"Thank you, Rachel, as your approach to grant applications broken down step-by-step was most refreshing, informative and useful, demonstrating great expertise.”
“Thank you once again for the great creativity and leadership you gave us as a group and to me personally.”
“Thanks for another fab session. I always come away from our meetings feeling feel super inspired.”
I work directly with charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations across England & Wales. I also specialise in mentoring people at the pre-start, start-up and early stages of running a community group or social impact business.
I offer a collaborative approach to working with organisations on their:
Case for support
Bid development & review
For full details of my support packages, contact me here.
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 17 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. Since 2020 I have also been running my own social enterprise, sharing creative activities for wellbeing and change through community projects.
“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
“I really enjoyed the training on Monday and thought that Rachel did a particularly good job of explaining grant applications to us all.”
TL Community Action Group
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’