Date(s) - 16/10/2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse
Museums Norfolk members who attend this two day workshop are invited to apply for a small grant of up to £2000.
All delegates must commit to attending both days:
Day 1: Monday 16 October
Day 2: Monday 13 November
Whether you’re new to fundraising or a more experienced bid-writer, this two-day workshop is essential for anyone involved with making applications for funding from grant-making bodies.
Priority booking is for Museums Norfolk members. Any spare places will be offered to delegates from outside Norfolk, but please be aware that only Museums Norfolk members will be eligible for the additional support and to apply for the small grant. However, non-eligible delegates are strongly encouraged to apply for other funding, e.g. to make an application to their local county community foundation.
Trainer: Natasha Hutcheson – Freelance Consultant
Natasha has worked in the Heritage sector for over 20 years as a museums professional, heritage consultant, archaeologist and lecturer in museums, archaeology and cultural heritage. She has successfully supported museums raise funding as part of her role as the Norfolk Museums Development Officer and Regional Museums Development Manager, and accrued a good deal of experience of working with museums of all types; small and large.
The workshops aim to support delegates to put together an effective funding bid and hopefully improve their chances of success. By focussing on writing a real funding application, delegates will learn practical skills that are applicable when applying for funding from any trusts and foundations.
Like all funders, Museums Norfolk will assess applications for funding fairly and rigorously. Applying for funding is a competitive process and success is not guaranteed. However, learning to write an effective funding bid will increase your chances of success with trusts and foundations.
Workshop 1, Monday 16 October:
- Defining fundraising priorities
- Choosing the right priority for the small grants programme
- Preparing a concise, timed presentation of your project
Workshop 2, Monday 13 November:
- Reviewing what makes a good grant application
- Sharing short presentations
- Reviewing the projects
- Preparing to complete grant application forms
In addition to the two workshops, Museums Norfolk members will be offered the opportunity to have their grant application read through and commented on prior to submission.
By the end of the course, participants will:
- Understand how to define their fundraising priorities
- Identify and develop a project for a small grant application
- Be able to communicate the case for supporting their project clearly, concisely and persuasively
- Eligible museums will be supported to submit an application to Museums Norfolk for a small grant.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please tell us if you have any access or dietary needs.