Before you search for funding using the bfunded website you will find it useful to discuss with other members of your group:
The following is a rough guide to help you - all funders take different amounts of time to make a decision.
Small grants (up to £10,000) - apply at least 3 months before you need the funding.
Medium/ large grants (£10,001 and over) - apply at least 6 months (preferably 9 months) before you need the funding.
Remember, your grant funding bid might not be successful (most funders have a success rate of less than 50%) or your DIY fundraising might not raise the full amount. Try and have a plan B.
This service is free and you can do as many searches as you like.
Find out what help is available from your local CVS.