The John Ellerman Foundation has awarded tutti frutti a three year grant towards core costs recognising that the company has a very small team facing a huge workload in an increasingly challenging marketplace. The funding will specifically support the ongoing employment of the Administrator and Fundraising Manager in addition to supporting the creation of a new role of Finance Officer. The additional resources will create more time for the core team to work strategically and maximise the many opportunities there are including nurturing new relationships with venues so generating more business, carrying out audience development work and focussing on enhancing the quality of work through collaborations and creative partnerships. The funding will make the company more resilient over the longer term whilst giving it the capacity to adapt and grow for the future. The additional capacity in the core team will support the ongoing development of the company and ensure that tutti frutti continues to be a leader of best practice in the children’s sector.