E-QUIP seeks to work with volunteers to carry out its work. Many people have been involved in the teams that make our projects and productions happen and we are always looking for others who have a desire to get involved. If you would like to know more about working with E-QUIP and volunteering in some way then please get in touch and let us know how you can help.
Neil is the founder and director of e-quip and lives here in Southampton with his wife and their three young children. Neil believes God has called him to be someone who creatively communicates the Christian faith.
Neil studied Performing Arts and Religious Studies at the University of Gloucestershire where he earned a BA Hons degree before spending a year working with Youth for Christ as a member of Activate - their itinerant theatre company. This year was spent touring around the UK performing in schools and colleges. He then spent two years working in New Zealand, as part of Detour Theatre Company. During this time he toured with various productions, did local church performances, ran classes and workshops and established a community theatre programme. Neil is trained and accredited as a minister with the Assemblies of God church and has been involved in church leadership for the past 15 years. He is a writer, director, producer, actor, singer, musician and he's even been known to dance as well!
Matt Bunday is a successful and experienced production and event manager based in Southampton. He has had involvement in some of the most significant and high profile local community events of the last few years including: The Southampton Passion, the Titanic 100 Commemoration Event, the British Art show 8 Launch, Music in the City, and the City’s 50th Anniversary Event held in 2014, some of these he worked with E-quip to deliver. Matt, working with other key partners, also devised and built up a local fringe music and arts festival in the middle of Southampton from 2014 until 2017, called ‘Southampton City LIVE’. Matt is committed to improving Southampton as a City for all and in using the power of live community events to help achieve this.
In addition to the events that he organises and the work that he does with E-quip, he teaches event management at the University of West London, and coordinates the live event module at Rose Bruford College in Kent (an accredited drama school).
Fundraising Consultant - Daily Bread Consultancy
Sam is a strategic thinking fundraising consultant that specialises in business development, guiding and supporting churches and charities to achieve their missional goals. Sam adds value to charitable organisations ensuring the best outcomes for beneficiaries. Sam is working collaboratively with us to achieve our goals.
E-Quip Arts is a small but growing charity. We want to focus our skills on project delivery, social impact and community outcomes which is what we do best. In order to deliver so well on our projects and to focus on our mission we have decided to engage the services of daily bread consultancy, a local professional fundraising service that is paid based on the success of their work. If they are unsuccessful in raising funds for us then the cost to E-Quip Arts is nothing. If successful we agree to pay daily bread consultancy up to 10% of the income they raise for us. E-Quip Arts is very happy with this agreement and feels that it is the most cost effective way to raise the income we need whilst continuing to focus our efforts on our work for our beneficiaries.