As an independent fundraising consultant since 2008, my focus is helping charities and social enterprises plan for the future – and secure the funding needed to make that future happen.

I am an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

I gained a solid foundation at the coal face of arts and heritage fundraising, as Development Director for the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford and the Dartington Hall Trust in Devon. Subsequent work with visionary charities, on inspiring projects across Yorkshire and the Northwest, has broadened and deepened this experience. I offer energy, ideas and commitment – as well as practical, hands-on support where that is needed.

If you would welcome flexible support with your own fundraising challenges please do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.


“Anna brought an ethical and caring approach to our work and engagement with young people. She took the time to understand deeply Contact’s values and motivations, and communicated these brilliantly to potential supporters, funders and stakeholders”.

Matt Fenton, Artistic Director & Chief Executive, Contact Theatre

“Anna brings tremendous insight, analysis and critical thinking to projects. She is hugely experienced and well respected, without doubt one of the best consultants we’ve worked with.”

Sally Joynson, Chief Executive, Screen Yorkshire

“brilliant, supportive and very effective. We’ve grown so much thanks to Anna’s tireless enthusiasm”

Annie Lloyd, Co-Director, Compass Live Art

“Working with Anna is a truly collaborative and rewarding process… We’ve had many successful outcomes from our work together, that have positively impacted the lives and opportunities for our children, young people and their families.”

Daniel Wood, Executive Director, New Bridge Multi Academy Trust

“Anna’s extensive knowledge and skilful application of strategic fundraising helped us achieve our target within a tight timeframe, and her passion for the project was contagious, it made working with her a pleasure for everyone involved.”

Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Chief Executive, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

“Anna has an exceptional ability to craft language and communicate the aims of others in ways that are clear and compelling. Her approach is firmly grounded in her immense experience and deep understanding of funders’ requirements”

Tim Harrison, SICK! Festival