Even more valuable than expected

NW litererary arts



Placement:     Funding Research Assistant

Company:      North West Literary Arts C.I.C

Student:        BA English Literature and Language student, University of Central Lancashire


North West Literary Arts C.I.C is a Community Interest Company that provides performance platforms, writing development support, and publishing opportunities for writers, whilst simultaneously being committed to community.

Areas of business support –

  • Researching funding bodies
  • Creating databases for current and future projects


Statements –

Student's feedback – I feel that my experience as a Funding Research Assistant for North West Literary Arts has brought me a multitude of benefits. Through researching so many different funds, I have become familiar with different type of funding bodies and the requirements they have for the funds that they make. It has also increased my awareness of the different types of support and different forms of application that funding bodies offer. I believe that the internship has also enriched my skillset in many ways. Most significantly, I have developed my research skills through learning how to search effectively, and how to be creative when researching funding sources, often considering alternative ways to find funding such as exploring how comparable companies are funded or looking at competition prizes. The job has also significantly developed my organisational skills as I have had to think about the best way to file opportunities with the information organised in the most effective way possible to ensure ease of access, alongside making it easy to insert any future opportunities.”


BA English Literature and Language student, University of Central Lancashire


 North West Literary Arts CIC’s feedback- “The internship was even more valuable than we had expected. Our intern was enthusiastic about our sector, interested in our projects, and passionate about our goals. Not only did we get the database we needed, we also learned about managing other people, delegating tasks, and communicating our vision effectively.”


Dr Yvonne Battle-Felton, Co-Director, North West Literary Arts CIC

lancaster University
Benefits for businesses:
  • Provides your business with additional skills
  • Has a positive impact on your company’s performance and productivity
  • Enables you to explore the student/graduate employee marketplace on a low risk basis
  • There is no cost incurred, the salary is paid by the project
  • Create links with universities
  • Support with all aspects of recruitment
Benefits for students:
  • Work on a meaningful project relevant to your studies
  • Able to make a real impact to the business you are working for, enabling you to demonstrate achievements to potential future employers
  • Support throughout the recruitment process and placement
  • Paid National Living Wage for up to 140 hours


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