Graham is the Director of Charity Fundraising Ltd, a business with a social purpose which he founded in 2000. Graham has been involved in voluntary sector work and fundraising for over 40 years, achieving specialist expertise and a track record of success in achieving grant and contract funding for a wide range of revenue and capital projects.
Following employment with a Charity in his early twenties, Graham went on to serve 25 years in the Governor Grade of the Prison Service. In this role Graham engaged serving inmates in activities supporting disabled people including chartering sailing ships and riding for the disabled. Inmates routinely worked with Graham to achieve funding for these activities from grant funding sources and fundraising events such as running the London Marathon.
On early retirement from the prison service, Graham founded and built a Charity and young people’s project working proactively with offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending; engaging them in new and positive lifestyles. Through Graham’s leadership and skills as a professional fundraiser, the Charity grew substantially over five years.
From small beginnings, Graham has built Charity Fundraising Ltd into a major UK Fundraising Consultancy. He has worked directly with a huge range of voluntary sector organisations across the UK developing fundraising strategies, providing advice, guidance, planning, training, mentoring, research and bid writing; achieving £ Millions in grant funding for client organisations. Graham is a Director of the Association of Fundraising Consultants, an associate member of the Institute of Fundraising and has achieved NCVO approved consultant status for Charity Fundraising Ltd. Graham is supported by a team of experienced fundraising consultants and officers.
A full member of the Institute of Fundraising, Paul has over 16 years of experience working with a huge range of Charities. His work has spanned: research, strategic advice, mentoring, bid and tender writing, evaluations, fundraising strategies and more. Paul’s work has directly secured well in excess of £10 Million for clients as well as providing the skills and support for clients themselves to achieve substantial organisational growth.
Paul is based at our head office in Suffolk and combines client work with supporting our team of consultants and business development.
Steph started working in the field of community regeneration in 2006 with an employment and training contractor supporting disadvantaged individuals. Since 2009, Steph has focused solely upon supporting Charities to successfully fundraise, strengthen their organisations and improve the services they provide to local people. Her work with them focuses on developing effective and robust fundraising and income generation strategies, successfully bidding for large grants and tenders, developing effective monitoring and evaluation processes and undertaking charity evaluations.
Steph’s experience is broad, drawing on work for the social housing sector, skills and employment, children and youth services, health and social care for older people, community cohesion, patient representation and medical charities.
Committed to working with Charities in order to help them make a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our society, Steph has directly secured over £4 million for the voluntary sector in the last 3 years alone and has supported a number of our clients by auditing their fundraising positions and developing new fundraising strategies.
With a background in the Social Sciences and Research Methods, Oscar has worked in the charity sector since 2010. He has secured many £Millions for organisations working in a range of sectors, from health and social welfare to arts and heritage. Oscar has led on: Evaluations and organisational reviews; development of monitoring tools and tracking systems; strategies; feasibility studies; and much more.
Oscar manages our London Office in King’s Cross and has delivered contracts with organisations based across England with some focus on the capital. In recent years, he has gained particular experience in the areas of learning disability, community integration and rare genetic conditions.
Kathryn has spent over 10 years working with voluntary sector organisations. She joined Charity Fundraising Ltd in 2009, having previously worked in the public sector and for a social welfare charity. Kathryn is a Full Certified Member of the Institute of Fundraising (MinstFDip) after successfully completing the Open University qualification. She also holds a BA (Hons) degree in Geography and Education.
Kathryn’s current role involves supporting charities across the UK with their fundraising including grant funder research, project design, developing budgets, bid writing, bid reviews, monitoring and evaluation, mentoring and strategic support. She has secured grant, lottery, contract and european funding totalling over £3 million for a range of health and social welfare charities around the UK including cancer, dementia, youth, homeless and disability charities. Kathryn is based at our Head Office in Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Clayton has over 12 years’ experience of fundraising, prospect research, organisational development, income generation, event management, project management, training, evaluation, networking, and managing staff and volunteers.
Clayton holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems, and in 2009, qualified as one of the first “Outcomes Champions” having undertaken the Charities Evaluation Services National Outcomes Programme. Clayton researched, developed and delivered one of the first and most successful soft outcome measurement toolkits called The SOUL Record. He delivered training to over eight hundred organisations and spoke at numerous high profile conferences across the country.
He worked as a Training Manager for two voluntary sector infrastructure organisations for two years, developing and delivering a wide range of training opportunities relevant to the sector.
For 6 years, Clayton worked with four small charities covering children and young people, health and social care, learning disabilities, older people and mental health issues, generating an income of over £1 million. His work included: trust fundraising; community and corporate fundraising; fundraising strategy; outcome and impact monitoring system development; project management and consultation with service users and other key stakeholders.