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How to Write Funding Bids

22 April @ 18:30 - 20:00

About this Event

Funding bids are an essential part of helping your charity or project raise money, but they aren’t always easy. With a pool of funders to choose from each with their own application process and guidelines, a lot of us can wind up feeling confused, rejected and unable to access vital resources that could help get our projects off the ground.

Fortunately, we’ve drafted in an expert to help us navigate the world of funding! Poet, performer and enabler, Anne Holloway will be helping participants get to grips with funding in her seminar and Q&A, How to Write Funding Bids.

In this 90 minute session, Anne will talk through the process of putting together a funding bid for a creative project. You will look at funding from Arts Council England for projects and development, as well as applying to private trusts and foundations, and local councils. We’ll talk about budgets and timelines, project plans and outcomes, timing and collaboration with other creatives and arts organisations.

Throughout this 90-minute session, you will…

  • Gain a better understanding of the nuts and bolts of putting together an application for funding
  • Increase confidence and clarity around funding applications
  • Network with other people in a similar situation.

About Anne Holloway

Anne Holloway has been a freelance writer for over a decade now. Her survival has depended on learning how to bring in the money! As co-director of Mouthy Poets CIC she learned on the job, securing Arts Council England (ACE) grants totalling £300k as well as additional funding from other organisations. As the Fundraising Manager at Writing East Midlands, she expanded upon her experience, securing funding from ACE as well as private trusts and foundations and local councils. As the founder of Big White Shed, Anne has secured funding for projects via ACE and has just secured a Develop Your Creative Practice (DYCP) grant to develop her own work.

Book your place

Tickets cost £12 for NWS members and £15 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.


This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both. A link will be sent out shortly before the workshop starts to the email address you enter at the time of booking.


22 April
18:30 - 20:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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