• Arts Grants • National Lottery Fund Public • Local Authorities, Councils • New Deal, NESTA, etc • EU / EC funding •Corporate sponsorship (e.g., BP, HP, HSBC, etc) Private • Competitions (e.g., DB awards) • Venture Capitalists/’Dragons’ • Charities, Trusts and Foundations People • Personal contacts • Fund-raising events, Crowd-fundingsee.arts.ac.uk / email@example.com
• Usually in the form of grants (no payback) Public • Usually lenient terms for loans • May take equity • Corporate social responsibility Private • Marketing and PR • Private equity (shareholding) • Charitable /philanthropic causes (usually no payback) People • Goodwill • Personal interestsee.arts.ac.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hands-on Private (VCs, Angels)Not for profit Public For profit Private (Sponsorship, etc) Charities Banks Trusts Foundations Hands-off Adapted from: Hugh Mason see.arts.ac.uk / email@example.com
Company valuation Risks Lifestyle Hi- Super Stock Start-up Biz growth Growth Market Time Adapted from: Hugh Masonsee.arts.ac.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
• ‘Non cash’ resources which some organisations can provide/sponsor In Kind (e.g., manpower, venue, brand, advertising, expertise, logistics, etc) In Cash • Funding/Grant/Investment/ Sponsorship, etcsee.arts.ac.uk / email@example.com
Aims & Objectives: • What type of project? (e.g., personal/community/ educational/social enterprise) • What do you want to get out of your project? • What are some of the key activities?see.arts.ac.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
Impact & Benefits • What impact can your project create? (state qualitative & quantitative key performance indicators, a.k.a., KPIs) • Why is this important? • Who is your target audience and how can they benefit? • How can the funder(s) benefit?see.arts.ac.uk / email@example.com
What do you need? • location • equipment • materials • money • publicity • expertisesee.arts.ac.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
Research & Identify the right funder(s) • Who is your target audience? Are they similar as the organisation/funder? (e.g., potential customers, locality, complementary services) • How can your project contribute to the funder(s) remit or agenda? • Any potential conflicts? (e.g., education and cigarette brands?; competing sponsors?)see.arts.ac.uk / email@example.com
Developing Funding or Sponsorship proposals • Similar to a business plan (template distributed) • Customise your proposal • Submission & disbursement deadlines • Be professional • Follow up, not harass!see.arts.ac.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
• www.funderfinder.org.uk Funding portal (free access at Learning Zone @High Holborn) • www.creative-choices.co.uk/find-funding/1099/ Creative choices funding portal • www.uksponsorship.com Aims to link sponsors with organisations seeking funding in various fields, including the arts • www.fundraising.co.uk A resource for UK charity and non-profit fundraisers. • www.guidestar.org.uk A comprehensive guide on UK charities • www.access-funds.co.uk Contains details of organisations and funding opportunities.see.arts.ac.uk / email@example.com
• www.artquest.org.uk/money/writing-applications.htm Artquest – one-stop resource for visual artists • www.unltd.org.uk UnLtd – a charity that support social enterprises (templates available for downloading) • www.princestrust.co.uk/ The Princes Trust supports young people in enterprise and employability • www.j4bgrants.co.uk/Default.aspx Listing of funding organisation for small businesses • www.governmentfunding.org.uk Online portal to grants for the voluntary and community sector for the following funders • www.grantnet.com Grantnet is a user-friendly search enginesee.arts.ac.uk / firstname.lastname@example.org
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