Network Funding – August 2015

walker1The Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy programme wants to encourage and support networks, collaboration and group learning in fundraising across England in the arts and cultural sector.  We know that there are lots of informal and formal groups & networks in place, linking people through geography or sector area. We also know that networks can be fragile, dependent on one or two individuals and subject to members having the time and money to attend meetings.

How we can help
We have set funds aside to pay some of the associated costs that arise from organising networking events.  This may include participants’ travel costs, venue hire, catering, fees for speakers/guests, or any other relevant expenditure. In February 2016 we were pleased to fund 10 diverse networks across the country.

August 2015 successful applicants
We received a total of 32 proposals for this funding. From this, we are delighted to approve support for 10 Networks across England:

A New Direction and Cockpit Arts partnership – Securing funding from the housing sector

Bath & North East Somerset Museums Group

Community Foundation Culture Partnerships

Dorset, Bournemouth & Poole Fundraisers’ Network 

Museums of Cheshire

North Yorkshire Music Action Zone Music Partner Network

Shropshire Children & Young People’s Cultural Consortium

Sound Connections in partnership with Musicians’ Union and CM Sounds – Get Funding Ready

Touring Theatre Network

Young People In the Arts – Connecting Young Arts Fundraisers