Attracting money

Where do you find money that aligns with what you are looking to create and the resulting impact? Who can you approach from grant funders, potential investors and individuals? How do you demonstrate the value in working with you? This live session will get you thinking about the ways to stand out when looking to attract money to support you and your next potential project or venture.

Join this session to develop your skills in attracting money with Kieran Daly, Head of Market Building, Social Investment Scotland and Sandy Thomson CEC Advisor and Artistic Director of UK Theatre company Poorboy and USA Film company Squad Walk. Kieran will take you through the range of investment options, the current landscape and what investors are looking for. Sandy looks at what to include, and how to talk about it when you’re making applications and pitches to secure grants, funding and financial awards.

We are delighted to be joined by the founder of Coorie Creative, Mairi Breslin, Mairi runs a successful retail business in Stirling, offering weaving, spinning and wool, she runs a number or workshops connecting people with people and heritage crafts. Mairi will bring to life the challenges of having a dream and making it happen.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand the different options in attracting money
  • Learn what to expect when approaching potential investors and funders
  • How to ensure the investor is right for you
  • How to create clear, persuasive, and successful applications
  • Develop your confidence in attracting money