October 20


09:30 am - 02:30 pm

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Edventure: Frome


Frome Town Hall

Christchurch St West Park Hill Drive, Frome, BA11 1EB

Frome, England, GB, BA11 1EB

1 of a series of w/shops supporting the move to #buildbackbetter. Local experts sharing real experience to support a green & fair recovery.

Funding has a key role to play in the drive to #buildbackbetter from the pandemic, in resourcing the new economy and in supporting us to deepen resilience in our local economy.

If you need to write bids and apply to trusts and foundations for funding and you would like some hints and tips on how to be more effective, this short course is for you.

Ruth Knagg, a fundraiser with 25 years experience, will use real examples from Frome charities and community initiatives of various different scales, to equip you with checklists and useful practical techniques to enable you to make better use of your time – and hopefully to achieve better results.

There will be an opportunity to learn what grant funders are really looking for and hands-on exercises so you are not talked at the whole time! It is also a great way to meet other people in exactly the same position as you are and to find out that we are actually much more supportive than competitive in this game.


Ruth Knagg. Fundraising Manager (Grants & Philanthropy). We Hear You (WHY)

Ruth has worked on both sides of the fence, both fundraising and funding. She was responsible for fundraising for Whatcombe Fields and for Action on Disability and Development. She sits on the Board of the Andrews Charitable Trust and in the past has assessed funding bids to Frome Town Council.

What to Bring

Please bring a pen & paper, a packed lunch. 

Ticket Price:

  • This event is funded for residents of the county of Somerset of all ages.
  • There is a £5.00 booking fee. Please, #nomorenoshows.
  • Our funding does not cover BANES, Bath and Bristol. For a full list of eligible towns/postcodes click here.
  • Booking is essential.
  • We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms.

For the time being, we have created only 12 tickets for each these w/shops. If they are fully booked, please join the waitlist. We are awaiting further information and will release more tickets (on a first-come, first-served basis) if possible.

Covid-19 Safety Policies and Procedures:

We are taking safety very seriously. As the situation evolves, so will our approach. At the current time…

Venue: We will be at Frome Town Hall with support from Frome Town Council. Risk assessments will be performed and strictly adhered to. As the situation evolves, we may need to switch venue/move online.

Participant Responsibilities: We all have a critical role to play in keeping each other safe. We will email you an update before the course outlining what precautions we all need to take. For the time-being please be prepared to:

  • bring your own face-covering and wear it throughout.
  • use hand sanitiser each time you enter/exit the meeting room.
  • keep 1+ metre physically distant from others at all times.
  • stay home on the day if you have any symptoms (fever, tiredness, a new or continuous cough, loss of smell/taste).
  • self-certify on arrival that you do not have symptoms, have not been diagnosed with or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.

Cancellations: The booking fee is non-refundable. If you need to cancel and let us know at least 3 days prior to the event we will be happy to transfer your booking to another of our short courses.

Please support us by cancelling ASAP if you can no longer come. Edventure Short Courses are always fully booked and often waitlisted. If we end up with an empty seat in the room it impacts our ability to meet our funding requirements.

More Info/Feedback:

If you have any questions/feedback/concerns about any of our courses, please do let us know by email to [email protected] or by phone on 075480 14066.

This course is possible thanks to funding from Somerset Skills & Learning and support from Frome Town Council.

Feedback from past Edventure Short Courses:

“…It was run brilliantly and really well attended. As always there was a great mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for being there. The courses are always well-run, really interesting and accessible. I’m always amazed by the quality and experience of the teachers. I’m doing three courses at the moment – all brilliant”. 


“Just spent 2 days learning what they do, why they do it and how they are inspiring other communities to take up the challenge too. Such fantastic course design, people skills and imagination! Engaging young adults, helping inspire entrepreneurship, building community! What’s not to love?!” 


“Really inspiring, reinforcing and positive. Great presentation with pace and focus and enough humour to entertain too. Still thinking about it all and will keep doing so for a long time. Thanks for a lovely and helpful course!” 


“Really interesting and rewarding morning. Will be looking out for other courses and the Hub space is amazing”. 


“A breath of fresh air. The facilitator was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and action orientated but with plenty of interest in the needs and expectations of the group. A very motivating and worthwhile few hours!” 


“Loved it…gave me so much clarity on how to be more strategic! ” 


“A truly supportive, inspiring & creative environment..!” 


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