How to… Fundraise – Grants and Foundations

  • How to Fundraise: Writing grant applications

    Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

Past Event

This event was on Tue 10 Sep, 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


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 Zoe McLeod 

Zoe McLeod  is Partner at Counterculture. Her areas of expertise include: charity fundraising, evaluation, stakeholder consultation and research, organisational planning and governance, project management and delivery.

At Counterculture, Zoe provides clients with practical support in the delivery of major projects and daily operations. She is particularly passionate about embedding appropriate and sustainable practices that strengthen organisations for the long-term. At Counterculture she has worked as acting Head of Development at Tate Liverpool and interim Deputy Director of Gasworks / Triangle Network. Other clients include: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, Magpie Dance and the London Wildlife Trust.