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PANDA is inviting applications from freelance individuals based in the North of England for £500 seed funding towards peer group meetups.

Why we are investing in this

PANDA believes in the importance of challenge, shared experience, reflection and peer support as a vital aid to career development and personal resilience. However, in the face of increasing financial, political and social pressures, it’s difficult to dedicate time, space and funds towards this. Especially for the self-employed who have no automatic holiday pay, training provision or easy access to the support of colleagues.

Networks belong to, and are only as strong as, their members. We want to nurture strength, community, knowledge and resourcefulness. So we’d like to use some of our organisational development funding (thank you to Arts Council, England) to support 5 peer networks to be facilitated between December 2017 and April 2018.


Criteria for Applicants

  • PANDA member (or if a non-member, agree to pay admin fee if successful)
  • Freelance, Self-employed or unemployed
  • Resident in the North of England
Deadline for applications

Wed 13/12/17:  Mon 8/1/18:  Mon 22/1/18 

NOTE: There are 3 deadlines but this fund will be closed as soon as all funding is allocated. So if 5 strong applications are received by the 1st deadline, the remaining deadlines will be null and void.
To apply, read the guidelines carefully, complete the application and send it to the email provided.