Support with funding applications & strategy

Third Sector Consultancy provides a range of services which help charities and voluntary and community organisations to develop as an organisation and to access the funding needed to fulfil their mission. We are very much about real collaboration and partnership based on shared values. We can support you in  developing an effective fundraising strategy and through making and supporting applications to charitable trusts and foundations and the National Lottery. We also provide tailored support so that your organisation can be ready for successful income generation. This includes support with consultations, evaluation and strategic and business planning.

We offer a free consultation on the funding needs and potential of your organisation. We are also sometimes able to access funding for development work which means that it can be at no cost to your organisation. 

2019 is proving to be a very interesting year – with new clients like Battle Scars (Leeds), CNet (Bradford) and Otley Youth and Community Centre (OYCC). We continue to work with two older people’s charities (AVSED and Otley Action). Over the summer we ran workshops on strategic and business planning and fundraising in Scarborough, Huddersfield and Bradford. The workshop at the CNet AGM day was really productive as the workshop was followed by one to one mentoring sessions with individuals – which they valued greatly.

2018 was a great year for us – 2 successful reaching Communities bids (£500k+), a successful bid to the Henry Smith Foundation (£177k), a successful bid to the Lloyds Bank Foundation (£100k), supporting 3 older people’s charities to secure over £1,000,000 over the next 5 years – as well as supporting organisations through consultations, evaluation, board development and business planning. 2019 is going well too – in March we heard that our support for £227,000 from tendering to the MOJ Rape Fund was successful!

In these tough economic times, particularly on public sector finances, many charities are finding it difficult to raise the funds they need to continue let alone develop and grow. Perhaps it’s time to review your fundraising strategy? We can work with you on this vital task.

We offer genuine expertise in a range of services including: bid writing, applications to charitable trusts and foundations, to the Big Lottery and in training and coaching your staff so that you build up the strength and capacity of your own organization. We are able to draw on specialist expertise as required to complement Johns’ skills and experience.