first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 7 August 2006 | News  33 total views,  1 views today Advertisement  34 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img CAF offers £1.2 million for smaller charities’ capacity building Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is offering grants totalling £1.2 million to help small and medium-sized charities build their capacity. Open to charitable organisations with an annual income of up to £3 million, the funding is available through two CAF funds – the Consultancy and Training Fund and the Collaborative Fund.The CAF grants programme runs from 1 May 2006 to 30 April 2007, and this year’s first 16 awards to small to medium-sized charities have just been announced.Victoria Anderson, Head of Grantmaking at CAF, explains the objects of the grants. “Our Grantmaking Programme,” she said, “aims to support the growth and development of small and medium-sized charities.“We do this by offering a package of support tailored to the charities’ needs. We believe that a combination of time with a CAF consultant, funding for training and cash support enables charities to build their capacity and make the most effective use of resources”.Wales-based charity, Valeways, and the Big Issue Foundation are just two of the 16 charities to receive support from CAF. Founded in 1966 to improve and maintain access to the Vale of Glamorgan’s beautiful countryside, Valeways received a five day ‘Healthcheck’ and 12 days consultancy time for an organisational review, including business and strategic planning.The Big Issue Foundation works together with the Big Issue Company to create opportunities for people facing homelessness to take greater control of their lives. They received support from CAF to assist with business planning.CAF is inviting applications from qualifying charitable organisations for the remaining funding. Applications must be received before 6 October 2006. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more