Trusts, grants and statutory
Direct Fundraising

Since 2007 I have supported hundreds of successful applications and I have worked with the following foundations and trusts, raising £1.2million.

Who I've worked with

  • Awards 4 All
  • The Band Trust
  • The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust
  • The Clore Duffield Foundation
  • The Clothworkers Foundation
  • Dunhill Medical Trust
  • The Eranda Foundation
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation
  • John James Bristol
  • The John Paul Getty Charitable Trust
  • The Merchant Venturers
  • The Quartet Community Foundation
  • The Rothermere Foundation
  • The Rothschild Foundation


I can offer the following services to help you maximise income from trusts:

  • Research and identify potential funders, providing a bespoke list of trusts to approach
  • Write a case for support for your project including full cost recovery
  • Write and submit applications to trusts, foundations and statutory bodies
  • Research and recruit high level individuals who have contact with trustees of relevant trusts
  • Prepare a trusts timetable outlining the trusts to apply to throughout the year
  • Train staff to write successful trust applications

Useful Tip

Do an audit of all key stakeholders connected to your charity including volunteers, staff, trustees and committee members. Ask them to look over a list of all the trusts you are targeting to see if they have connections to any of the trustees. If not, ask them to consider if they know someone who might have a contact with a trustee. Ask them to approach the contact or trustee on your behalf either in person, by phone, or in writing, to seek support for an application from you. Draft the key points for them to cover or draft a letter for them if appropriate. When you submit your application reference the contact that has been made. Always communicate with the Trust Officer/Administrator/Secretary in any communications as well as a Trustee.

Jo is currently available for consultation and projects, contact her now or call her on 07807 845056

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