How to… Fundraise – Grants and Foundations

  • How to Fundraise: Writing grant applications

    Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

Past Event

This event was on Thu 11 Jul, 10am – 5 pm

This session provides practical advice and information on writing and submitting compelling grant applications. Giving both the perspective of the applicant and the funder, we’ll look at case studies and discuss the most effective and suitable approaches in the context of your organisation and goals.

What you will learn:

  • How to research and identify grant-giving organisations
  • How to construct a robust project and create a case for support
  • How to write a compelling application
  • How to construct a budget, timelines, outcomes and outputs
  • Reporting, monitoring and evaluation


Early bird discount
Book before 31 May and save 20%. Use code: EARLYBIRD20

Art Fund bursaries are available for this course. Find out more.


About Sue Evans

Sue Evans is Development Manager at Whitechapel Gallery and has over 10 years experience working in Arts fundraising. She has secured successful grant applications to a wide range of major Trusts and Foundations and statutory bodies, for capital projects, endowments, and revenue fundraising strands including exhibitions and education programmes. Sue previously worked in management and marketing at Kings College London. She has a CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and an MA Cultural and Creative Industries

About Ushi Bagga

Ushi Bagga is a Senior Grants Manager at Paul Hamlyn Foundation and leads on the Foundation’s work that focuses on widening access and participation to the arts and manages the Foundation’s Breakthrough Fund which backs visionary individuals who are making social change through arts and culture.. Before joining PHF,  Ushi had more than 17 years’ experience working in the art sector, including 10 years’ in the subsidised theatre sector in roles at the Traverse Theatre, National Theatre and Royal Court. Before joining PHF, she worked as General Manager for Paines Plough Theatre Company, supporting the development of new writing and producing work that toured the UK and internationally. Ushi has an M.A. in Philosophy from St. Andrews University.

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