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Funding your cultural and creative enterprise to adapt and grow
September 23 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
“Creative and cultural organisations enrich our world, but they are frequently operating with very limited finances or are stepping from one funding pot to the next. We aim to change that” says session leader Lawrie Chandler.
This webinar is designed to help organisations as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model after 18 months of lockdown. It will also demystify the sources of finance that are available for your organisation.
What will we cover?
In this 90-minute breakfast webinar, we will learn about funding ideas to improve your public income and sources of finance to help grow your trading income.
We’ll look at local, national and sector grants that can help fund and transform your creative and cultural organisations.
We’ll also help you develop ideas for new sources of finance and the expansion of your creative arts activity.
Who is this session for?
This webinar is aimed at freelancers, community creative groups, cultural centres, theatre, community interest groups and those active in arts, events, venues, digital and making.
About the Speaker
Lawrie Chandler owns and leads Edale. He has worked in blue chip organisations and built his own business from a Companies House registration to now a directly regulated financial firm. Seeing peers wondering how to develop their businesses, he set up an SME advisory service and within a year Edale supported six ERDF funded programmes sitting alongside a financial adviser business and now a creative design team too. Lawrie’s roles for various firms since graduation in 1999 have involved sales, distribution, product design and manufacturing. Lawrie holds a 2:1 Business Law Degree from the London Guildhall University and Copenhagen Business School.
What people say about the session
“Mr Lawrie Chandler is a knowledgeable person, have an amazing delivery method and with a very clear plan.” Delegate Creative Fuse Tees Valley – Bounceback funding
“All of the advice was really helpful, giving me direction and practical tools to move forward.” Delegate Creative Fuse Tees Valley – Bounceback funding
“Really valuable session, with an excellent host that really dived into my business to help me the best he could.” Delegate Digital City Investment Readiness 2020
This webinar is delivered by the Business Gateway Growth Hub and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire.