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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Essex Cultural Diversity Project

Cultural Engine have worked collaboratively with ECDP since 2015, supporting them to become an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation and developing funding and arts commissioning strategies. 

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Essex County Council – Cultural Commissioning Programme

The Cultural Engine was commissioned by Essex CC to run a year-long Cultural Commissioning Programme which recogniSed the challenges faced by arts and cultural organisations with limited funding and capacity. Through this programme, we supported many of the counties arts and cultural organisations with bid writing, strategy and business planning, problem-solving and organisational development.

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