This November, Voluntary Arts Scotland  are running two FREE workshops at the end of the month, would you like to attend?  The Touring Network may be able to cover expenses* for those member promoters interested. Read on for more information and how to book

Fundraising: Make it Happen – 28th November 2pm-5pm

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of fundraising for cultural groups and organisations.

Together we will explore the process of fundraising using the ‘seven steps’ which cover:

  • Who to ask for funding
  • How to ask for it
  • How to say thank you to your donors and supporters

The session will also look at how to develop an effective case for support for your project or organisation; what you should include and how to present it to potential supporters.

As this workshop is limited to 25 people, we ask that a maximum of 2 people per group sign up to enable a mix of groups and organisations to participate. Hand-outs will be provided at the session for you to share with other members of your group.

To book your FREE place, click here

Following this workshop you are invited to attend the Cash for Culture Funding Fair immediately afterwards from 5.30pm-7.30pm, in the main room at Paisley Town Hall. Here you will find a range of funders, including The Big Lottery, Creative Scotland and the Heritage Lottery Fund, who will be on-hand to answer your questions and provide information about funding and support available.

Click here to find out more about the Cash for Culture Funding Fair and let us know if you can make it.

This workshop is coordinated by Voluntary Arts Scotland and delivered by Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage – a fundraising training programme led by Arts & Business Scotland with Archaeology Scotland, Built Environment Forum Scotland, greenspace scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland, a funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Funding from Renfrewshire Council has made this event possible.

About: Voluntary Arts Scotland promotes and supports creative cultural activity in all its forms. We’re passionate about the impact creativity has on well-being and communities, and work to provide information, training, advocacy and exposure for the thousands of people across the country who regularly participate in creative activity and help make it.


*should any of our promoter members wish to claim travel expenses, please get in touch


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