Barnaby Presents: Fundraising and bid-writing with Laura Drane

Are you looking to raise funds for arts & culture projects? Thinking about how you could fundraise to bring your Barnaby 2020 proposal to life? Are you keen to improve your bid-writing and application technique?

Whether you’re new to the bid-writing process or want to scale-up your applications, this session led by producer, consultant and veteran bid-winner Laura Drane will equip you well.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll understand every stage of the bid-writing process from identifying funds to delivering a winning bid, with lots of practical level of dos and don’ts. You’ll be fully prepared not just for filling in the form, but for the whole bid-writing journey!

The workshop will take place on Thursday 7th November between 6.30-8.30pm at The Old Sunday School Heritage Centre, Macclesfield.

This session is the first in a series of ‘Barnaby Presents’ talks and workshops on a wide range of arts & culture producing skills that will take place in the lead up to Barnaby Festival 2020. These sessions are free and open to everyone, please reserve your place on Eventbrite here. We will be collecting donations for Macclesfield Barnaby Festival (registered charity no. 1151155) at the workshop.

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This event is open to all. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


The Old Sunday School Heritage Centre building and toilets are accessible to wheelchair users.

Please find more accessibility information here and contact with any queries.

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