Application writing, Bid review and Consultancy

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FUNDING – as easy as ABC

The Answer to Your Question

At LEXXER, we make funding as easy as A….B….C….. with our full range of services which will help you turn your Vision into a funded reality. 

Application Writing 

We will listen to you and what you want, then we will conduct a needs assessment to see what in definable way you need. Then we will help you devise a clear Vision, Mission and Strategy to achieve that. This will form the basis of your application, some groups are already there with a clear vision or a repeat application to a new funder however it is always a valuable process even to revisit a Vision.

Then our knowledge based approach will draw on skills and experience across a number of fields, with experts who have not only been where you are but many have been on the other side having to assess applications.  Based on our success with hundreds of grant makers, we will develop funding applications for you that are clear, effective and compelling.

Our bid writing service can support you in a number of ways:

  • drafting a major application to a specific funder such as SEUPB, Comic Relief or the Department for Education

  • developing a range of funding applications for specific projects or areas of work, or to cover core costs

  • regular, rolling support with bid writing, follow-up and fundraising administration

Charities and voluntary organisations:

  • seeking to increase their income by producing more applications to grant makers

  • in need of an injection of capacity or expertise to exploit this crucial income source

  • an increase in the number of high quality applications you submit

  • more grants awarded, and larger amounts and/or funding over longer periods

  • fresh insights into the way you present your projects, work and organisation to funders

 

 

Bid Reviews

After an initial consultation where we discuss your needs and vision we will use  The ORACLE to dedicate the specialist consultant from our team who is best placed to review your bid or begin to develop your application. That consultant then:

  • reviews your project and organisation to fully understand the context for your bid

  • critically reviews the structure, language and content of your bid

  • assesses your bid against the criteria of the particular funder(s) you are applying to

  • provides written feedback with suggestions for changes to strengthen your bid

  • schedules a call with you to discuss that and answer any questions you may have

LEXXER feedback, is knowledge based with years of experience developing successful applications. Our practical points will produce a stronger funding bid with a much higher chance of success. We also offer AA our Application Advocacy where we promote your bid to the funder or the wider community to win support and recognition. Make your application the project they are all talking about.

We review major capital or revenue bids, to:

  • Lottery Funders (Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council  etc.)

  • charitable trusts and foundations

  • government grants programmes such as the Department for Education’s

We also provide our Cocktail Party reviews:

  • a group of applications to charitable trusts and/or other grant funders

This can be a one off review before you submit or an ongoing process where we set aside time each month to review your applications on a rolling basis, because we all know that our plans and ideas can change and grow.

We work with a range of commercial and charitable clients on both international and national tenders right down to local community based projects.

Charities and not for profit organisations:

  • if you are a newly constituted group or new to fundraising and in need of an experienced fundraising professional to review and provide guidance on funding applications, LEXXER can take you every step of the way from set up to your first major project which funds a post.

  • Or a seasoned group with experienced fundraisers in need of some fresh thinking on how to promote the good work already done to funders or simply wanting to try a new or bigger funder

  • Our knowledge gives you the advantage with bespoke funding bids increasing your chances of success

  • Our advice and experience will help you learn how to do things yourself which will benefit your bids and organisation going forwards

  • Our partnership approach will help your organisation grow and become sustainable, benefiting you in the longer term.

Consultancy

As fundraising consultants, LEXXER offers a wide range of services to commercial  clients as well as charities and not-for-profit organisations, from consultancy to hands-on fundraising help. We work with both benefactors and beneficiaries those who wish to help and those who need help. We broker knowledge primarily and many who have done well and become rich in knowledge as well as money would like to put some thine back and would like others to benefit from their knowledge and experience. Unlike other philanthropy consultants we value knowledge above money, but appreciate that often they work well together. 

We see our work with both donors and applicants as two sides of the same coin and strive to use our brokerage stills to match those who have something to give with those who can make most from it in a mutually beneficial arrangement. Again we hope we make this look easy with another LEXXER A…B…C… – Affiliating Benefactors to Charities. We take a holistic approach to our work and look at more than financial arrangements, often those who have made good in business have a lot to teach the your entrepreneurs or social enterprises of tomorrow this knowledge is worth more than financial investment. Often charities and causes simply look for grants when in reality they would benefit more from the skills and experience of a corporate partner who knows how to manage money better then to give it away. Therefore using our brokerage skills we trade Time, Talent and Treasure. 

LEXXER – Finding Financial Solutions

The LEXXER concept incorporates a multi-disciplinary process, which builds upon and connects up work from separate areas in a way that generates new perspectives, fresh insights and innovative methodologies which expand and refine knowledge of a particular problem providing effective financial solutions.

We provide a range of Pecuniary services under the themes of  :-

 

LEXXER FUNDRAISING CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Fundraising Strategy and Implementation

Working with you to develop a strategy that is workable, achievable and delivers income and results.

Research , Policy and Planning Services

Ensure knowledge, evidence and insights drive your fundraising and support your applications with needs analysis.

Project Development, Management and Consultancy

An experienced fundraising professional will help you make your Vision into a workable project

Funder Finding and Faciliatation

Expert advice and support to identify the best sources of funding or to lobby for new sources to be developed for you.

Application Writing, Bid Reviews and Consultancy

Have an expert write, review and strengthen your application, bid or tender before it is submitted.

Applicant Advocacy, Branding and Communications

Helping you tell your story powerfully, and make you case by informing and motivating new and existing donors.

Resource Development and Management

From people to place we identify, secure and manage the resources you need to make your project work

Corporate Fundraising and Sponsorship

Helping you to secure substantial, long term support from corporate donors and mutually beneficial sponsorship deals

Direct/Digital Fundraising

Consultancy and practical services to gain and manage donors in real time and online, with social media fundraising.

Philanthropy Fundraising

Expert advice and support to increase your income from trusts and institutional donors or individual philanthropists

Fundraising Health Checks and Reviews

An expert audit of your fundraising, with practical recommendations to improve results and impact.

Fundraising Planning and Prospect Development

Focused, results-driven planning to make your vision a reality by developing prospective support, and opportunities.

Application, Organisation & Digital Audits

Review of previous applications, organisational issues and social and web activity with a clear action plan for improvement

Training, and Development

Both for the organisation to improve confidence capacity and skills and also as part of projects and programmes.

Sustainability and Social Development

To assist groups and projects to become self funding or to leave social legacies such as social enterprises

FUNDRAISING SERVICES – Making Your Vision a Reality

Some of the range of Solutions we provide to clients are listed however we are aware that often the problems we address are unique and seek to meet each client at their point of need and provide a bespoke knowledge based solution.

SOURCES OF FUNDING WE HAVE HELPED CLIENTS ACCESS


FUNDING FUTURES

For Vision, a Voice and Visual Impact


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“Solutions” to LEXXER means listening to you and finding out what the problem really is, not simply what it appears to be right now. Often underlying fault-lines, systemic failings or institutionalized legacy issues are really the problem, and often anything that does not address them really only papers over the real problem.   Our solutions are innovative and effective based on knowledge and analogical reasoning. We often see refer to the Ps in problems :

  • People: addressed using training , motivation and empowerment;
  • Pecuniary: where finance can be developed;
  • Place: often location, and the best use of space can resolve matters; 
  • Process: by applying best practice and fresh thinking;
  • Project: to either develop or relaunch a failing project can help;
  • Product: we offer solutions in terms of production and promotion.