Funding Consultancy Service

Our Funding Consultancy Service is aimed specifically at the VCSE sector in Kent and Medway. We work with organisations of all sizes to write and develop a fundraising strategy, research appropriate funding streams and write funding applications as required. 

The service is delivered by our specialist mentors who have a wide range of experience from across the sector and expertise in funding development as well as the skills to mentor your staff and help you develop capacity within your own organisation. 

All the income generated through this service after costs will help us continue to provide support to the Kent and Medway voluntary sector. So, while your organisation benefits from the support and additional income we can help you achieve, you will be indirectly supporting new groups across the county secure their own funding and grow capacity.

“Claire [Funding for All Consultant] has been a reliable and committed fundraising consultant for the Folkestone Rainbow Centre. She has taken the time to understand our values and ethos, as well as the important things that make us who we are. She has consistently delivered in identifying the best funding matches for the organisation and has understood well the journey we have been on. So much so, that she feels part of our core team and not like an outside consultant. She is passionate and committed and this has shone through all her work. She has produced concrete results when we have needed to grow and develop. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is serious about developing their trust fund partners.”

Jon Wilson, Chief Executive, Rainbow Centre Folkestone


The service is charged at £45 per hour with your initial, no obligation meeting free of charge. Depending on your fundraising target and the complexity of your project, an approximate example of the cost of writing bids is:

For applications for funding up to £10,000 the average cost would be £300*.

…for between £10,001 and £20,000 the average cost would be £660*.

…for £20,001 and above the average cost would be £1,050*.

*Costs quoted above are estimates only and should not be taken as exact quotes. The actual cost will depend on the time spent on writing an application and any associated research and preparation.

As a charity, we understand the financial constraints VCSE organisations work within, so we are committed to keeping costs down for our clients.

In order to do this, we keep face to face meetings to a minimum and, following an initial exploratory visit to your organisation to see how you operate and meet key people, we aim to conduct most of our work remotely and will communicate with you via telephone, email and Skype.

To find out more about our Funding Consultancy Service, and how we can help your organisation, please contact us.