Trusts and Statutory Funding


Our trusts and statutory fundraising team understand grant funding. With success in securing funds from trusts, lottery, statutory and EU sources, we can help you secure funds from the UK, Europe, the US and beyond.

 

Getting the strategy right

Are you using the best strategy for securing grant funding? Whether you are setting up a new grant fundraising programme or fine-tuning an existing one, it can be good to take the time to make sure your strategy is fit for purpose. 

  • Are you missing opportunities?
  • Are you asking for the right amount?
  • Are you writing the most effective bids?
  • Are you making the most of your networks?

We can undertake a short review of your grant fundraising programme to identify areas for improvement that will increase your fundraising effectiveness and return on investment.


Finding Funders

We will help you find the funders to support your cause. Whether you are looking for core or project funding we can help identify appropriate funders including:

  • Grantmaking trusts and foundations
  • Lottery funders – BIG, HLF, Arts Council
  • EU funds
  • US trusts and foundations
  • International trusts and foundations

We will also help you identify statutory funding and tender opportunities. Working to an agreed brief, we produce a bespoke portfolio of potential funders matched to your organisation’s needs and values. We then give you guidance on how to approach these funders and secure a grant.

If you have grantmaking trustees amongst your current supporters, we can identify them and help you to develop a strategy for approaching them.


Preparing Successful Bids

Our experienced team of bid writers knows how to prepare strong applications across the range of funders.

Preparing applications

We have the expertise and capacity to prepare funding applications and tender responses across the range of funders in the UK and internationally.

Our collaborative approach involves

  • Reviewing past applications and your current projects requiring funding.
  • Identifying gaps in available information required for a successful application.
  • Working with your team to gather additional information required. 
  • Preparing draft bids for your review and input.
  • Incorporating feedback and providing a full version of the application for you to approve and submit.
  • We can also speak to funders on your behalf to clarify points about the application process and your eligibility to apply.

Reviewing individual bids

We can help ensure you have the best possible chance of success by providing advice on how to improve your most important bids. We can be the critical friend you need to bring out the best in your in-house team.

Outsourcing service

Some organisations need help with the occasional bid. Others are looking for ongoing assistance. We can assign a specialist bid writer to work with you on an ad hoc or ongoing basis. They can prepare some or all of your bids to an agreed plan.

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