South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Fundraising Consultant - Corinium Museum

We are looking to appoint a consultancy service that will work with the Museum team to develop our fundraising strategy and activity. This development will run alongside the last stage of our capital project.

In the current economic climate, museums are experiencing a reduction in funding from a variety of sources and need to address issues of economic sustainability. The Corinium Museum Service recovers approximately 50% of its funding through admission charges, lifelong learning programmes, venue hire, shop retail, and Visitor Information Centre services. The Museum would benefit greatly from the development of a fundraising strategy and programme that will help us to grow as an organisation and bring in new income. Consultants will need to develop our fundraising activity to generate new income and support museum development by the following:
  • Develop a fundraising strategy
  • Establish corporate sponsorship
  • Seek fundraising opportunities for temporary touring exhibitions and make applications as necessary
  • Introduce a corporate membership scheme
  • Increase individual memberships
  • Introduce legacy giving
  • On behalf of the Museum apply for any grants to improve the Museum’s long-term sustainability
  • Increase individual giving through existing campaigns
  • Introduce methods for monitoring fundraising campaigns and their success
  • Undertake research to identify fundraising opportunities for museum priorities and submit applications as required
  • Work with internal marketing and communications teams to promote fundraising activity and encourage giving

Consultants delivering this work must also be willing to work with the Director, museum staff and local authority to identify the Museum’s key fundraising aims and ultimately enhance the work of the Museum and its reputation with the sector. Consultants will also need to work in close partnership with external organisations to maximise fundraising and external income generation opportunities, whilst supporting the Museum’s vision to build a sustainable fundraising framework, enabling the sites continued success and development. Timescale is 6th April 2020 to end of January 2021 in line with our project completion and launch of the new Museum working 3 days a week.

Individuals are invited to submit proposals for this contract. Tender costs should cover all travel expenses, meetings on-site and other costs associated with the work. They should also state VAT requirements. Proposals to fulfil this brief should be submitted by 5pm on 28th February 2020 through the Council’s E-tendering portal Interviews to take place on the 11th March 2020 if required.

Organisation name: Corinium Museum

Contact name: Amanda Hart

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01285655611

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Type: Contract


Location: Cirencester

Deadline for completed applications: Friday 28 February 2020

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