Case study:Achates Fundraises: New Writing North

It has been a pleasure and a real learning experience to work with Caroline and the Achates team on our project. Caroline brought a great deal of knowledge and generosity to the table and the project evolved in light of the good advice. Throughout it has felt like there was someone on board with the idea who was really contributing – not just the direct consultancy work (which was exemplary) but also great advice informed by years of high quality experience. It’s impossible to put a price on how valuable that is. Claire Malcolm, Chief Executive, New Writing North.

Claire Malcolm, Chief Executive, New Writing North.


New Writing North, the writing development agency for the North of England, is developing an ambitious new Centre for Writing in the heart of Newcastle that will reimagine the role that literature can play in our communities. In 2022, Achates developed a Fundraising Feasibility Study followed by a Combined Fundraising Strategy that supported New Writing North in considering the most appropriate approach to achieving the target and detailing a plan that would not only achieve the capital goal, it would also ensure the sustainability of the new building and the work it enables. Alongside this was support for the Board to establish a culture of Fundraising.