How we help Funding opportunities Funding opportunities Last year we supported our groups to raise over £1,727,000. Would you like to saving precious time when applying for funding? Would you like to increase your chances of success? Would you like to develop more sustainable income streams? If so, DCA’s Funding Advice services is here to support you with: STAYING AHEAD OF FUNDING TRENDS and last minute opportunities through our e bulletin; MAKING BETTER USE OF YOUR LIMITED TIME, reduce the number of failed funding bids, and missed deadlines, by having our experienced advisers provide a third pair of eyes and help you identify where your gaps are; AVOIDING MIS-INFORMATION such as selecting the wrong legal structure for charitable funding; ENABLING YOU TO DISCUSS YOUR IDEAS directly with funders at our funding fairs and dragons’ dens events. We know our funders and know what they are looking for. Fundraising skills training covers: Getting fit for funding; Developing a funding strategy; Making your case for support; Finding the right funders; Preparing a winning application. Funding resources Fundfinder Tool In partnership with Dorset County Council we provide remote on-line access to the Fundfinder Tool. Dorset Charitable Trusts If you are looking for local trusts, Dorset Community Foundation offers an on-line database. Funding Central Funding Central lists thousands of funding and finance opportunities and there's also a wealth of tools supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy.