Service Development – Developing and Funding Advice Services

Learn how to develop and fund your advice service.

What this series of events is about

We know that DDPOs face challenges in developing new services and in finding stable long term funding sources to continue or scale up existing successful services.

We are providing a series of events this year to bring DDPOs together to explore challenges and solutions, enable more effective relationships with potential funders, and ensure that follow up support we offer to individual organisations is designed to meet your needs.

Each event will concentrate on a different service or funding issue which we know are current priorities including:

  • hate crime services
  • “lived experience” leadership
  • advice services

Before each event we will be sending out a survey to understand what challenges you face in developing and funding services. These will be used to design the events and follow up support we offer to individual organisations.

Who is the event for

This event is for DDPOs who are currently providing advice services, or have a new advice service they are currently seeking to develop or fund. It will be particularly useful for staff or trustees who are involved in designing, developing or finding funding for services.

N.B. People signing up for the workshop will be expected to complete a survey about your organisation’s challenges and support needs in developing and funding advice services.

Who will the event be facilitated by

The event will be facilitated by Alex Hendra who has been providing business and finance development support to DDPOs for the last 6 years and has 17 years’ experience in roles involving service development and fundraising/income generation in the charity sector.

Business Advice Surgery

Note: during this year, there will be regular opportunities to book one hour surgery slots for  business advice. Three surgery slots are available in the afternoon after this masterclass. To book a one hour surgery slot please contact Alex Hendra on


If you require British Sign Language interpreters or have other access or communication requirements, please let us know asap! Booking Deadline for access: one month before the event

Note: We will try to meet all access requests, but cannot guarantee provision if made after this deadline.



Ticket Price Quantity
New Ticket £0.00

Please note you don’t need to book an additional place for your PA.

Please list your access requirements for this event.

If you are booking more than one ticket, please give the name and email address for each extra person, so we can email them their ticket. Please also give each attendee’s access requirements, if known.