our work: fundraising
We have an excellent track record of supporting individuals and organisations in a variety of ways to get the funding they need to make work happen. We provide no-nonsense advice, strategic thinking and bespoke support.
access support for application writing
This is something we have a great deal of experience in, particularly for Arts Council England Project Grants and DYCP applications.
If you are neurodiverse/disabled and want to apply, ACE will pay us to support you - at no cost to you. Many other funders or opportunity suppliers will offer this as well so if they do not shout about it, it could be worth asking.
If you'd like to work with us in this capacity, please drop us an email. Please note, we are often working through a waiting list for this type of work.
"Huge thank you for making the process so positive, simple, responsive and calm and empowering. It's been a completely different experience to trying navigate it without support, which I just found utterly dismal and impossible. I'm so grateful for all your support, for your enthusiasm and for your dedication to really digging into the project and understanding what I want to do and why."
"Thank you! I really, really appreciated all your work on this. I definitely think I wouldn't have got it in this round without your help. And whether it works out or not I'm glad to have submitted for this."
"I’ve recommended you to literally everybody."
fundraising with organisations
We have worked with a number of organisations on one-off or long term strategic and developmental fundraising. This has included working on applications to trusts and foundations, multiple public funders, research grants, community-focused awards and international time-limited funds.
We are currently fundraisers for Duckie and The Posh Club.
If you’d also be interested in working with us, drop us an email.
"you is a pro innit"
application support for individuals
We offer advisories for pre-application advice and for draft application read-throughs with feedback. These are priced based on whether you are looking for support during a funded or unfunded period.
“Such a super helpful and informative session.”
"I’m certain that that short session with you, and your time before was central to us getting that funding and therefore in making this important event happen for the people involved and for our community."
A note on application writing:
As freelancers, we are committed to never undercutting other arts workers by providing services for free, and therefore all the support we offer is paid for, unless subsidised by funding or a host organisation.
Fundraising is particularly difficult right now, and although we won’t work for free we also don’t think it is appropriate to take money directly from artists meaning they have to pay-to-play at the game of fundraising. However, we know this isn’t always helpful so we’ve started to offer a light-touch intervention which is more cost effective than hiring us as fundraisers to complete your whole application. If this is of interest, please get in touch.