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Oaks Consultancy invites charity applications to receive pro-bono support

Oaks Consultancy are delighted to announce that we are inviting applications to become our 2024 Charity of the Year! We are offering pro-bono support to a local charity based in the West Midlands with a maximum annual income of £1,000,000.

Who we are

Oaks is the strategic planning and income generation consultancy for organisations with a social purpose. Our services equip organisations in the sport, education and charity sectors with the resources and confidence to deliver transformative impact and change lives across the world.

Our work in the charity sector enables us to help charities, non-profits and voluntary organisations make amazing things happen. We provide strategic and financial solutions that help organisations make a lasting impact. Our deep understanding of the landscape and the specific challenges facing charity professionals is fundamental to everything we do.

Charity of the Year: what support do we offer?

We can offer our charity partner a range of pro-bono support, including:

  • Strategy development

  • Business development planning

  • Reviewing your fundraising strategy or helping you to write a new one

  • Income generation activity across different types of fundraising, such as writing bids to trusts & foundations or approaching corporate prospects

  • Marketing and communications support

  • Updating your case for support, donor profiles or other stakeholder insight work

  • Procurement processes

  • Staff volunteering

We will also hold in-office fundraising activity, with previous examples including sweepstakes, raffles and staff collections.

Hear from Women Acting in Today's Society, our current Charity of the Year:

“Our partnership with Oaks has had a lasting impact on WAITS and the women we support. The funding applications submitted by their team have provided the means to decorate and furnish a new refuge. The gifts we received at Christmas, as well as donations throughout the year, have helped our beneficiaries feel cared for and supported during a difficult time in their lives.

As well as support with fundraising, we have received additional advice with our marketing and communications. Social media videos and articles shared by the Oaks team have enabled WAITS to reach a wider audience and get our story out there."

- Marcia Lewinson, CEO at Women Acting in Today's Society

Oaks with their Charity of the Year, WAITS

How can you apply?

Please complete the application form questions below. Your application should be no longer than one A4 piece of paper and should be submitted via email to Ellen Jurczak at

Charity Partner Application Form 2024
Download DOCX • 833KB

Please note, to meet our criteria, organisations must:

  • Be based in the West Midlands

  • Have a maximum annual income of £1 million

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 3rd November, with shortlisted organisations invited for an informal chat week commencing 13th November.

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