Blog

Success for Otley Action for Older People!

November 20, 2018
Today's great news is that our work for Otley Action on the Time to Shine bid for £18,300 has been successful. Feedback from the grant panel was that, with the 3 proposed phases, this project could be quite challenging but are confident OAOP have the ability to address this. They particularly liked the focus on out of hours’ provision and felt there was potential for good sustainability. We are working with Otley Action to develop their services to support people who are still isolated and lonely out there and this project will work to resolve this partly with weekend lunches hosted by younger volunteers and with outings for people who are not accessing these currently.

Working for hospice care

October 25, 2018
I'm very happy to have raised £40,000 for Thames Hospice this year - a cause dear to my heart. This work was a project working as an associate for Moneytree Fundraising. My brief was to focus on the smaller trusts and foundations, writing applications for under £10k at a time.

Serving small organisations with free support

October 24, 2018
It's great to be supporting small organisations and community groups with free fundraising and business development guidance. This project is funded by Big Lottery and managed by WYCAS (West Yorkshire Charities Accounting Service). It means we've been able to work with Midgley community Association, Wadsworth Community Association, SLYNCS (working with young people), the Night Shelter for refugees and others. If accessing up to one days support is of interest please contact John on john.harris@thirdsectorconsultancy.org or 07951 042013

Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society - the new CIO

October 18, 2018
One of the goals of TAODS, who run the amazing Todmorden Hippodrome, has been to convert from an unincorporated charity to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. John has now managed to get them there - going through the whole process - and thanks are due to the Charities Commission staff, who took on board the request to be registered by a date which would fit with their accounting period.

Ensuring services to older people in Leeds grow and develop

October 18, 2018
After a long process of support in 2018 we have helped three Leeds Neighbourhood Network Schemes raise over £1,000,000 of funding for the next 5 years - as well as working with them on business planning, board development and consultations. A great collaboration between John and Rachel Walmsley (Succeed Training) - working to develop the sustainability of Otley Action for Older People, AVSED and STEP.

Success with Reaching Communities!

October 18, 2018
We have been successful in raising over £500,000 for one of Yorkshire's rape and sexual assault counselling centres - enabling this incredible service to continue to support survivors - partly through a new model of training up volunteer counsellors. A lot of work went into this - from John Harris and Rachel Walmsley of Succeed Training.

Todmorden Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

May 01, 2017
We're delighted to be working with TAODS. They work creatively through theatre and comedy, working a lot with young people. They plan to buy the building next door and have asked Third Sector Consultancy to help them. The new building would provide space for other community groups to meet and also storage and rehearsal space which is much needed. Watch this space.

Winning application for Third Sector Professional Exchange

April 25, 2017
We were successful in writing a winning application for funding from the Education and Training Foundation to set up a Professional Exchange on behalf of the Third Sector National Learning Alliance. John is also project managing this programme of CPD in three regions. The project aims to capture the impact of the CPD in relation to the learners supported by the VCSE organisations. This will go on until the end of July.