastings Voluntary Action
  • Newsletter and email updates
  • One-to-one funding advice
  • Review funding applications
  • Loan of resource books