DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
More than 64% of schools and academies needed to make savings to balance their budget last year. Unsurprisingly, this is likely to grow significantly this year.
72% of school leaders say they are not confident in their school’s ability to generate enough additional income to relieve budget pressures.
Only 13% of schools build successful partnerships with local businesses.
Only 42% of schools use their buildings to generate additional income.
WE ARE OAKS
HOW CAN WE HELP?
We help schools and academies to think differently and generate new income from alternative sources.
In the past 12 months we have supported over 140 schools and academies to explore and successfully secure income generation opportunities in a range of areas.
Our team has collectively raised over £80m from trusts, foundations, philanthropists and corporates: we believe in income diversity.
We help schools, academies and trusts to explore revenue-generating opportunities and develop action plans.
INCOME GENERATION/BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
We review, manage and write bids to trusts, foundations and government sources to help fund projects.
REVENUE AND CAPITAL GRANT-WRITING
We help schools to save money and generate additional value through more efficient procurement.
We help schools and academies to build partnerships with businesses, and run fundraising campaigns.
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS AND INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISING
We help schools and trusts to generate more money from their community lettings.
We host an online community for organisations to share ideas, learn from peers, and access digital support.
WHAT DOES OUR INCOME GENERATION PLAN INVOLVE?
DELIVERED THROUGH A COMBINATION OF VIRTUAL/PHYSICAL WORKSHOPS, IN-DEPTH CONSULTATION AND DESK-BASED RESEARCH, WE WILL:
We will review all of your fundraising and income generation activity to-date, benchmarking it against performance elsewhere and identifying areas of potential.
We will work with you to identify and explore all of the possible income generating opportunities available to you, from grants and corporates to fundraising and procurement.
We will examine all of the steps required to successfully maximise each of the income opportunities, identifying the resources, skills and capacity required.
We will articulate all of the findings in a report that indicates your total income potential, and the steps required for you to successfully diversify your income portfolio.