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Overcoming Trust Issues

On 16th October, over 100 of the UK’s brightest and best Arts Fundraisers gathered at the Tower of London for an annual conference focusing on all things Trusts. David Burgess,Director at Apollo Fundraising summarises some of the common strengths and issues delegates identified.

Published: 2017 | Resource type: article

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A Guide to Trust Fundraising

A handy guide to trust fundraising, from preparation to application.

Published: 2016 | Resource type: Guide/tools


53 Million Artists

In October 2013, Jo Hunter and her colleague David Micklem started work on an idea called 53 Million Artists –  a campaign that aims to unlock the creative potential of every individual in England by getting them to Make Time, Do Stuff, Think About It, and Share It. Having secured two small grants from Arts Council England and support from ... Read more

Published: 2014 | Resource type: Case studies


Fundraising from an Artistic Director's perspective

One of the biggest challenges in fundraising is that funders want access to artistic directors as often it’s their vision that is being supported. In this interview, Wieke Eringa, Artistic Director of Yorkshire Dance, discusses her approach to fundraising including the challenges and benefits of leading on fundraising; building income; fundraising for both projects and core costs; ... Read more

Published: 2014 | Resource type: Case studies

Trust applications – a funder’s perspective

This interview with The Pilgrim Trust’s Director, Georgina Nayler, offers an insight into the grant application process from a funder’s point of view. It provides a guide on how to apply for funds from trust and foundations; from planning an application and common mistakes through to the key ingredients of a successful application.

Published: 2014 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Outcome funding – impact rather than just outputs

Outcome funding means funding an organisation in relation to what impact they have rather than just focusing on the outputs, such as the activities they do, or the products they produce. This guide by the NCVO provides a comprehensive and detailed explanation on outcome funding. It includes assessing your outcomes, why an outcomes funding approach is ... Read more

Published: 2014 | Resource type: Guide/tools


mac birmingham's capital fundraising appeal

mac birmingham is a pioneering arts complex offering a programme of theatre, dance, independent cinema, music, spoken word, comedy, exhibitions and special events, as well as a wealth of practical classes in all aspects of creativity. Following a successful capital appeal mac birmingham was redeveloped and reopened on 1 May 2010. This case study describes the ... Read more

Published: 2014 | Resource type: Case studies

Trusts and foundations: are you ready to apply for funding?

For the arts, trusts and foundations are a vital source of financial support. This factsheet gives guidance on what their legal status, how to approach them and what to consider when making an application. It gives links to the biggest trusts and foundations in the arts and to further sources of information.

Published: 2009 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Raising funds through a capital appeal

In 2000 the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) unveiled an ambitious project to refurbish the Royal Scottish Academy Building and to build an underground link adjacent to the National Gallery of Scotland. The project was partly funded by the Scottish Executive and Heritage Lottery Fund with the remaining funds raised through a capital appeal. This case study ... Read more

Published: 2006 | Resource type: Case studies

Strengthening private sector support for the arts in New Zealand

In May 2010, Creative New Zealand commissioned the Allen Consulting Group to conduct research into private sector support for the arts, and to develop an action plan for increasing this support. The private sector – made up of individuals, trusts and foundations, and business – is the most viable source of external support for arts ... Read more

Published: 2010 | Resource type: Research

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Developing private sector funding in the arts

This report is part of an on-going review of organisations who have received Arts Council England Catalyst funding to develop private sector fundraising. It aims to provide a benchmark for performance and to share learning so the wider arts community can learn from the experiences.

Published: 2012 | Resource type: Research