Housing associations.
Registered providers and gateways.
Foundations and trusts.

We provide the expertise, support and infrastructure to help you shape, grow and sustain your work.


Bespoke, project-based consultancy and long-term implementation support for your organisation.

Strategic planning, fundraising and income generation for socially-minded organisations.

We challenge you to think differently about your structure, purpose and future.

  • Community investment strategy

  • Strategy implementation

  • Operational planning

  • Situational analysis

  • Problem-solving

  • Stakeholder consultation

  • Governance and board reviews

  • Company and charity formation

  • Research and evaluation

  • Annual reporting

We help you to explore and realise your fundraising potential.

  • Fundraising and income generation strategy

  • Sustainability planning

  • Reviewing fundraising performance

  • Investment readiness assessments

  • Options appraisals and feasibility studies

  • Prospecting

  • Case for support development

  • Capacity and skills planning

  • Fundraising training and mentoring

We lead and implement activities that stimulate new and diverse income.

  • Trusts, foundations and institutional fundraising

  • Proposal-writing

  • Corporate partnerships 

  • Business development capacity

  • Major donor fundraising

  • Digital events and campaigns

  • Managing procurement

  • Facilities and lettings

  • Product development

"Oaks helped us to understand how ready we were for investment from trusts, foundations and other donors and then successfully helped us secure significant new income for our community activities."

Shahron Shah, CEO at Waltham Forest Housing Association

“Oaks have proven pivotal in helping us to design, launch and implement Aster Inc, our first of its kind incubator for social entrepreneurs. We are delighted to have them as part of the Aster team.”

Cam Kinsella, CEO at Aster Foundation