Enormous thanks to those who believe that writing can change the world. If we value books, literacy, education, languages; if we value the stories we have to tell each other, then we should value writers as well. In a time when the government is scrapping creative writing A-Levels and universities are closing creative writing departments, we need more support for grassroots organisations who are able to fill the gap. So, thanks!A bit about us
We're a member's organisation for professional writers in Nottingham, UK, and we're experiencing a period of immediate, short-term financial pressure while we transition to a CIC. We offer a range of creative and professional development opportunities, and we're the only dedicated writing facility in the country. We're not far from being financially self-sufficient, but we need all the help we can get to achieve it. This would mean that we could create ambitious new ways of supporting writers. Like providing residencies, commissions, developing digital content, and researching new publishing methods.Why support us?
- We've shown what we can do by initiating the successful bid for Nottingham to become a UNESCO City of Literature, and launching the Festival of Words which is now the Nottingham Festival of Literature.
- We're an independent non-profit that doesn't receive public funding.
- The good thing about not relying on funding is that it makes us incredibly agile.
- We currently have two hundred professional writers on our books who will directly benefit from us being able to focus on supporting their progression routes.
What will my money go towards?
Until we reach financial sustainability, all funds go towards our core running costs. Here's an example of our monthly outgoings each month;
- £10 insurance
- £25 sundries (tea, coffee, toilet paper, etc)
- £40 bursary for one writer on a low income
- £50 internet and phone bill
- £100 electricity
- £250 admin staff
- £400 communications staff
- £1,250 rent