Free UK Charity Fundraising Training Courses, Including Online

Lots of free UK fundraising training courses, including online, and charities that provide support to fundraisers

Free Online UK Charity Fundraising Training Courses

There are lots of free online UK charity fundraising training courses, webinars and other support for fundraisers. This guide has courses covering fundraising skills development and refresher training courses through to a basic introduction on fundraising, as well as other support and how to find fundraising volunteers.  You can also use our Help Finder directory search categories for Fundraising Support and Learning & Development to find far more support.

Get Grants - Online Fundraising Training Courses

Get Grants provide a range of fundraising services, including their free online training courses and events.

Online Fundraising Training Courses

Charity Excellence - Free Fundraising Support & Online Training Resources

You don't need to know anything about fundraising to use the CEF.  The income questionnaire will lead you through the fundraising process and connect you to a wide range of resources and people who will help you. Use Funding Finder, to find a huge range of grants and Help Finder to find companies that make donations and the fundraising income questionnaire has 100+downloadable funder lists. Quick, simple and everything is free.

To find the funding and free help you need - Register Now

Click the AI Bunny icon in the bottom right of your screen and it'll help you with anything to do with running a charity, including fundraising and finding funding.  Ask it short questions, including key words.  Better still, once you've registered, login and the in-system AI Bunny will also write funding bids for you.

Free Fundraising Help & Training Courses

  • The 46 community foundations support charities in their local area by making grants. However, many also offer advice and support with fundraising.
  • NAVCA supports around 200,000 local voluntary and community organisations every year.

Here are some non profits that support specific communities.

  • For Christian Faith groups, the Cinnamon Network supports local churches to set up sustainable social action projects, find funding and get the right support and training. They also offer their own micro grants.
  • For veterans, or serving members of the Armed Forces and their dependents, aiming to start a new business (or charity), Heropreneurs are brilliant.
  • The Always Network supports small UK Muslim charities, including fundraising.
  • Money4You is a black led charity, that supports the BAME community, including low cost fundraising courses.
  • Ubele is an African Diaspora led social enterprise, which helps build more sustainable communities across the UK.
  • For Somali led organisations, the Council Of Somali Organisations.
  • For Social Enterprises, there’s:

Develop Your Fundraising Skills Using Charity Social Media Groups

There are a lot of fundraising groups on social media that you can join to connect with others and find help and advice.

Try the Small Charities Networking & Advice group and, if you work overseas, the Small International Development Charities Network.

There are also more general groups, as well as groups for different types of fundraising and also regional and county level groups.  Here’s the Charity Excellence list of 50+ charity social media groups.

You can also connect with me on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook for daily posts on funders and fundraising, and/or join my Funding & Fundraising Twitter list.

Finding Fundraising Volunteers

Most small charities recruit locally, so posters in your local shops, post offices and church/mosque can work well, or short articles in their newsletter.  You might also advertising your volunteer roles in local village/town Face Book groups, which are also useful for promoting your work.

There are also a number of organisation who will advertise your volunteering roles for you.  Login to and use Help Finder to find fundraising support and volunteers.  Micro volunteering can also work well.

More Free Training Courses

We have our own weekly free training webinar programme and publish details plus training provided by our friends on a single page, giving you access to dozens of free courses and webinars.  So you don't miss out, upcoming training is included in our weekly newsletter sent to community members.

Plus, have a look at our resources for free charity training courses, with links to a huge range of free training and including top tips and ideas on how to develop your people at low/no cost and with limited time.

Access A Huge Range Of Free Fundraising Tools & Support

A registered charity ourselves, we provide 8 online health checks, the huge information hub, Quality Mark and 3 online directories.

  • Funding Finder - click through to more funders than any other grants directory, categories for Crisis Funding, Core Funding and Small Charities & Community Groups and 100+ downloadable grant lists.
  • Help Finder – find advice, pro bono support and free services and products, including lots of free fundraising support and companies that make product/financial donations.
  • Data Finder - finds data for funding bids, fundraising research, impact reporting, planning and campaigning.

Fast, Simple & Everything Is Free

To find the funding and free help you need – Register Now

Click the AI Bunny icon in the bottom right of your screen and it'll help you with anything to do with running a charity, including fundraising and finding funding.  Ask it short questions, including key words.  Better still, once you've registered, login and the in-system AI Bunny will also write funding bids for you.

Register Now
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