Bid Writing, Fundraising and Charities

Tuesday 28th May 2024 – 9.30am – 11.30am
The Pavilion Room at The Alnwick Garden


This month our Grow Business Club morning at the beautiful Alnwick Garden delves into the world of bid writing, funding and running a charitable organisation. A chance to share knowledge and help each other overcome challenges. This month we’ll be joined by Mark Brassell, CEO of the Garden and our Strategic Head of Community & Education to share their experiences as well as our friends from The Great North Air Ambulance Service, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Expian, specialising in bid writing and tenders.

We created Grow to help achieve palatable objectives, overcome collective challenges and help each other thrive in Northumberland and the wider North East. With a unique circuit style set up, our club offers an opportunity to meet, network and chat to everyone in the room to discuss important themes.

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  • 9.30am – 9.45am Registration, refreshments and networking
  • 9.45am – 10am Welcome and introductions
  • 10am – 10.15am MND Association – Talk
  • 10.15am – 10.30am Expian – Talk
  • 10.30am – 11.10am Roundtable discussions (10 minute circuit stations)
  • 11.10am – 11.25am Great North Air Ambulance Service – Talk
  • 11.25am – 11.30am Round up and thanks with optional TAG or Lilidorei free tour


  • Where do I park?

    Attendees of the Grow Business Club can park free of charge in the MAIN car park* opposite the entrance to the garden. Please show your Grow Business Club event ticket to our staff in the main car park to obtain free parking.

    *Please note, attendees are not to park in the accessible/priority car park next to the treehouse, with the exception of registered blue badge holders.

  • Where is The Pavlion Room located?

    From the main car park, please make your way across the road, and through the main gated entrance of the garden. Follow the signage for The Garden, past admissions on your right and through the gated entrance on the left, the Pavilion Room is on the left.

  • Are there refreshments provided?

    Yes, we offer tea, coffee and refreshments at Grow Business Club.

  • Can I book a mobility scooter or wheelchair?

    The Alnwick Garden has a limited number of mobility scooters and wheelchairs available to visitors free of charge. It’s advisable to book in advance by calling 01665 511350 and choosing option 1. Scooters are booked for 3hrs and can be collected from either admissions or the priority car park.

  • What is the dress code?

    There is no formal dress code for our Grow Business Club.