Following the successful launch of Elements training portal for voluntary and community organisations, which saw more than 160 people enrol on the first Good Governance course, we’re delighted to launch our second course – 'Good Fundraising: Success with grant applications'.

We know that fundraising is a priority and key issue for many organisations, and in our collective experience, the most common source of funding for community organisations and small charities is grant-making trusts, and bodies like the National Lottery Community Fund, your local Community Foundation or Council. It’s what people ask us about most often, and it’s something we’ve successfully helped many organisations to build their skills with, and achieve better results.

Good Fundraising has been developed by the three partner organisations – Connected Voice, Northumberland CVA and VODA, bringing together a wide range of skills and experience in supporting voluntary and community organisations across the North East. It’s ideal for those who are new to the role of fundraising but also great for those in need of a refresher. If you’re looking to improve your likelihood of success with grant applications then this is the course for you.


Course format and signing up

Elements is an e-learning platform which means you can study in your own time and at your own pace. The course is an interactive mix of videos and questions, and you will receive a certificate upon completion.

Elements is available to access completely free of charge until 31 March 2022.
Please note: you must complete your course(s) before 31 March to take advantage of the free offer. 

Visit to learn more about the Good Fundraising course and to create your account.

Each of the Elements partners also offers a range of other information, training and support for voluntary and community groups.  If you're in Northumberland, you can contact Northumberland CVA for support: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01670 858688.





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