Working with artists for over 20 years has demonstrated that recent graduates, freelance artists and more established arts organisations need practical help with financial management. They waste money on accountants and bookkeepers that do not have the right expertise or charge more than they can really afford. We want to create a hub that supports artists, trains and employs people with specialist knowledge which by extension will promote resilience in the sector. The money will pay for one year's office rent, insurance, I.T. equipment, marketing and staffing for 16 hours per week. As the hub grows, we'll be able to take on trainees and start billing for book-keeping, payroll and advice services in the centre of Bristol. We have already trialled training alongside studying for the AAT qualification so staff would have the basis for further professional study. Ideally, we want to expand the range of services to support artists with legal matters and fundraising following a similar model to the Independent Theatre Council in London. Any artist that has been supported at the grassroots level and has gone on to achieve success would appreciate how important this type of support actually is.