David has extensive experience raising significant income for arts and cultural organisations.


Following work with some of the region's leading arts organisations - including Opera North, Royal Northern College of Music, and Northern Ballet - David now works freelance with organisations across art forms and across the UK.

Recent clients have included Magpie Dance, Theatre Alibi, and Complicité.


Specialising in trust and statutory fundraising, David has raised five and six figure sums from many of the UK's leading funders - including Arts Council England, Big Lottery, Heritage Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Foyle Foundation and John Ellerman Foundation.

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you have done on our NPO application. Thank you for your expertise and attention to detail, your care, your patience and your ever calm presence. It has been enormously appreciated. This is always such a horribly scary time and you made it so much more manageable. Whatever happens, I think we have done the best we can and that is largely down to you. Thank you" (Client feedback to 2022 Arts Council England NPO application)


Northern Ballet 'Elves and the Shoemaker' - David secured multiple grants towards the creation and touring of the children's ballets, including £210,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation (photo: Brian Slater)