FUNDRAISING & STRATEGY CONSULTANCY FOR UK CHARITIES, SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND NON-PROFITS
We specialise in working with ambitious charities and social enterprises that are trying to achieve a step-change in their strategic development, fundraising or broader income generation.
We're help to help you work smarter, raise more money and stand out from the crowd in a challenging and competitive landscape. We do this by providing a mix of strategic consultancy, fundraising support and training.
Our team bring extensive expertise as fundraisers, consultants, senior leaders and charity trustees. We've worked with hundreds of charities and social enterprises across the UK - and we like to think that our knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm shine through in everything we do.
Our support will help you to:
We achieve this by providing a range of consultancy services, fundraising support and training.
- Strategic consultancy and facilitation: support to create your business plan, facilitate an 'away day' or strategy day for your senior management team or Board, and develop your theory of change.
- Fundraising strategy and income generation: support to create your fundraising strategy, analyse your fundraising performance, develop trading activities and create your case for support. We also provide ongoing advice and mentoring to fundraisers.
- Trusts and foundations: support to secure grants ranging from three to seven figures, write or review funding applications, identify new funders for your work, and create compelling template application content.
- Training: we deliver a broad range of online and face-to-face training courses on fundraising strategy, trusts and foundations and strategic decision-making. Our training is suitable for fundraising staff, senior management and trustees.
We're also proud to be an ally and advocate for the voluntary sector.
We've dedicated loads of time to creating a regular fundraising and strategy blog, a podcast series and a series of fundraising helpsheets - these resources are all free for everyone to access. We try to be both practical and provocative - sharing tips and how-to-guides, but also opinion pieces on topics such as ethical philanthropy and grantmaking best practice.
We're also proud to be a founding member of the Small Charity Friendly Collective, an informal collective of small charity specialists who have come together to provide dedicated and trusted support to small charities, and commit to a shared set of small charity friendly values, following the closure of the Small Charities Coalition in 2022.
If you're looking for consultancy support, we'd love to have a chat with you. But if you're not in a position for that at the moment, please do make use of our free resources and stay in touch.
Don't take our word for it...
Here's what recent clients and partners have to say about our work:
Lime Green have been a tremendous support to us at Bridges for Communities - helping us to develop a fundraising strategy that is now being implemented and has seen the charity's income grow by over 50% in the last 12 months. Their systematic and personalised approach made it a pleasure to work with them.
Dan Green, Bridges for Communities
Your two full-day fundraising workshops have become our benchmark for successful consultancy. At the outset, we had very little experience of fundraising, and much of it was far from positive. By the end, we had mapped out a draft strategy and a clear fundraising proposition. We travelled further in two days than in the previous five years.
Mike Pochin, Dorset Advocacy
Lime Green Consulting have run many fundraising training courses for our social entrepreneurs and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I’ve been impressed with Mike’s understanding of the sector, professionalism and warm approach. We very much look forward to continuing our partnership.
Dave McGlashan, School for Social Entrepreneurs
Here are some of the charities and social enterprises that we've recently worked with: