Jenny Griffith 2

“I much valued Charmaine’s contribution to the mission and work of The Eikon Charity. Charmaine draws on her extensive project management and front line operational experience when preparing a case for support. She presents practical, effective solutions to resolve the needs of the client in a planned, strategic and professional approach, coupled with passion for the cause, whilst ensuring that the donor’s criteria are fully met through her meticulous approach to budgeting, data analysis and outcome reporting.”


The Eikon Charity
David Derbyshire, Chief Executive, Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity ERIC
David Derbyshire, Chief Executive

“We recently secured a major bid of £120,000, which is far larger sum than we would have previously considered, and which will make a huge difference.

“In challenging times for all income streams, it has really helped to have Sarah’s confident, direct guidance and expertise informing our approach”

ERIC, The Children’s Bowel & Bladder Charity

Amy Tatum, Major Giving Officer

“Working with Fundraising Consultants has made a real difference to income and helped us shift up a gear. Within a short time, we secured a six-figure grant from a funder we hadn’t previously been successful with, we had developed a strategy we felt confident about, we were taking a more targeted approach and our bid writing was stronger.  Our trust income is now higher than ever before and we’ve received several major grants.”

Alzheimer’s Research UK
Substantial grant of £390,000 secured for Dyslexia Action
Phil Wormsley, Head of Fundraising and Marketing

“We are delighted to have secured a substantial grant of £390,000. It is very exciting to know that we will be able to work with and benefit an audience that we have previously found hard to reach.

When we were looking for external help, Fundraising Consultants Ltd stood out due to their professionalism, calibre of staff and team approach. The consultants’ extensive knowledge and experience and the support of the Fundraising Consultants Ltd team has helped us enormously.

We have been very impressed with the whole service and look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

Dyslexia Action
Jill Nelson, CEO

Thanks to Sarah’s work with People’s Trust for Endangered Species over the past year, we have boosted our skills and confidence and have effective systems in place to fundraise from grant-making trusts.

Sarah helped us to write trust applications that are clear, concise and compelling. Her help drafting our annual review has greatly enhanced how we present our achievements and demonstrate impact.

People’s Trust for Endangered Species
Andrew Mallinson, Head of Corporate Partnerships

I had the pleasure of working alongside Gareth at The Trussell Trust during a period of upheaval. He was a great team player, always willing to help others and using his wealth of fundraising experience to shine a light on difficult situations. Gareth has the rare ability to think strategically whilst having an excellent understanding of the tactical fundraising tools that enable a strategic plan to be implemented. I have no hesitation in recommending him as he is both professionally very effective and personally a great colleague to work with.

The Trussell Trust
Fundraising Consultants client Henry Wilson
Henry Wilson MBE

“We have worked with Sarah for well over a year and the expert service she provides has been everything we were looking for and more. The knowledge she has and her eye for detail have been great. The support has been exceptional and we look forward to working with Sarah as the future unfolds.”

REACH Community Projects

David Philpott, CEO

It gives me great pleasure to recommend Gareth and his company Fundraising Consultants Ltd. Gareth and his team of professionals helped Wiltshire Air Ambulance as we scoped out a Capital Appeal for a significant building project. His attention to detail in helping us get to grips with our database, getting it wealth screened and then deciding what to do with that information has been invaluable in helping us to agree “the case for support” and the next phase of the Appeal.

First rate service without the usual London based costs!

Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Beth Bottrill MInstF(Dip), 
Director of Fundraising

“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 trust fundraising on an interim basis. One year later 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, has helped us identify new funding opportunities. Sarah is a pleasure to work with and I thoroughly recommend her.”

Meningitis Now
Charity fundraising professional Dr Marie Janson
Marie Janson, Director of Development

Working with Gareth is great – he listens and really get to the issues of your situation before bringing his insights and recommendations to find appropriate solutions, as well as works with you and your team to tackle them. The ongoing, regular support from Fundraising Consultants over the past two years has been key – and we’re looking forward to another year of working with Fundraising Consultants.

Alzheimer’s Research UK