Bid Writing and Fundraising Strategies

Writing the case for support, developing strong narrative and securing public and strategic support for projects. We have detailed knowledge of funding including National Lottery Heritage Fund, Communities Fund, Arts Council England, Government and regional regeneration, trusts and foundations. We have a strong track record of securing capital and revenue funding for a wide range of projects over many years.

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Restoring The World’s First Operational Radar Station

The Cultural Engine led this project following a successful Stage 1 pass achieved by Bawdsey Radar Trust in 2013. This included the full development and application process for Stage 2 and ultimately secured £1.8m of capital funding for this important heritage asset on the Deben Peninsula area of Suffolk. Peter Vadden was Construction Project Manager for the Delivery…

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North Thames Fisheries Local Action Group

Cultural Engine was the lead local partner with the Thames Estuary Partnership in managing the North Thames Fisheries Local Action Group. The North Thames FLAG programme ran from 2017-2020 (ended in March 2020) and was awarded £600,000 by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to allocate to projects in the North Thames FLAG area…

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Brentwood Theatre

The Cultural Engine worked with Brentwood Theatre to put together a plan of action that would secure funding from Essex CC to increase their capacity in the key areas of public/charity fundraising and developing strong corporate relationships. The City of Culture.

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