Fundraising with Ellen McGuinness – Members Workshop

  • Tue 13 July

    Fundraising with Ellen McGuinness – Members Workshop


Sign up now for this session to discover and learn more about fundraising, which will be led by specialist consultant Ellen McGuinness; free for Film Hub South West member organisations who are keen to learn more.

Spaces are limited, and we expect this workshop to be filled quickly. Those attending will be required to complete a short task ahead of the workshop which all attendees will then be able to use as a starting point.


Leading this workshop will be Ellen McGuiness – an experienced grant funding specialist and consultant, who has worked extensively in the film exhibition sector; she is well-versed in the landscape of fundraising.

In this workshop Ellen will cover:

  • How to research funders
  • Telling your story and proposal writing
  • Budgets
  • Finding contextual information to strengthen your proposal
  • Applying to funders with a broad remit outside of film
  • How the covid-19 pandemic has affected grant funding priorities

These points are for us to start with, and If there is anything you would like to ask ahead, or that you would like to know more about please let us know when you sign up via the Google Form below. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions in the workshop. 

About the facilitator

Ellen McGuiness is an experienced fundraiser, who specialises in grant fundraising. Ellen has worked as a freelance consultant for three years, and previously worked for the BFI in a fundraising capacity for several years. Working across the arts and heritage sector, Ellen has a special interest in film – especially education and inclusion projects!

Ellen’s clients include BFI, FilmBath, Film London, Into Film, Birds Eye View Film, Renaissance Studios and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance. 


We are committed to accessibility and we will do everything we can to remove possible barriers to attendance so please let us know how we can make the experience as useful and comfortable as possible via the application form. 

If you would like the application form in another format then please email us at


Please note this workshop is only open for individuals who are part of a Film Hub member organisation.

Film Hub South West membership is free and offers a range of benefits, including access to training, funding, special programmes and networking opportunities. If you are not a member, find out more about joining here.

This event is currently at capacity, we have no remaining spaces.

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