New fundraising support for BBE member bands

A new role will support bands to become more financially sustainable - and applications for the position are still open! Brass Bands England is delighted to announce new funding from The Backstage Trust to create a new position of Fundraising Manager to support the organisation and its members. This key member of the BBE team will be responsible for creating fundraising training, advice and guidance in addition to writing cases for support and making grant applications on behalf of BBE member bands. A total of £51,000 will be granted from the Trust across the next three years to support the new role. 

Kenny Crookston, CEO of Brass Bands England, commented: “Not only will this new part-time role help BBE to increase and improve our training offer to bands, it will also allow us to support our members on an individual basis, through assistance with grant-writing and other fundraising support - a vital step in empowering brass bands to be both financially sustainable and culturally relevant.”

The new role will add to BBE’s existing fundraising support offer provided through its member resources, training events, and partnerships with fundraising organisations such as Crowdfunder and easyfundraising.

Those individuals interested in applying for the Fundraising Manager role can find a full job description and further details about the position on the Brass Bands England website - Applications should be submitted via the Application Form on the website no later than 9am on Monday 20 September, with interviews taking place on Tuesday 5 October over Zoom. Any questions about the position can be directed to

The Backstage Trust’s main focus is to support projects and organisations in the performing arts, with areas of support predominantly around funding professional services such as fundraising, recruitment and professional development. 


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