Kate is based in Sheffield and frequently visits London and the Netherlands to check work with her clients.

Kate is based in Sheffield and frequently visits London and the Netherlands to check work with her clients.

 
Laura is based in Whitstable and travels regularly to London and further afield.

Laura is based in Whitstable and travels regularly to London and further afield.

 

KATE WAREHAM

Specialisms: community fundraising, arts management, young people, event fundraising, data analysis and data management, strategy planning, financial planning, project management.

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LAURA PRECIOUS

Specialisms: trust fundraising and bid writing, lottery funding, small charities, strategy development, arts funding, community fundraising, individual giving, corporate fundraising.

I've been in fundraising for the best part of 15 years over this time I've gained experience working in small and large charities - each with their own set of challenges. 

Recently my work has focussed on developing strategies and implementing them in individual giving and community fundraising. At Depaul UK following my work on developing the community fundraising strategy, we have nearly doubled income from 2016 to 2017. 

I've delivered successful appeals from £20,000 events to £2m individual campaigns. I've recruited and supported volunteers to speak, raise money and speak passionately about various causes from childhood neglect to preventing the spread of HIV.

I love data, planning and insight. Give me a project and I'll schedule the hell out of it. And as well as working in fundraising, I've also led a small organisation as its executive director - so I understand the connection between organisational strategy and successful fundraising from both sides. I'm passionate about creating engaged, inspired and story motivated supporters. 

Along side my fundraising career I also have an interest in music and it's impact on societies and individuals. As such I am currently studying for a PhD in music psychology at the University of Sheffield. Find out more here.

After five years of working in the media, I ventured into the world of fundraising in a bid to make a difference in the world.  Ten years later and I’ve been lucky enough to work with a variety of charities – creating strategies, developing projects and securing core and restricted funding to make good things happen.

I’ve worked as a Corporate Fundraiser, been part of a large, national Community Fundraising team, and, for the last 6 years, I’ve focused on bid writing and Trust fundraising for a number of small charities.  I’m creative, I ask lots of questions and I love a challenge, so working with people to turn their needs and ideas into fundable and deliverable projects is what I’m best at.  I can offer the whole package - from initial research and project planning, through to writing the bid, meeting the funders and monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the project. 

I’m happy to say that I’ve currently got a 3 out of 3 success rate with BIG Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities applications, securing over £600k multi-year project funding for vital frontline services.  

The great organisations we've worked with

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Music in the Round

Music in the Round believes in getting people up close and personal to intimate, informal and affordable events performed by world class musicians playing the greatest music ever written.

Depaul UK

Depaul's vision is of a society in which everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community and they work to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it.

Transnational Institute

The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable world. 

OCD Action

OCD Action is the largest UK charity focusing on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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Artsadmin

Artsadmin enables artists to create without boundaries, producing bold, interdisciplinary work to share with local, national and international audiences.

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CITY OF SHEFFIELD YOUTH ORCHESTRA

The City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra is one of the UK's leading independent youth orchestras.

The Children's Society

A UK based organisation that assists street children, disabled children, young refugees, and children in trouble with the law.

Safe Haven Children's Trust

Safe Haven Children's Trust aim to prevent the abandonment, institutionalisation and exploitation of children in Cambodia.

National Orchestra for All

NOFA unlocks access to the life-changing experience of ensemble music making for young people with complex lives. 

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. 

Tearfund

A leading relief and development charity, working in partnership with Christian agencies and churches worldwide to tackle the causes and effects of poverty.

CTS

CTS is  a publisher to the Catholic church. Kate provided one-to-one Raisers Edge training to the Head of Fundraising and Communications. 

Haven House Children's Hospice

Haven House has supported over 600 families, looking after children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. 

Cardiomyopathy UK

Cardiomyopathy UK's vision is for everyone affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy to lead long and fulfilling lives. They provide information and support to families and we help train doctors and nurses.

Community Focus

Community Focus (CF) is an inclusive multi-arts centre based in Barnet. They work to encourage members of our community of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to participate in the arts, to gain confidence and to challenge barriers through integration and innovation.