Beginners Masterclass: Funding

Purpose of event

In November 2023, we asked our members which topics needed support. 31% responded that funding and financial security were the biggest concern. Due to this, we are pleased to offer this free event to support our members. Join us online on Tuesday 23rd April for our Beginners Masterclass in Funding. This event is exclusive to our members and, thanks to our guest speakers, will bring a wealth of knowledge and insight to our members in attendance.

Who is the event for?

This masterclass is aimed at those new to bid writing and funding applications. However, any member is welcome who believes it may be beneficial.

Guest speakers

Hayley Cook, Funding Officer - The National Lottery Community Fund 


Kerry McFarlane, Funding Officer - The Robertson Trust 

Speaker bios and details will be included in the delegate pack issued to attendees.


Any presentations from the event will be accessible to all members of Befriending Networks after the event. We strive to continue support to our members during this difficult time. For this reason, we are also pleased to launch our funding resource catalogue. This is designed to support members in navigating appropriate funding providers and advice. You can access this new resource here.

Duration and Agenda 

13:00 – Welcome

13:05 – The National Lottery

13:30 – Peer discussion and networking

13:40 – The Robertson Trust

14:05 – Peer discussion and networking

14:15 – Question and Answers

14:30 – Closing of event


This event is free and exclusive to members.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact