Support for funding applications

“What can I say about Third Sector Consultancy, as far as I am concerned John and Rachel are part of the team?

Sue Trainor – OAOP Manager

We have been on an incredible journey together over the past four years and their support has been invaluable. What’s more, working with the Board of Directors at a strategic level has given the organisation the direction and guidance needed to steer us through difficult times.

In 2020 they successfully raised funds for us towards the refurbishment of the Centre where we are based. A massive transformation of our community centre and a huge achievement by all involved amid a pandemic. In the following year, our partnership bore fruit when we were informed in 2021 by the Big Lottery Fund that our application for funds for a Volunteer and Community Engagement Officer had been successful. A whopping £200,000 over four years.

In more recent times they have helped us with Business planning, transport reviews and consultation with both service users and volunteers. They are always on the other end of the telephone when needed and are approachable and supportive. I can highly recommend their services.”

“Thank you so much for your contribution to Stanley Grange over this last year. You have been an absolute joy to work with and your professionalism, generosity of spirit and inclusiveness have made an amazing impact on all the trustees. Not to mention the fabulous results you deliver!!”

David Wilks, Vice Chair Stanley Grange Community Association – an intentional community for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.

We have raised £410,000 towards the renovation and refurbishment of cottages at Stanley Grange and to improve activities for and the quality of lives of our residents. On this ongoing project John works as an associate of Moneytree Fundraising.

Researching, prioritising and completing applications for organisations without the personnel or time to do this
If your organisation does not have the resources in terms of time to complete applications then we can do this on your behalf.

Training staff, trustees and volunteers in writing effective applications
An important part of developing an effective fundraising strategy is building the capacity of your own staff and volunteers – we will come and deliver training sessions in writing effective applications. 2019 has seen us delivering workshops in fundraising to a wide range of organisations in North Yorkshire, Kirklees and Bradford.

Supporting and guiding staff through the process of completing applications
We can be on call to answer queries and make suggestions in order to ensure that applications get to be the best they can be in order to stand out from the crowd.

Quality assuring internally completed applications
When your staff or trustees have got applications to final draft stage we will go through them with a fine tooth comb – again so that your organisations stands a real chance of success

“We really appreciate the input from John at TSC over the past four years. For a start he was able to access £10k for development work for us! Really important as we have no paid staff. Then he helped us consult with all our key stakeholders, then with a colleague developed our new business plan, successfully completed our CIO registration and has raised around £50k for refurbishing the upstairs auditorium seats in the Hippodrome, other theatre improvements as well as accessing government Covid grants to keep us going when we had to close all productions down. ”

George Mitchell, Trustee of Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society CIO.