Arts & Heritage Clients

At Tarnside fundraising consultants, we have a skilled and highly experienced team with years of experience helping arts and heritage charities and not-for-profit organisations maximise their fundraising potential.

Get in touch with to see how we can help your fundraising.

Arts & HeritageClients
30 June 2019

The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

We work a great deal in fundraising for the arts, so were thrilled when the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival approached us for support. Gilbert and Sullivan has a vast worldwide following, with generations continuing to rediscover and reshape these quirky operettas with the memorable tunes and lyrics. The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival has been an instituion since 1994 -…

Auckland Castle
Case Study

Read more about the Auckland Castle project and how it secured a series of £1m+ major gifts.

Lichfield Cathedral FundraisingArts & HeritageClients
30 May 2019

Lichfield Cathedral

We worked with Lichfield Cathedral some years ago on their fundraising campaign to restore the Herkenrode stained glass panels in its Lady Chapel. It is a pleasure to be supporting its fundraising team once again, as they plan for the future at what is now a vibrant and inclusive Cathedral. Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval three-spired Cathedral in the…
Arts & HeritageYoung People & Learning
5 April 2019

The Yehudi Menuhin School

Fundraising for music schools is an interest at Tarnside, having supported the £37m new music school at Chetham's some years ago. As such it was a privilege to work with the Yehudi Menuhin School as they plan for an ambitious and sustainable future. Music schools recieve government support for pupils, of course, via the Department for Education, but all have…
Arts & Heritage
28 November 2018

Chetham’s School of Music

Chetham’s, the renowned music school in Manchester, set itself a vast fundraising challenge. The music school had the opportunity to develop adjoining land and create cutting edge facilities, but £36 million would be required as a fundraising target. This ambition was far beyond the reach of a local fundrasing campaign. The music school's Feoffees (trustees) needed not only to appeal…
Arts & HeritageClients
31 July 2018

Auckland Castle Trust

Auckland Castle is one of the UK’s most important historical buildings. In 2012 the Castle and its contents passed into the care of the Auckland Castle Trust, whose aim is to transform the palace from an unknown and almost unvisited private dwelling into a vibrant heritage attraction.
Arts & HeritageResearch & Think Tanks
31 July 2018

Odysseus Unbound Foundation

We have been delighted to work with the trustees of Odysseus Unbound for some time, on fundraising research and grant applications to support, in turn, their archaeological and geoscientific work. Fundraising research has focussed on grantmakers in Europe and further abroad, with a demonstrable interest in Greece and the classics. About the foundation and their work I am Odysseus, Laertes’…
Arts & Heritage
22 June 2018

Octagon Theatre: Reimagined

The Octagon Theatre is Bolton's cultural heart, touching the lives of everyone in the town. It was built on local pride, fundraising, ambition and philanthropy, and opened in 1967 as the first new theatre to be built in the North West since World War 1. It has been bold since its beginning, supporting new and local writing, and working with…
Arts & Heritage
10 November 2017

The Factory, Manchester

Fundraising appeals for ambitious cultural projects are always exciting, especially when they'll change the face of a whole neighbourhood. Such large-scale cultural appeals also require effective fundraising strategies: behind the big vision must be influential supporters and clear business planning. We were delighted to work alongside the tireless team behind Factory, Manchester. Factory is an enormous capital development for the…
Arts & Heritage
6 November 2017

Darlington Hippodrome

Tarnside is working once more with Darlington Civic Theatre to support its future fundraising, at an exciting time in its development.
Arts & Heritage
4 November 2017


Storyhouse is Chester's new £37 million cultural centre, which opened in May 2017. A restored and revitalised 1930s Odeon building now houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 200-seat studio theatre, a restaurant and two bars and a 100-seat boutique cinema. It is a bold new heart for Chester's thriving cultural life: a theatrical venue for performances large and small, a 21st…