Kingston Smith


Along with our well-developed network of associates, we have been responsible for raising millions of pounds for charities across sectors and sizes. We can help you make a difference and increase your voluntary income.

We offer free two hour consultations should you wish to discuss your situation with us and how we might be able to help. Following the free consultation, if we are able to help, we would draw up a proposal summarising our discussions, knowledge of your organisation and needs, key deliverables, the timeline and our fee structure.

Please contact us to book your free consultation.

Major Donor, Corporate and Capital Campaign Fundraising

Our team has raised over £80 million for capital projects and from major donors and companies. We help our clients to set up and deliver fundraising from high net worth individuals and corporates, working closely with the organisation in the following ways:

  • Conducting feasibility studies
  • Developing and implementing appropriate strategies and plans
  • Developing suitable internal processes (databases, reporting and budgeting)
  • Creating cases for support
  • Recruiting and managing development boards
  • Prospect identification and research
  • Identifying and developing charity and business partnerships
  • Prospect planning and cultivation including contact mapping exercises
  • Developing ethics policies
  • Coaching Trustees, senior volunteers, development board members and senior management in ‘making the ask’
  • Developing stewardship and continuity plans
  • Organising high value events like Royal events
  • Advising on recruiting appropriate and talented staff

Trusts/ Statutory

We are able to help not just with bid writing but also by guiding you through the process by:

  • Conducting a feasibility study
  • Conducting research to identify opportunities and potential grant sources
  • Developing and implementing an appropriate strategy
  • Developing suitable internal processes (databases, reporting and budgeting)
  • Creating a cass for support
  • Writing grant applications for Trusts and family foundations
  • Writing grant applications for the public sector, EU and Lottery funding
  • Mentoring staff and editing applications


Our years of experience in fundraising and raising income from individuals have helped us develop technical expertise in the following areas:

  • Direct Mail
  • Legacy Fundraising
  • Membership and audience development
  • Alumni development
  • Online giving and Social networking

We can help by:

  • Conducting fundraising audits
  • Devising bespoke strategies and plans
  • Running focus groups for testing messages
  • Benchmarking exercises to help understand the market and competitors
  • Capacity building to sustain these streams.

Grant making

For grant making trusts with minimal secretariats we can help in a number of ways. We can research areas of need (locally, regionally and nationally) to identify gaps in provision or emerging demographic trends in order to inform grant giving policy.

Our consultants have worked for grant givers to set and review policy and assess applications. We can assist with designing information for applicants, review and/or design application and selection procedures and criteria. We can also offer an application assessment and shortlisting service.

Contact us

Dan Fletcher

Director (Fundraising) - Kingston Smith Fundraising & Management

+44 (0)20 7566 3826

Dan Fletcher

James Newell

Managing Director - Kingston Smith Fundraising & Management

+44 (0)20 7566 4000

James Newell

Karl Leathem

Director (Impact) - Kingston Smith Fundraising & Management

+44 (0)7766 548885

Karl Leathem