We are actively seeking funding to subsidise training places by making applications to national charities. In the meantime, have you thought about applying for funding as an individual? There are many charities and trusts to whom the IMA cannot apply, for example because applications are restricted to organisations or people based in a particular area.
Let us know how you get on, so we can remove any suggestions who are not sympathetic to adviser training!
If you’re working with young people in Lancashire, try the Harris Charity http://www.theharrischarity.co.uk/
If you’re under 25 and in the area, you could try the Rossendale Community Fund http://www.lancsfoundation.org.uk/Funds-and–Programme-Information.html
In Nottinghamshire, you could try the Boots Charitable Trust http://www.boots-uk.com/corporate_social_responsibility/community/boots-charitable-trust.aspx#block1
If you’re at a registered charity based in South East London, especially Lambeth and Southwark, you could try the Peter Minet Trust http://www.peterminet.org.uk/
If you’re disadvantaged and living in Camden, Islington and City of London, you could try the Richard Reeve’s Foundation http://www.richardreevesfoundation.org.uk/page/Grants/
If you’re in Tower Hamlets, you could try the Simmons and Simmons Charitable Foundation http://www.simmons-simmons.com/en/About-Us/Corporate-Responsibility/Charitable-Foundation
If your organisation’s work benefits the residents of Botwell, Pinkwell, Townfield, Yiewsley, West Drayton and Heathrow Villages, it could apply to the Hillingdon Community Trust on your behalf http://www.hillingdoncommunitytrust.org.uk/index.php/about-the-trust/guidelines-for-funding
If your work benefits people in Surrey, try the Surrey Community Foundation http://www.surreycommunityfoundation.org.uk/
If your organisation is based in the old counties of Northumberland and Durham, including Tyne and Wear and Cleveland, north of the Tees, it could apply on your behalf to the Hadrian Trust http://www.hadriantrust.co.uk