Elizabeth Spring, writer & fundraiser for the 3rd Sector
Elizabeth  Spring, writer & fundraiser for the 3rd Sector
  • Elizabeth has twenty years experience managing development, strategy and change and bringing in sustained income.

  • She has worked for national and local charities including Mind, Parentline Plus/Family Lives, Home-Start, Beauchamp Lodge Settlement, Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, Gingerbread and Elders Voice.

  • She has researched, written and advised on successful bids and tenders for Everyday Magic, the Venture Centre, Kensington and Chelsea Social Council and Westway Trust while also fundraising for and setting up a new social enterprise Sew Portobello.

  • She has had 100% success to date with her PQQ's, tenders and Lottery bids. She puts this down to meticulous background research and evidence, clear accurate prose and realistic, specific outcomes and targets.

  • Between 2008 -11 she raised over £1.5 million from tenders to London Borough of Brent, Supporting People, Communities and Local Government, New Deal for Communities, the Department of Health and the West London Alliance.

  • She also won grants of up to £50,000 from Lloyds TSB, the Rank Foundation, the Sobell Trust and the Edward Harvist Trust, £67,000 from the Transitions Fund and £55,000 from the Innovations Fund.

  •  She specialises in helping organisations that have run into difficulties. She is able to understand and collate information and put together bids quickly and to tight deadlines.

  • She developed Home Start Islington from an empty room into a central local voluntary sector provider for families with young children. During her 8 years there she more than quadrupled the annual income and developed an imaginative range of friendly accessible multi-cultural projects. Programmes included teenaged parents provision, BMER parents and toddler groups and hundreds of volunteer befriending placements. Funding came from the Local Authority, Sure Start and foundations  including Cripplegate, Esmee Fairbairn, Tudor Trust, Richard Cloudesly and City Bridge.

  • She has negotiated successful spot contracts with local authorities for daycare, Telecare purchasing and various parenting support programmes. She raised funds for parenting groups across Bristol, Northeast Somerset and Gloucestershire from the Extended Schools Partnerships. 

  • In 2011 she developed a robust structure to enable individuals to buy home care and daycare services through personalised budgets. In 2013 she developed partnerships and raised funds to set up a now-thriving social enterprise.

  • She is available from August 2015 for new briefs.


Finding the right words to showcase your work

Elizabeth Spring has had 100% success to date with local authority and government funding applications.

Her publication for carers,

Moving on From Depression quickly became one of Mind UK's best sellers

Fundraising News

In the light of the current economic climate, we have introduced stepped charges for small charities. If your funding has been reduced or cut, please ask about the option to pay a lesser fee upfront. We will then negotiate a percentage of  funds raised rather than a daily rate.

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