One of the ways that Transformation Cornwall delivers its mission is by working in partnership with Truro Diocese on our Meet the Funders programme.

Meet the Funders is an innovative programme strengthening the huge wealth of community work that Cornish faith groups are involved with. The programme is an opportunity for people looking to develop a community project to join with the those who could potentially fund it.

Free to access, the Meet the Funders programme is designed to bring people together and strengthen relationships in and across communities, by building the skills of local people and focusing on their gifts, experiences and knowledge to make their vision a reality.

The 2020 Meet the Funders Main Spring event was held in Bodmin on Thursday 12th March 2020. You can read all about it, download copies of the speakers presentations and our useful resource document HERE.

The Meet the Funders programme focuses around a one-day Spring conference where major local and national funders meet approx 100 individuals seeking funding for their projects. The Spring event is supported by a series of 6 community workshops. 3 of the workshops which will cover:

Workshop 1
Developing Your Project – vision, mission, values; evidencing need; organisational needs; sourcing data and statistics

Workshop 2
Funding Applications for Beginners – budgets & financial requirements; key questions on an application form; what makes a good funding application

Workshop 3
Managing Your Project and Accountability – outputs & outcomes; monitoring & evaluation; sustainability.

The 3 additional community workshops are all themed around developing strong and sustainable faith based social action. These often explore specific issues, such as incorporating heritage in projects, developing community support, re-ordering church buildings....

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Meet the Funders workshops are delivered with people who have direct, lived experience of developing and growing their own community social action projects. Nurturing and emphasising our community ‘experts by experience’ continues to give credibility and maintains that this work is delivered by communities for communities.

Our community workshops take place in ‘live projects’ with host speakers giving guided tours and talks about their project, experiences and lessons learned. This allows the programme to continually be shaped by the people best placed to know what works.

Groups we’ve worked with