Clients

As a experienced charity consultant I’ve worked with some rather wonderful charities over the years. Some favourites have included Alzheimer’s Research UK, Bible Society, Meningitis Now, Tearfund and Trussell Trust, to namedrop but a few. Although I’ve enjoy working with large, established charities, I have a particular soft spot for small and medium-sized organisations.

Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
African Lion & Environmental Research Trust
Age Concern Dorset
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Bible Society
Baptist Missionary Society
Beyond Sport
Blind Veterans UK
Brandon Trust
Brighton Youth Centre
British Lung Foundation
British Science Association
Cambridge Community Church
Camphill Village Trust
Care Home Volunteers
Cerebra
Chelsea Community Hospital School
Cheltenham Festivals
Choral Foundation
Christian Blind Mission
Cinnamon Network
Compass
Concordis International
Crossroads Care Surrey
Curriculum for Life
Dance Woking
Ditch the Label
Door of Hope
Dyslexia Action
Eikon Charity
Esher Green Baptist Church
ERIC the Children’s Bowel and Bladder Charity

 Future First
Genetic Alliance UK
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust
Halow Project
Headway Devon
Home-Start Camden & Islington
Innovista
Institute of Fundraising
ISight Cornwall
Kentish Town City Farm
Keychange Charity
Kidney Research UK
Leo Baeck College
London Borough of Camden
Meningitis Now
Mesothelioma UK
Micah Challenge
Mind Brighton & Hove
Mental Health Research UK
Mission Rwentobo
New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Oasis Belgium
Oasis Trust
Off Centre
OnePlusOne
Opportunity International
Orchid Project
People’s Trust for Endangered Species
Plymouth University Law Clinic    Project Possible                                        Quakers (Religious Society of Friends)
RAF Museum

Rapaid
Reach Community Project
Red Horse Foundation
Research Institute for the Care of Older People
Royal Cornwall Museum
Rooftop House Group
SAT-7
Sight Research UK
School of Storytelling
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Trust
Southmead Hospital Charity
Splitz Support Service
STEP Iraq
Stepping Stones DS
St Christopher’s Fellowship
Tearfund
The Churches Conservation Trust
The Nature of It
The Richard Meins Charitable Trust
The Recovery Course
The Trussell Trust
Theos
Thyroid UK
Transport for All
Trinity Hospice
Tyne Rivers Trust
Wild Oxfordshire
Women in Prison
Worcester Park Baptist Church
Young Lambeth Cooperative

“Working with Sarah has been fantastic and well worth the investment”

“Sarah has brought us energy and creativity to our fundraising strategy. Sarah has helped us to look at our relationships with funders from a different perspective,  maximising on other opportunities we were not aware of. Thank you Sarah for all your ongoing support and personalised service. Working with you has been fantastic and was well worth the investment.”

Suzannah Cook, CEO, Care Home Volunteers.

“Thanks to Sarah we recently secured a grant of £120,000”

“Working with Sarah during the past 6 months or so has been a genuine revelation in terms of understanding what makes a credible bid for funding.

In challenging times, it has really helped to have Sarah’s confident, direct guidance and expertise informing our approach. Thanks to Sarah we recently secured a grant of £120,000, which will make a huge difference to us and our service users.”

David Derbyshire, CEO of children’s continence charity ERIC.

“Our team now has the skills, confidence and systems in place”

“Thanks to Sarah’s support over the past year, our team now has the skills, confidence and systems in place to fundraise from grant-making trusts. Sarah has helped us write trust applications that are clear, concise and compelling. Her support has been very valuable.”

Jill Nelson, CEO of People’s Trust for Endangered Species.

“Sarah has successfully secured £480,000 of Lottery funding”

“Meningitis Now asked Sarah to do a three day audit of the charity’s trust fundraising. We were so impressed that we asked her to manage our Trust Fundraising on an interim basis.  One year on Sarah remains a highly valued member of the team. Her expertise and diligence have combined to achieve great results. She’s successfully secured several major grants including £480,000 of Lottery funding and will leave a legacy of improved trust fundraising processes and capabilities. She has built strong relationships with our existing trust supporters and has helped us identify new funding opportunities. Sarah is a pleasure to work with and I thoroughly recommend her.”

Beth Bottrill, Director of Development, Meningitis Now.

“Sarah helped build my confidence in tackling larger funding applications”

“Sarah’s friendly and knowledgeable approach has really helped me develop my skills as a trust fundraiser and build my confidence in tackling larger bids such as HLF. Having worked with her we now have a much clearer idea of our organisational aims and expectations for the future.”

Hannah Stockwell, Fundraising Manager, People’s Trust for Endangered Species.

“We now have a robust fundraising plan in place”

“We started working with Sarah in 2020 to get her help to develop a focused fundraising strategy for the organisation. Through clear communication, insight, experience and a strong dose of reality, we now have a robust fundraising plan in place. We look forward to continuing to work with Sarah over the coming year.”

Jonathan Morton, CEO, the Royal Cornwall Museum.

“Sarah’s support has been invaluable”

“I began working with Sarah as someone new to trust fundraising to gain insight into the process of successful bid writing. Sarah has reviewed many of our bids across a wide range of projects, including both the proposition and the budget and asking pertinent questions which helped us to focus our strategy. It’s wonderful working with Sarah, she provides detailed feedback and a really friendly ear. Sarah’s support has been invaluable.”

Katie Short, Fundraising Officer, Christian Blind Mission (CBM).

“I thoroughly recommend Sarah as a fundraising professional”

“Sarah was the first Trusts and Major Donor Fundraiser at Tearfund and managed to double the income in her first year. Her methodical and personalised approach meant that existing donors were inspired to give more and new donors were brought on board. Her personal and professional manner meant that she had excellent relationship with staff in other departments who she needed to provide information about the projects. I would thoroughly recommend her as a fundraising professional.”

Liz Waldy, Head of Fundraising, Tearfund.

“It feels like Sarah is part of the team”

“Sarah has supported us in so many ways including: writing a case for support, creating a detailed list of grant applications, reviewing our current fundraising and giving input into our new website. Sarah has been extremely flexible with her time and fits the work around our schedules. She is also a really lovely, kind person who is passionate about the work she does, is extremely encouraging and is genuinely interested in the work we do at Oasis Belgium. It feels like she is a part of the team. “

Emma Gooding, Director, Oasis Belgium.

“Sarah provided a wealth of experience and strategic insights”

“We recently asked Sarah to carry out an audit of our trust fundraising and to seek her professional advice about how we could make some improvements to this area of our work. We found Sarah to be an excellent resource, combining her wealth of experience, her strategic insights and her warm and engaging manner. Inviting a consultant in and exposing organisational weaknesses can be a rather daunting exercise but we found that Sarah brought empathy and understanding which made it far easier to go through the process. At the end of three days’ work, Sarah delivered a comprehensive report which covered a range of issues from the strategic to the operational and raised some key areas where change was needed. We hope to be able to further engage Sarah as we work through her recommendations and just wanted to say a huge thank you.”

Mary Oakes, Director of Development, Innovista.