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Fundraising the GiveUsTheFish way...

Helping you to hone your fundraising skills.

Better Fundraising Together

Team work makes the fundraising dream work

Helping each other to get better at fundraising[/caption]Helping you learn how to be expert at fundraising by step by step learning modules, starting right at the begining with the 'Fundrasing: Get Ready' course to a full on Fundraising Mastermind Group.

Our name is taken from the well know adage "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, feed him for life"  
The organisations we work with are out there working hard at teaching people to fish, but they themselves often just need the fish and they want it now!




So here it is, read on to find out what else we do to help you in your fundraising efforts!

We also work with expert consultants in their field to be able to offer our clients the following:

Programme Management

Is there anyone in your organisation with the specialist skills to design and deliver a new project?  If not, we can!  Our resident expert has worked with major blue chips and statutory bodies planning multi-million pound projects and now he's ready to design your project for you.

Organisation Analysis

Are you in need of a restructure or does your organisation need to reinvent itself?  Do you have systems and procedures for the work you do?  No?  Book some time with our expert and watch the magic unfurl!


We run Firewalking, Glasswalking, Arrow Breaking, Bar Bending and Board Breaking, events for charities and project manage the whole event experience for organisations that have their own ideas.


Our experts can create your fundraising strategy around a targetted list of Trusts that give funding to your particular niche

Bid Writing

A specialist skill- let our team take the strain and headache away.

EU Funding Proposals

Complex, long winded and a mine field - that's EU Funding.  Our experts love writing these kinds of applications! (I say they need to get out more!)


A highly specialised skill which our team relish


So many people tell us "we could never make that ask!"  Let us show you how to include asking for a legacy as part of your overall strategy, simply and with no fuss

Corporate Donors

Want to find a Corporate Donor but not sure how to move forward?  Our Team will show you how to do make the first step, or make that step for you

Major Donors/High Net Worth Individuals

Does your sponsor list include those that could make a bigger than usual donation?  Let our Team show you the right approach.

Database Marketing

We so often hear from our clients that they have large lists of contacts and that they simply don't know how to make contact and ask for donations.  Our experts make it their business to do this every day.


Contact our Evesham office to find out more.

01386 429122
07456 549969

School Grants – The Foyle Foundation

The Foyle Foundation is an independent grant-making trust that distributes grants to charities whose core work is in the areas of learning, the arts and health. As schools are increasingly accessing funding from Foyle, this article will explain what they fund, as well as giving practical advice on making a successful application.

The Foyle Foundation was formed to implement the terms of the will of the late Christina Foyle. She was the daughter of William Foyle who, with his brother, founded the family owned bookshop Foyles in Charing Cross Road, London in 1904. Christina joined the business at the age of 17 and continued to manage it until her death in 1999 at the age of 88.

The foundation came into existence in November 2001, since when it has disbursed 36.4M in grants (to the year ending June 2009). Most of these grants range between £10,000-£50,000 and all are UK based, as the foundation specifically does not fund international work.

Following a strategic review, the Foundation merged with its sister charity The Batty Charitable Trust in March 2009 and from July 2009 has revised its objectives. The Foundation now operates a Main Grants Scheme supporting charities whose core work covers Arts and Learning and a Small Grants Scheme covering small charities in all fields.

Application criteria

Applications will only be eligible for consideration if they are aimed at benefiting people within the UK.

Only organisations which have recognised charitable status can be considered. For schools this means either declaring their charitable status conferred through their affiliation to a church, or applying through a PTA or friends’ group which has gained charitable status. Gaining such status is a lot less complicated than most schools expect.

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Building Schools for the Future

In the news today was a story with a headline that read:  "Could cuts halt school buildings transformation?"  This story is highlighting the intended cuts to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative, which is to transform many schools from temporary accommodation to state of the art facilities, such as Liverpool's Alsop High as stated in the article.

So it made me think, what the outcome of the cuts would be?  There are 1100 schools signed up for BSF in the UK which begs the question are they really unfit for purpose?  I suspect they are.

Teaching goes on in buildings long past their 'sell by date' which must impact on the quality of the learning experience for the attending pupils.  What hope are we giving to these youngsters for their futures?

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