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Third Sector Consultancy

Third Sector Consultancy

Third Sector Consultancy is focussed on fundraising and is headed by John Harris and Brian Lawrence who  between them have extensive experience of working in the charity and voluntary and community sector and the public sector. They also work with associates offering complementary expertise.

We have full membership of the Institute of Fundraising and offer a free initial face to face discussion.


  • Developing effective fundraising strategy

  • Identifying and prioritising relevant trusts and foundations for your organisation

  • Completing applications to trusts and foundations

  • Training staff, trustees and volunteers in writing effective applications

  • Coaching and mentoring staff in effective applications

  • Quality assuring internally generated applications

  • Legacy work

  • Organisation development e.g. job and salary review

Experience and Expertise

  • Collectively John and Brian have raised over £11 million for organisations

  • Successful Big Lottery bids for projects worth £500k

  • £600k European funding (ERDF) for an export development initiative and £220k for an e commerce project

  • Major contracts with the Regional Development Agency: youth development activities projects at £2.25 and £1.8 million

  • Successfully sustaining income for a national charity over several years

  • Developing fundraising strategy: with the Third Sector National Learning Alliance and currently an animal welfare charity

  • Author of the NCVO Good Guide to management in the Voluntary Sector

  • Full membership of the Institute of Fundraising

Delivery location

Third Sector Consultancy works throughout West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber, the North of England and London.