Are you writing a funding bid for a creative project or looking for advice about funding or bid-writing? Look no further – sign up for a 1-to-1 session with one of our specialists from Adur & Worthing Councils Andy Willems and Gemma Nethersole.
The sessions are half an hour and you can use them for any of the following:
  • Funding searches – help to find a funder whose aims could match your needs, including Lottery funding, trusts, foundations and local funds
  • Pre-application advice – detailed advice about whether the funder that you have in mind is right for you, and check that you understand their criteria, timescales and processes
  • Bid-writing – general information about how to tackle writing a successful bid
  • ‘Critical friend’ support – send your bid in advance of the session and get in-depth feedback (a double session can be booked for this option)
  • Budget advice – if you’re stuck on how to manage the finances for a project, or have questions about how to structure your budget in the application
  • Re-submission advice – if your bid has been turned down, send your bid in advance of the session and get in-depth feedback (a double session can be booked for this option if necessary)
Please note: All information will be treated in confidence and won’t be shared with any third parties. This is an advice session and as such it will be the responsibility of the organisation/individual to decide on the final application.
Andy Willems (Investment Officer, Place & Investment Team) and Gemma Nethersole (Fundraising and PR Co-ordinator, Culture Team) oversee and guide all external funding applications across Adur & Worthing Councils. Since joining the Councils in 2015 they have supported over 50 projects between them which has secured significant investment into the area. Their scope includes applying for culture and heritage funding, ranging from small (£hundreds) to large applications (£millions) therefore they are in a great place to offer diverse support to local organisations wishing to explore external funding opportunities.

Book your FREE place, and please include your name and contact email address to confirm your place. We will email you for more details so that you can get the most from your session.

PS If you can’t make this date, Community Works are also available to support local organisations funding applications and can also offer ongoing support.