News from Tarnside fundraising consultants and success stories from our charity and not-for-profit clients.

NHS charity fundraising
4 December 2019

NHS Charity Fundraising: reflections

We’ve worked extensively on NHS charity fundraising in the past few years, helping NHS charities navigate an ever-changing environment and to maximise their fundraising potential. This article reflects on the unique challenges faced within NHS charity fundraising, and on how they can be overcome. How to ensure NHS charities are well run and effective NHS charities provide £321 million of…
dining room heritage fundraising success
4 November 2019

Auckland Castle Reawakened

Auckland Castle reopened at the start of November after a painstaking restoration, supported by private gifts, grants and National Lottery Heritage fundraising. It's wonderful to see it reawakened and to see the raft of positive media coverage, with reviewers praising the trust's vision for regeneration through heritage. Amongst so many are great pieces in the FT, and the Guardian, and…
trust and foundation work for FCL
10 October 2019

Foundation for Common Land work complete

October marks the end of a nine month partnership with the Foundation for Common Land. We began working with the Foundation earlier this year, as they prepared for a major fundraising campaign. With a major grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded at Round 1, they faced a challenge familiar to many charities - a race to secure the match…
PTA fundraising on money box
2 October 2019

PTA fundraising in the news

Great to hear a former client, Heathbrook School, contribute to this episode of Money Box on Radio 4. The programme featured a piece (around 19 minutes 35 into the show) on how PTA fundraising can transform school facilites. Heathbrook is a great example of this: we worked some years ago with their passionate and hardworking PTA, who resolved to fund…
Major donor fundraising success at LDCT
20 September 2019

Keys handed over at Calvert Reconnections!

Wonderful to see the keys to Lake District Calvert Trust's new Neuro Rehabilitation centre handed back to Sean Day to mark the end of the building work! We worked with Sean and his team at Calvert Trust on the major donor fundraising for this pioneering new facility in 2018, and it's great to see it take shape. The £2m new…
15 July 2019

PTA-funded Astroturf in play…

Lovely to see Heathbrook School's pupils making the most of their new Astroturf facility for Sports' Day. We worked with Heathbrook to help their dynamic PTA fund this fantastic community facility, and it's certainly being greatly enjoyed. This was a great project: the school had the space for an Astroturf, but no funds. Around the school there was a real…
12 June 2019

Storyhouse is 2!

Lovely to join in with Storyhouse's second birthday celebrations with a trip to see Kate Rusby perform there. It's a stunning theatre and a building that offers space, books, films, learning opportunities, food and more: a real cultural heart for Chester. We worked with Chester Peforms and Cheshire West and Chester Council some years ago as they started to breathe…
fundraising consultant emma
13 May 2019

New Fundraising Consultant: Emma Collins

We're delighted to have Emma join us at Tarnside as a Fundraising Consultant. She has already provided invaluable support for the Lake District Calvert Trust as they completed a major appeal for an Acquired Brain Injury facility. Emma has a strong background in charity fundraising in the arts and theatre world, in strategy work and bid writing, and has a…
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…