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Brass Bands England's Fundraising Service

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Welcome members, bands, players, non-players, fundraisers and everyone else in between! We are so happy to share our Fundraising Service with you, which presents a unique opportunity that promises to support you with your fundraising needs.

Our Fundraising Manager, Beth Lambert, is here to guide you through your fundraising strategy and the grant application process. Beth has enjoyed almost 10 years of experience within the charity sector and will support you in navigating the fundraising landscape with clear and well-rounded advice.

Your brass band is not just a band; it's a community asset and a passion. We understand the individuality that separates each band and that’s why this bespoke service caters to your own specific funding needs. Whether you need some help in pinpointing ideal funders, creating a new project, or ensuring the longevity of your band; our solutions are tailored to suit you.  

Our intention is always to empower and inform, not to strain your financial resources. Thanks to generous support from The Backstage Trust, we are in a position to offer this service exclusively to BBE members at an exceptional subsidised rate of around 75%. The service is designed to strengthen your knowledge of fundraising and the grant application process, to enable you to go off and make your own way successfully and to ultimately ensure sustainability for the Brass Banding sector as a whole.

The services offered range in price and scope; from an individual bid checking service starting from £60 (plus VAT), right through to group training sessions focussed on planning and preparing applications to Arts Council England for £150 (plus VAT) or designing your creative project for £60. There's something for every band and for every budget. 

Together with the wider team, we can also support you in developing projects to open up new funding opportunities for you. The team can offer project management, marketing and governance support to put you in the best position possible to enjoy success from grant providers and to ultimately future-proof your band.

If you’re a member of Brass Bands England (and if not, there's no time like the present!), simply complete our online form to make an enquiry with Beth and she will come back to you to arrange an initial, informal chat - free of charge. 

(Please note, in order to meet requirements from our funders, and for your band to get the most value from this service, we kindly ask that at least one band representative has taken part in BBE's training, Band Governance Bootcamp, and has worked through our BBE Inclusion Toolkit. Should your project involve working with children and young people, you also need to take part in BBE's BandSafe Training and make sure your band has current safeguarding policies in place that are in line with BBE's BandSafe Toolkit).

We realise that our Fundraising Service might not be the perfect fit for everyone. If the timing isn't right for you, rest assured that our vast library of training and resources is always available for you to use as a member; packed full of helpful information in the form of webinars, articles, templates, guidance and other useful tools.