Unlock: Developing your case for support

19 and 26 November, 3 December 2019, 1pm – 3.30pm

The Pod, National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Join experienced cultural fundraiser Menisha Glen on this short course, designed to help cultural and heritage organisations in Sunderland develop their “case for support”- the document which forms the basis for all fundraising communications and clearly sets out an organisation’s mission, vision and aims.

The course will take place over three sessions, at the end of which each participant should have a completed “case for support” bespoke to their organisation.


This session will cover “the bigger picture”- including looking at your organisational strategy and drafting a mission statement.

This session will re-cap the components of a good Trusts and Foundations case for support and begin to draft a document, with a particular focus on emphasising the need for a project and measuring success (e.g. how to articulate outputs and outcomes and use case studies).

This session will complete the work started in Session 2, and cover how to draft a realistic budget.

This session is aimed at cultural or heritage organisations, rather than individual creative practitioners, and organisations must be based in Sunderland. All participants must commit to attending all three sessions and to completing work between sessions.

To register your interest in attending the course, please complete this expression of interest form: https://forms.gle/rZY48MPwXorqt9Fc9

Please note, places on this course are limited and we will be in touch to confirm your place.

This is part of the Unlock: Skills Workshop Series, which is supported by Arts Council England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and with funding from the Coastal Communities Fund.

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