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Frances Snowden

11 March 2019

Best Consultancy Nomination

Very pleased to be nominated in the Best Consultancy category at the Better Society Awards. The Better Society Awards recognise efforts that commercial organisations make to create a better society: 'best consultancy' covers consultancy firms of all types, working in several fields. It's a fascinating group of companies, consultancies and projects, and we will keep fingers crossed until awards night...
1 February 2019

New Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre

We were delighted to work with Lake District Calvert Trust once more - this time on fundraising for a brain injury rehabilitation centre, Calvert Reconnections. Calvert Trust have always led the way in accessible adventure and this project promises to be truly pioneering in terms of how we help people recover from the life-chaning consequences of brain injury. The fundraising…
20 December 2018

Major grants for Christmas!

Quite the fundraising week this week, hearing two clients have secured the major grants they neeed to reach their target and breathe life into their plans! In Cumbria, a series of large pledges for major grants arrived within the space of a week, meaning fundraising is complete and a new rehabilitation centre for people with Brain Injuries will take shape…
5 December 2018

How to write an effective Case for Support

The Case for Support is the lode-star of any successful appeal. The Association of Independent Museums asked us to contribute to their bulletin with a piece writing an effective Case for Support, exploring how museums can best articulate their need for funding, based on our work with arts and heritage clients. This is it: Charitable trusts receive many times more…
Arts & Heritage
28 November 2018

Chetham’s School of Music

Chetham’s, the renowned music school in Manchester, set itself a vast fundraising challenge. The music school had the opportunity to develop adjoining land and create cutting edge facilities, but £36 million would be required as a fundraising target. This ambition was far beyond the reach of a local fundrasing campaign. The music school's Feoffees (trustees) needed not only to appeal…
Housing & Community
31 October 2018

A Community Foundation for Cheshire

Community Foundation charities help philanthropists invest in their communities where most needed; in 2010, Cheshire was the only English county without one. A common perception of Cheshire is that it’s a county full of expensive cars, champagne and luxury homes. However there is a less glamorous side: poverty, deprivation, isolation and loneliness. The Duke of Westminster initiated discussions and funded…
31 October 2018

PTA fundraising delivers Astro pitch

We worked with the PTA at Heathbrook School recently on fundraising: they wanted to raise £130,000 to create a new astroturf at the school for pupils and the local community. The community around Heathbrook was in real need of better sporting facilities, and the school had space - but no funds - to build an astro pitch. We were able…
31 October 2018

AIM Associates for Museum Fundraising

It's a pleasure to join AIM as Associate Suppliers, as consultants with extensive experience in museum fundraising. AIM supports independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations across the UK, making their voice heard and supporting development and best practice. It's a powerful voice for independent and often smaller organisations, ensuring policy-makers and funders are aware of what this sector achieves and…
Healthcare & NHS
31 October 2018

South Tees Hospital Charity

South Tees Hospitals Charity serves South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: the the largest hospital trust in the Tees Valley with two acute hospitals and services in community hospitals across the area, including the Friarage and East Cleveland Hospital. Much beloved by the community, the hospital charity is well supported and able to fund developments major and minor across its…