Fundraiser & Mentor

Rooftop Theatre © Ashleigh Cadet

Fundraiser and Mentor

Since 2012, when I launched my business, I have worked with all sorts of organisations on funding applications, strategies and as a mentor securing thousands to support arts, heritage, environmental and community programmes across the UK.

These include:

Rooftop Theatre (2018) Support to develop and fund new theatre programme including ACE Project Grant application support and secure £15,000 to support Boxing Club Rules project.

Arts Uplift CIC (2018) Support to develop and fund programme including ACE Project Grant application support to secure £50,000 to deliver Suitcase Stories reminiscence dementia project.

Wild Goose Rural Training (2017- 2018) Audience development specialist supporting development of £400,000 HLF Our Heritage Phase 2 application (submission withdrawn).

Bicester Youth & Community Strategic Arts Plan (2014-2015) Working with Cherwell District Council & other local partners to facilitate discussions & decision making to develop a strategic plan & funding application totalling £160,000 including ACE Grants for the Arts and partner contribution to make the case for the arts to become a tool for change & a new model of good practice locally, regionally & nationally.

Autumn in Malvern Festival (2017) Fundraiser for 2017 Festival, £14,950 secured from ACE Grants for the Arts to support the festival.

Reaction Theatre Makers (2017) Organisational development and fundraising support. £15,000 secured from ACE Grants for the Arts.

Tenbury Music Festival (2017) Organisational development and fundraising support, £14,950 secured from ACE Grants for the Arts to support the 2018 festival.

Severn Rivers Trust (2017) Arts & Engagement Strategy for Stage 2 of Unlocking the Severn £4m HLF Our Heritage application (application decision pending).

Grapevine Music Project (2016) Supporting colleagues at Equal Vision to secure £5,000 to support the delivery of Grapevine Music Project at Tenbury Music Festival in 2016.

Dulcimer World Congress Youth & Community Outreach Programme  (2014-2016) Mentoring event organiser with fundraising, event development and management, the development and delivery of a school education programme and teachers pack. Together we raised £16,000 from Arts Council, local and national trusts and foundations.

Creative Minds (2013-2014) Secured a grant of £15,000 from Arts Council England to deliver a programme of art & heritage activities for the Autumn in Malvern Festival linked to the centenary of WWI working with young people from Malvern’s most deprived wards.