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Theatre Royal Bath are looking to appoint a freelance Trusts & Foundations Bid Writer to kick-start a period of fundraising for artist development, access and inclusion, and industry training projects to the value of £700k - £1m for activity taking place over the next three years.


The purpose of this project is to develop compelling proposals - clear, persuasive, and well-articulated documents that translate complex ideas into easily understandable narrative that elicit philanthropic support from a variety of sources. You will use external research on funding and capital prospects to create a strategy and related bids that realise our development goals by securing four, five and six-figure funds.


You will be a flexible and experienced professional with a strong track record in grant writing and evaluation in the arts. Your role will be to research, plan, manage and execute a series of bids in support of projects at The Egg and Theatre Royal Bath.

Any successful bids will offer feasible scope to provide additional project set-up services, including design of impact and evaluation frameworks that will capture the change successfully funded projects make.



Full details can be found at


Please send a covering letter demonstrating the experience and personal attributes that make you right for this piece of work. In addition, we expect to receive a document such as a CV or portfolio that demonstrates your ability undertake this freelance project and a previous track record in securing funds at these levels. We expect only those with a demonstrable record of success in successful bid application writing and project management to apply. We will require two recent references for relevant bid writing experience. Any suitable parties will be asked to provide a consultancy proposal that outlines their approach and charges.


If you would like to discuss any of the information provided here, please contact us.


We welcome applications from all sectors of society. If you need the information about this job in a different format or would welcome a conversation about your specific context, please get in touch.


Freelance Bid Writer


Up to £7,500 fee


To be negotiated, but we expect the work to take at least 20 days

Contract Type:



Home working with some office meeting to be agreed

Close Date:

Friday, 30 September 2022

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