Trust Bids helps schools, academies, multi-academy trusts and charities win the funding they need.

Using the team’s experience across the education and charity sectors, public and private sectors, we provide expert help, advice and bid writing support. After talking through your needs and ambition for the future, we can provide a fundraising strategy which will match your project and vision to the available grants and funds.

Working closely with you, and your key stakeholders, we will then support you in winning those funds; designing, writing and submitting the highest quality funding applications to grant-making bodies and government departments.

Current clients include Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Music Hub, the South West Grid for Learning and the UK Centre for Safer Internet, and South West Equine Protection.

Management Team

Clive Martyn – Managing Director

With over 20 years’ experience, Clive works with brands, social enterprises and charities, winning the bids, grants and funding they need. From finding the opportunity to putting words on the page, Clive supports all types of organisation, helping them succeed and grow.

To date, Clive has been involved in:

  • Government and NGO grants such as KTP funding, Technology Strategy Board, BFI, Arts Council, Big Lottery Funding, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Comic Relief funding
  • Educational and training content/services for the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Education, the Prison Service, the TDA and the DSA, NGOs and other agencies
  • Fundraising projects for the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Breast Cancer Haven, Self Unlimited and SSAFA