A Community First Yorkshire event

Fundraising for Parent Teacher Associations

NEW FOR 2023: Raising funds for school projects can feel like a challenging task, the merry-go-round of cake sales, tombolas and dealing with the extensive wish lists from teachers can be exhausting!

This session is aimed at PTA and Friends of School groups that are responsible for raising funds for their schools. The training will provide you with the skills you need to maximise your fundraising and make your efforts go further.

We will explore different kinds of fundraising methods including grant funding, fundraising events and online fundraising platforms, leading to a much more productive (and less exhausted) PTA!

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • have an increased knowledge of potential fundraising events and activities
  • understand the legal requirements around fundraising and events
  • understand grant funding for school groups and how to access it
  • understand how to maximise your fundraising opportunities including match funding schemes and Gift Aid
  • understand how to raise money online using fundraising platforms such as Easy Fundraising and Give as you Live.

Who should attend?

  • voluntary groups responsible for raising funding for school projects.

Please note this training is aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

About the trainers

Nicky Ruddick has 20 years’ experience as a funding advisor, securing funding for hundreds of voluntary organisations including village halls, play areas, health and social care groups and youth clubs across North Yorkshire.

Cost and concessions

£35 (including VAT)

Concessionary places

Thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council, we have free ‘first come, first served’ places if you meet either of the criteria below. You can self-select a free place during booking.


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £5k
  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £25k that is experiencing financial hardship and would struggle to pay.
    These spaces are limited so if a free place is not shown when you go to book, you can ask to be added to the waiting list for a free place on a future training session.

No shows and concessions

Please note that if you don’t attend training that you have booked on without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Contact details

Booking queries contact
Email: info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Programme queries
Email: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177