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The NoNo and the ProNo

A new research paper from Cass Business School 'The Art of Refusal: Promising Practice for Grant Makers and Grant Seekers' presents the findings of a study of experiences at the point of grant refusal among both seekers and makers of grants to charities.

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“More than most Lesley fits around the needs of the organisation and is willingly on call until the proposal or project is complete.”

Helen Ibbunson, Head of Major Supporters, Diabetes UK

Lesley Hynes


Lesley Hynes Fundraising charges a daily rate of £465 + VAT for Lesley Hynes and £415 + VAT for Helen Searle. We charge the client any reasonable expenses; usually just travel if appropriate. We do not work on a commission basis.

Typical costs

Production of a fundraising strategy costs from £2325 - £4650 + VAT
Hands-on fundraising per month from £830 + VAT
Mentoring per month costs a minimum of £465 + VAT
Support to recruit a fundraiser costs a minimum of £930 + VAT