While setting up www.sewportobello.com in 2013 Elizabeth Spring concurrently supported various third sector initiatives with their fundraising and development.
Organisations using her strategic advice and bid writing skills have included CVS support organisation Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, international development charity Learning for Life, the Venture Community Association, K&C Credit Union, the Westway Trust and children's charity Everyday Magic.
In 2012 Elizabeth undertook an interesting contract as interim Charity Director with the Kensington & Chelsea Foundation www.thekandcfoundation.com. The needs addressed by the voluntary sector are often invisible in this rich borough, so the Foundation helps residents to contribute locally and enables charities to link into the local wealth. Elizabeth worked with small and medium sized local charities to improve the marketing of their work to potential donors and present their causes to donors.
Until the end of 2011 Elizabeth was CEO of Elders Voice in NW London www.eldersvoice.org.uk. She won all the tenders for which she applied there, raising grants and winning tenders ranging from £3,000 to £960,000. She consulted and worked with other local service providers across the adult social care sector to develop a methodology to evidence the cost savings created by early intervention and support.
This followed on from a twenty year history of consistently successful development, partnership work and creative high value fundraising across the sector.
Elizabeth Spring has had 100% success to date with statutory funding applications across the children and families, community support and social care sectors.
Her handbook for carers
'Moving on From Depression'
was a Mind UK best seller.
Her articles on attitudinal change, reflect national debates on good practice.
"In the light of the current economic challenges they face I have introduced stepped charges for smaller charities & arts organisations - please feel free to get in touch."