Samantha Millar

Samantha Millar


Sam is an experienced development consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the cultural sector.  Sam’s roles have included being Head of Development for Lakeland Arts, leading fundraising initiatives across a portfolio of cultural venues, and on the other side of the grant process, working for the National Lottery Heritage Fund within both the grant and development teams.  Sam’s wide-ranging portfolio includes raising funds for artistic and learning programmes, heritage projects, community initiatives and large capital projects, including the £17m capital project ‘Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories’.

Sam draws on her experience to provide strategic fundraising support to a wide range of cultural & third sector clients; developing & implementing fundraising strategies, successfully securing capital and revenue funding from a range of sources including individuals, businesses, public bodies, trusts and foundations.  She is also currently Fundraising and Grant Manager for DanceSyndrome; a leading inclusive dance charity in the North West.

Sam is passionate about community-led cultural initiatives and making meaningful differences through cultural opportunities.  She has a postgraduate MA in Heritage Education and Interpretation.

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