Fighting Fund

Our Fighting Fund is a key part of our long-term ambition to see Liberal Democrats Everywhere:

  • Liberal Democrat candidates in every council area;
  • Liberal Democrat candidates in every principle authority by-election;
  • Full slates in most areas – giving everybody the chance to vote for a Liberal Democrat candidate at local elections;
  • Longer-term, a Liberal Democrat presence on every principal council.

The support we provide

We support Liberal Democrat campaigners across the country with resources, advice, templates and as the largest provider of campaign training in the Party.

We are working with our partners in the regional and state parties to help every area stand more candidates and win more elections.

How do I apply for a Fighting Fund grant?

That’s great! Please fill in our short online form.

Please donate whatever you can:

What your donation will pay for:

  • £25 will allow us to print and stuff 100 pieces of squeeze mail.
  • £65 will cover the cost of artworking one mailing.
  • £100 will pay for postage to 400 homes.
  • £400 will help a local team win their council by-election.

Prefer to donate by cheque?

If so, please make it payable to ALDC and send it to: ALDC, 2.07 Boat Shed, 16 Exchange Quay, Salford M5 3EQ.

Cllr Hannah Kitching

Group Leader, Barnsley MBC

“Before 2018 we had no representation at all in Barnsley but we are now the second-biggest party, with four councillors and we’re working hard to win more next year. Our team could not have done this without the advice and support of ALDC – we’ve been to Kickstart twice and we’ve also benefited from Fighting Fund grants.”

 

Cllr Mike Heslop Mullens

East Riding of Yorkshire

“We knew we had a great team who really wanted to fight our by-election in Bridlington North, a seat the Conservatives have always taken for granted. But as a small local party, we would have struggled to fund a winning campaign. So ALDC stepped in with a Fighting Fund grant, enabling us to run the campaign we needed to take this seat from the Conservatives for the very first time. Thank you ALDC!”

Cllr Robert Hopkins

City and County of Cardiff

“When an unexpected by-election came up in Cardiff last summer, we know we needed to raise money fast. Within 24 hours of submitting our draft budget and campaign plan to ALDC, a cheque was in the post and we were able to spend more time campaigning and less time raising money. We held the ward with a huge majority – thank you ALDC!”

Buy our Fundraising to Win Book

Tim Farron MP

“Everyone involved in campaigning should buy Fundraising to Win – it contains everything your team needs to raise the money to fund a winning campaign – whether you’re aiming to win a council seat or turn your constituency gold at the next general election. Anyone who wants to be a parliamentary candidate and lead a winning campaign needs to read this book.”

Buy ‘Fundraising to Win’ – just £5 for ALDC members: www.members.aldc.org/Shop.aspx