Funding for Charities

Helping to fund and support great work across the nation

Funding for charities and community groups is an ongoing challenge to the many organisations that carry out vital work in our country, counties and cities with very vulnerable people.We have been fortunate to have spent many years working in this amazing sector, on the frontline and as consultants and we have a very strong track record of delivery that we believe makes a difference to our application writing.

We work very closely with our charity clients, not only to find opportunities and write the funding applications, but also incorporate suitable Awards to shine a very much deserved light on their achievements.We have had considerable successful in this area, both locally and nationally, and it’s been our pleasure to support ambitious organisations to uncover opportunities to grow.

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Key benefits include:

Your grant, your delivery. We adopt a collaborative style, working with you, not in isolation, to help craft your words

Suggestions regarding policies and procedures, alternative sources of funding, ways to maximise delivery, collaboration and partners

We have secured funding in excess of:

£1,600,000

Don’t take our word for it.
See what our clients have to say…

When I was looking to apply for the Small Business Saturday #SmallBiz100 award I knew I was going to need help. My area of expertise is in the technical detail of what we do, and honestly, I find it difficult to shout about the things we do.

I’ve known Rachel for a while now and have seen her bring several of her clients success in regards to bids, tenders & award entries. I reached out to Rachel as I needed the benefit of an outsider to help me craft the message and make sure it was worded appropriately. I also needed someone that was well versed in taking a message and making sure it fit into the guidelines, rules and character counts of a strict application process. We had an initial meeting before agreeing on anything formally, and already she left me with plenty of information, tips & advice. It was clear to me that Rachel is passionate about the work she does and helping others shine their light. This was exactly the kind of help I knew I needed. It can be hard to ask for help sometimes, but Rachel is a true professional and made the whole process easy. She set a plan of action, we set deadlines, she delivered ahead of time, I applied & subsequently won a place in the #SmallBiz100.

I know Rachel will play down her involvement, but in my mind, without her help, we wouldn’t have won our place in the #SmallBiz100 2019. If you’re considering applying for a business award, or have some bids or tenders that you want to make the best impression possible on, I would highly recommend a conversation with Rachel.

Owen Conti

Code 56

Rachel has worked with the Rural Action Derbyshire team on a number of projects. She brings energy, clarity and inspiration to everything she does.

She has a talent for bringing out the best in people and has helped our staff to develop skills in enterprise development, strategic development and bid writing. Her coaching input to our team helped them to secure a significant funding bid in a very competitive environment.

I can’t recommend her enough!

Beverley Parker, CEO

Rural Action Derbyshire

Rachel is fantastic to work with! I didn’t really understand the impact that awards could have on my business or where to start with putting myself forward for things. Rachel not only showed me what was out there but explained where my business could fit in. She also helped me see myself and my business from an outside point of view and helped me present the right things to the right people which is so valuable. I was thrilled when I got runner up at the recent EMWAs.

Rachel is enthusiastic, full of ideas and a great positive energy to be around. I will work with her again for sure!

Abbi Burns

Darley Dance Productions

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