Fundraising Culture Change Programme

Fundraising Culture Change Programme

Transformational Change for Arts, Heritage and Cultural Organisations

The Fundraising Culture Change programme is a tailored consultancy package led by Michelle Wright, CEO of Cause4 and Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy.


Expressions of Interest are now welcomed for the 2019-20 programme. 


Designed for arts, culture and heritage organisations experiencing substantial transition or change, the programme supports leaders and inspires teams to work collaboratively towards a sustainable increase in fundraising and income generation. 

Expression of Interest proposals should be emailed to Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy Head of Programme, David Johnson at no later than 12.00pm (noon) on Friday 23 August 2019.

Download the full programme outline and application details here.


    • This programme is primarily aimed at organisations going through high levels of transition or change, often due to income generation pressures. Organisations can be of any scale or artform (including museums).  
    • Applications are accepted from any legal entity - company, charity, CIC.  Organisations can also be a discrete entity within a larger accountable body, e.g. a local authority or a university.
    • We have the capacity to support five organisations between September 2019 - March 2020 and will aim to work with one organisation from each Arts Council England geographic area.
    • We welcome applications from a wide range of organisations, reflecting the diversity of artists and audiences for art and culture across England. Our definition of diversity encompasses responding to issues around race, ethnicity, faith, disability, age, gender, sexuality, class and economic disadvantage and any social and institutional barriers that prevent people from creating, participating or enjoying art and culture.


    This programme benefits from Arts Council England support.  The cost of this entire package for each participating organisation is £1,750 + VAT. This represents less than half the programme’s commercial value and includes all preparation work, trainer expenses, etc. 


    What previous participants say


    The Culture Change programme enabled a fresh approach to assessing our organisational culture, providing support and advice which has helped us to move forward in an informed and re-invigorated way.

    Claire Somerville, Chief Executive Officer at Babylon Arts


    Culture Change was strategic but also practical, we had open discussions and moved forwards a culture of fundraising within the organisation

    Catherine Herbert, Deputy Director of Whitstable Biennale 


    I can't advocate for Michelle strongly enough. Her delivery has been as close to perfect as possible.

    Mark Davyd, Chief Executive Officer at Rhythmix Music