creative spark projects funding support

Do you feel like arts funding is not really for you?

Is it hard to know where to start?

Have you applied for funding before and been unsuccessful?

Would you like to secure funding to achieve your ambitions, and at the same time learn new skills and build confidence which you will use again and again in the future?

Over 21 years, I have secured over £2 million to fund my projects and mentored 100s of artists and creative companies to submit applications which have given them the funds to deliver their plans.

Funding Support Packages

My Funding Support Packages give you the tools and 1-2-1 advice to write successful applications and make that project that you’ve always wanted to do, happen.

Starting with a 1-hour coaching session, we explore where you are and identify any concerns. From there, we design a programme that supports you to get started (wherever you’re at).

Next, we agree a timeline and plan a series of Review & Feedback sessions. In each session I give practical feedback on your draft application and we work through anything you are finding hard.

Finally, you press the SUBMIT button, feeling happy that you’ve written an application that you can feel really proud of!

I specialise in support for Arts Council England funds, but can offer support and advice on a wide range of other funds.

Funding Mentor Packages

Funding Support Packages include…

  • Tried and tested Arts Council England Funding Templates & Funding Checklists for their Project Grants and Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) Funds.
  • Support, curiosity, enthusiasm, feedback and tips from an experienced fundraiser and project manager
  • Never get stuck in between sessions! Drop me an email and I’ll answer any quick questions.
  • When you’ve uploaded everything to Grantium, I’ll do a FREE final application review!

£695: Includes 3 Review and Feedback 121 sessions (perfect for DYCP)
£895: Includes 4 Review and Feedback 121 sessions (works well for DYCP or Project Grants).

Payment plans available.

Access Support

If you're applying for funding but need access support (including being dyslexic or dyspraxic), there are a number of ways Arts Council can help you.

Visit Arts Council England's Access Support information page or email  for details.

Get in touch

I'm normally booked up 6-8 weeks ahead, so am unlikely to be able to support you if you have a short deadline.

If you’ve got a project that you'd like to fund (or even just the start of an idea), drop me an email or book in FREE 20 min chat and we can work out a plan together.