Fundraising Fundamentals - Top tips and tools for fundraising, ArtReach

  • East Midlands
  • Other, Fundraising
  • Lynn Simmonds


Fundraising workshop, Leicester, 20 November

Fundraising can be a challenge and extremely disheartening when applications for funding are declined. It takes time to develop high-quality bids. For many, it is also about having a bit more confidence.

This half-day workshop is about supporting you step by step to prepare and write a range of funding bids and approaches to funders such as Lottery, Trusts and Foundations and also individual donors. The workshop will share some top tips and tools to save time, boost your confidence and increase your success.

What is covered?

Topics covered include:

  • The key elements of a fundraising strategy
  • Tools for planning your projects (and thus the content of your funding bids)
  • The language of funders and tailoring responses
  • Starting to write your bid
  • Building relationships with your supporters.

The workshop will be interactive, encourage discussion and include step-by-step practical activities to take you through the process. At the end of the workshop, you will have all you need to start drafting!

Refreshments will be provided.

Who should attend?

This is an introductory session for those with little or no experience in fundraising or for those people in need of a refresh or confidence boost. It is relevant for all charities, community and voluntary sector organisations who are looking for guidance on how and where to start.

From previous attendees:

" Thank you so much for the opportunity - I really feel I gained useful practical skill."

" The session really opened my eyes to the work that goes into creating a funding proposal."


The training is delivered by Lynn Simmonds, ArtReach’s Arts and Heritage Consultant who has over 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, working in programme management, grant-making and fundraising roles.

Having worked primarily in small and medium-sized charities, Lynn’s fundraising experience covers the whole funding mix from Lottery, Trusts and Foundations, Individual Giving, Memberships, and Corporates.

The workshop costs just £45 and be booked here: