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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Coastal Community Teams and Economic Plans

Demonstrating our excellent understanding of how to develop local economic strategies working closely with stakeholders and communities, we have led the development of three Economic Plans for the coastal areas of Deben Peninsula, Leigh-on-Sea, and Shoeburyness. Coastal Community Teams is a national Government initiative with aim of improving collaboration and delivering solutions to local economic…

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Coastal Community Funding

Working for Southend on Sea Borough Council, developing and writing a Coastal Community Fund bid to secure £1.3m to develop a range of measures which improve the coastal tourism offer in the area, including building a new lagoon between the famous Southend Pier and Three Shells Beach.

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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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