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Success Stories

Hull Community Church

Our client Hull Community Church has just been awarded a grant of £476,766 by the Big Lottery Fund, after our Lottery specialist helped them with the bid. This was the second time in recent years we have worked with the church, having previously raised £350,000 from a major trust for their capital appeal. Church member Anne Dannerolle said: "I just wanted to email and thank you for all your help with the Lottery bid. I found out today that we've been awarded £476,766 over the next 5 years! Your help was invaluable, and I'm sure went a long way to making the bid successful."

Brain and Spine Foundation

Legacy income has now gone through the £1 million barrier at the Brain and Spine Foundation, following our help in 2006 to create a legacy campaign strategy and to develop the promotional materials. The campaign, which featured celebrity supporter Michael Parkinson, is now being refreshed and we are working with the Foundation again to create new materials and revamp its web content on legacies. Our Director Simon George said "It is always satisfying to work with a charity over time, so that you get to see the results of your work, which with legacies can take some years. As this campaign demonstrates, legacy promotion is a long term game, but one well worth investing in for the future."

New Dawn New Day

We have recently won a Big Lottery bid for New Dawn New Day in Leicester which raised £287,991.

Home Start Stockton Green and Erdington

£180,000 raised for Home Start Stockton Green and Erdington from the lottery grant. Their trustee David East said: "Just a quick note to say how delighted we all are for your painstaking and effective work on our Lottery Application. Thank you very much for all you've done."

Manchester Care & Repair

Care & Repair are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £235,487 for the expansion of an existing project that aims to support older people in Manchester to live independently in their own homes for longer and improve their quality of life.

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The Organisation of Blind Afro Caribbeans achieved a Reaching Communities grants of almost £300,000 with the support of our National Lottery specialist.

Advocacy Plus

Advocacy Plus were delighted to receive National Lottery funding of over £228,000 for their work with older people, supported by our National Lottery specialist.


Headway, the brain injury association, has now received well over £3 million in legacies as a result of the campaign we devised in 2002. The campaign, which took the theme "Your gift - their future" and used legacy champions Bill and Ann Hurley to encourage other supporters to join them in leaving a legacy. The campaign was supported by legacy literature and the Headway website and aimed to support both the local Headway branches and its central UK operations. Our Director, Simon George, who planned the campaign, said: "This is a great example of how a legacy campaign, given time, can make a big difference to a charity's income. The return on investment on this low cost campaign has also been stunning, perhaps as much as 100:1."

The Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry has recently received a grant of £125,000 from a major trust as a result of work we carried out for the Museum's building redevelopment programme. Other results for this appeal are also pending.

Graeae Theatre Company

Over £1.9 million raised for Graeae Theatre Company from trusts and statutory sources for their new studios and for programme costs.

In 2013, Graeae received a grant of grant of £325,000 over four years towards the Artist Development Programme, including the new Write to Play project.

Life Education Centres West Midlands

£180,000 raised from trusts and £350,000 from statutory funders for Life Education Centres, West Midlands.

Calibre Audio Library

£667,000 raised from trusts for Calibre Audio Library.

Social Media Training and Consultancy

East Cheshire Hospice recently commissioned us to review its social media activity and to provide a day of interactive training to the fundraising and communications team.

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Capital Appeal Feasibility Study

Adelaide House, an approved premise for female offenders and a registered charity run under the auspices of the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool, commissioned us to carry out a funding feasibility study into the potential to raise £3 million for a new facility.

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The Association for Project Management

The Association for Project Management is a professional membership organisation for project managers with approximately 20,000 individual and 700 corporate members. It works in the UK and internationally and is a registered charity.

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Graeae Theatre

Graeae is a disabled-led theatre company of actors, writers and directors with physical and sensory impairments. It is the leading British company in its field, with a reputation for innovative work, built around the creative use of sign language and audio description.

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Action on Disability

Action on Disability - formally HAFAD - is a local disability charity in Hammersmith and Fulham that sought our help in replacing lost funding by developing new income streams for its service delivery.

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The charity Support After Murder and Manslaughter works with many of the families left behind when a relative has been illegally killed in the UK, with support and a listening ear provided by people who have experienced similar tragedies themselves.

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Life Education Centres West Midlands

LEC WM is a regional charity based in Birmingham, specialising in delivering health and drug education to primary school children, their parents and carers.

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St George's House

St George's is a long-standing client, for whom we have provided both strategic and fundraising support.

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Ongoing Fundraising Support

CLDF is a national charity and the only organisation in the UK dedicated to fighting liver disease in children. Its work lies in three integral areas: innovative medical research, health education for healthcare professionals and the public and support programmes for families and young people affected by liver disease.

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Hospital Fundraising Case Study

A recent fundraising review for a major hospital is a good example of an assignment delivered by a specialist team of consultants working together.

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Camden Crossroads: Caring for Carers

Set up to provide much needed help for carers locally, Camden Crossroads has been working with the community in Camden for 25 years.

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Fundraising Review

MAF is a pioneering and unique charity - flying medical help, food aid, medical supplies and church workers to people living in remote and inhospitable places in the developing world.

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Legacy Fundraising Strategy Development

Founded by the late Sir Peter Scott, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is an important conservation charity, operating 9 wetland visitor centres in the UK and a wide range of conservation programmes.

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