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Fundrasing for Non-Rocket-Scientists

28th Sep 2021 @ 09:30 - 13:00

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Do you think it takes something special to successfully fundraise? If so, come along to this hands-on workshop to break into the mysteries of funding and glean some whistle-stop tips for getting results.  Get practical input as we support each other to come up with an action plan to fit each of our causes to take away at the end of the workshop. No knowledge of theoretical physics necessary.

This Edventure Short Course is led by Ruth Knagg, a fundraiser with 25 years experience for a range of charities and Frome community initiatives.  She will bring real examples from causes you have heard of. Please come along with your own great cause for which you could use some help raising funds.


Ruth Knagg, Fundraising Manager, We Hear You

Ruth has worked on both sides of the fence, both fundraising and funding. She is currently Fundraising Manager (Grants and Philanthropy) for We Hear You. 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. 

Johannes Moeller, Co-Founder and MD, Edventure: Frome

Johannes is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Edventure Frome – A School for Community Enterprise. Johannes will draw on his experience of supporting groups and individuals in setting up community initiatives, social enterprises, and small businesses in Frome. He is a qualified social enterprise advisor & coach.

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.


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, and if we end up with an empty seat in the room it impacts our ability to meet our funding requirements.

What to Bring:

Please bring a pen & paper.

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.

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. Please be prepared to bring your own face-covering and wear it throughout, and to 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.

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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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