Small local companies, national organisations and individuals are all approached for sponsorship funding.

Some things to consider before you ask for sponsorship:

  • Do you have similar values and aims?
  • What can you offer in return (e.g. information, access to services, publicity)?
  • Target your requests and follow up with a polite phone call.
  • If you are a small group, think local first.
  • Sponsorship could be goods or services instead of cash.
  • When you ask for help, focus on the benefit to the person or company you want money or in kind support from.

Want to find out more?  Take a look at our top tips for sponsorship. The BIG Lottery Fund has written an in-depth guide to corporate sponsorship called Future Funding

Only got 5 minutes? Take a look at this 5 minute fundraiser video from the Institute of Fundraising - an introduction to corporate fundraising (including, but not limited to sponsorship):

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