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Rachel Ireland | Third Sector Consultant | Start-up & Fundraising

18 years of supporing charities and social enterprises to launch, secure funding and become sustainable.


Consultancy Services

I work directly with charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations across England & Wales on:

  • Setting up & registration

  • Fundraising strategy

  • Prospect research

  • Bid development

  • Impact measurement

Contact me for a quote.

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My background and experience

I started my career in West Yorkshire Police; editing videos, managing projects and building partnerships. I then moved into the third sector, where I have now worked for over 18 years. I started at The Prince’s Trust working my way up to Head of Fundraising. I then spent the next ten years working as a consultant to charities of all sizes right across the UK, from Embrace, Nacro, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Women’s Sport Trust, Home-Start, Northorpe Hall, The New School, Unity House, Working Chance, ESCAYP, Magistrates Association & Solve-It to name just a few. Plus, I have delivered training workshops and 1-1 mentoring to more than 400 grassroots organisations and individuals over the last five years, largely through my partnership with Kirklees TSL.

“Rachel is hardworking, diligent and effective. Her expertise and guidance, not only in respect of targeting appropriate bodies, but also in research techniques and managing successful contracts is invaluable.”

Anne Campbell, CEO, Embrace CVOC

"Thank you, Rachel, as your approach to grant applications broken down step-by-step was most refreshing, informative and useful, demonstrating great expertise.”

“Thanks for another fab session. I always come away from our meetings feeling feel super inspired.”

I was impressed with Rachel's knowledge and commitment to the standard of her work. I trust her judgement and advice. I would recommend her services to anyone.”

Michelle Vickers, Founder of ‘It’s Just a Feeling’ and ‘Head Spaghetti’

“I really enjoyed the training and thought that Rachel did a particularly good job of explaining grant applications to us all.”

“Thank you once again for the great creativity and leadership you gave us as a group and to me personally.”

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