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Any charity, regardless of size or available resource has the potential to do great fundraising.

Nova Fundraising offers a range of professional fundraising consultancy services, specifically aimed at small – medium sized charities who are looking to develop, review or implement a new fundraising programme.

Our fundraising services are tailored to your organisation and apply hands on practical experience integrated with fundraising academic theory and research to inform the best possible solutions for your organisation.

Nova Fundraising Readiness Programme

Fundraising Readiness

Get clarity on if your charity is ready to pursue fundraising.

Fundraising Kickstart Programme

Fundraising Kickstart Programme

Practical support to help your organisation launch its first ever fundraising programme.

Fundraising Refresh & Reboot

Fundraising Refresh & Reboot

 A 360 degree strategic review of your fundraising to date, with the objective of recommending a set of practicable, actionable and impactful tasks to help get your fundraising programme back on track.

Fundraiser Recruitment Package

Fundraiser Recruitment Package

In partnership with Charity Horizons.
Together, we can provide the technical skills and expertise to ensure that Nova Fundraising clients recruit a fundraiser using best practice methods.

Fundraising Optimisation and Income-Boosting Packages

Fundraising Optimisation & Income-Boosting Packages

(One on One Support for those responsible for Fundraising)
we casn provide appropriate support and ‘be in the wings’ for fundraisers, CEOs and Boards of Trustees.

Fundraising Strategy

Fundraising Strategy

Want to take your fundraising to a whole new level? Nova Fundraising can work with you to help identify the best course of action to take that will make your organisation’s fundraising shine!

Fundraising Delivery & Implementation

Fundraising Delivery & Implementation

Are you looking for hands-on strategic and practical fundraising support that can hit the ground running?


Join Our Team

We’re looking for associates to join our team!

Nova Fundraising is urgently looking for NEW ASSOCIATES with two priority skill sets. Firstly, a…

3 Fundraisers Walk

Reflections on starting a new fundraising role during a pandemic -with Nova Fundraising in the wings!

In 2019 Nova Fundraising was commissioned to create the first fundraising strategy for Open Age…


Trustees! Don’t be afraid! Face your Fundraising Fears

Nova Fundraising’s Emma-Louise Singh and Emma Low reflect on the role that Trustees can play…



Blackwood Miners’ Institute Testimonial

“Thank you again for such a rewarding mentoring experience.  I had some awareness of fundraising before we started but a little bit of knowledge was a dangerous thing, and I didn’t know where to begin.  It was so helpful to be able to sit down with you and tease out what exactly is relevant for Blackwood Miners’ Institute.  Your warmth and patience made the experience a pleasure, and I can’t thank you enough for the guidance, resources and knowledge.  Our sessions have got me enthused for what can be achieved at Blackwood Miners’ in the future.”

RAFT Testimonial

“RAFT have been through a period of significant change in the last two years, not least because of the Covid issues, which have particularly hit non-covid related medical research charities such as ourselves. Nova were tasked with reviewing the history of our fundraising and help us decide what our next steps should be. They held interviews with the Executive team and a number of Trustees.  Nova produced a well-researched report covering some of the history and background to our fundraising and funders. Based on this, and having regard to the funding challenges that all are facing at the moment, they made a number of useful recommendations on what we need to say and do to attract funders, existing and new. Nova have indeed done a very useful piece of work which is clearly of value in shaping our thoughts on the way ahead”

Testimonial - Dr Andrew Mowat, Chairman British Medical Association Charities

"As a small charity, with a small staff resource, BMA Charities Trustees have been delighted with the easy, constructive and enabling approach to Fundraising Readiness which Nova Fundraising have taken to help our charity understand its own needs, and the process for getting to where we need to be with fundraising. Trustees have felt engaged in and informed by the reporting process and have had complexities thoroughly explained in a very human way. We have been better able to see and understand the gaps in our thinking, and to have that thinking organised in a way which helps us be more strategic, and to identify resource needs from the very start.

Nova Fundraising have helped the Trustees see the bigger picture in easily understood language, provided reality checks where necessary, and helped us to identify specific targets and timescales for fundraising. We would have little hesitation in recommending them to other small charities."

Testimonial - Fundraising Strategy for Open Age UK

"Through Nova Fundraising, Emma Low and Emma-Louise Singh delivered an analytical, well-researched and insightful fundraising strategy for Open Age. They are clearly experts in their field, extremely energetic and demonstrate great synergy and complementary skills working as a team.

I really valued the way they took the time to get to know the organisation and staff to truly understand how we work, in order to make tailored and evidence-based recommendations. My team found them extremely easy to work with and I think their “two-for-one” model was a real benefit to the organisation."

Iain Cassidy
CEO, Open Age
Bryntail Cottage Charity Testimonial

“The training provided to me by Nova has been outstanding. The consultants really listened and understood our requirements and the advice was specifically tailored to our needs. This included real time advice on a live grant application for £250,000”

Carers Trust South East Wales Testimonial

“Emma-Louise has provided CTSEW with fantastic insights and support as we work to develop our fundraising foundations. The coaching from Emma-Louise has been enjoyable, productive and relevant to our work. Emma-Louise’s advice has helped us make some big decisions in regards to our future fundraising plans and we will be recruiting two new fundraising roles to build a sustainable future for CTSEW”

Oasis Cardiff Testimonial

"Emma is endlessly knowledgeable, she approached our mentoring in a way that aligned with current work and charity values. She encouraged and challenged us to think about how we are approaching fundraising and how we can improve it. We are looking forward to continue practicing what we have learnt from Emma!"

Tess Seymour
Oasis Cardiff
Testimonial - Waterloo Communirt Conselling - Fundraising Strategy

"Nova Fundraising helped us to get back on track with our fundraising. Emma-Louise was able to come in and review our Trusts programme and secure several five-figure multi-year grants at a critical time for the organisation. She has also mentored our new Trusts and Grants Fundraiser during the difficult Covid-19 pandemic, which subsequently led to us securing vital funding that has enabled us to respond to crisis, but also plan beyond the pandemic.

Nova Fundraising’s services have been a hugely effective and cost-efficient way for our small organisation to begin to develop and maintain a successful fundraising programme."

DASH - Domestic Abuse Charity Testimonial

“As CEO at DASH – a domestic abuse charity serving Berkshire – I am delighted to say that our experience of working with Emma Low and Emma-Louise Singh of Nova Fundraising has been extremely positive. Not only do they know fundraising inside and out, but they have fully immersed themselves in our whole team here at DASH. Their approach to coaching our new fundraiser, and facilitating inclusive team-wide meetings, is really helping us to achieve fundraising integration so that trustees, staff, volunteers and the community are all increasingly becoming engaged in a diverse range of income generation methods. I can vouch for their model and know that my full team would say the same. Having tried various fundraising team structures, we really do feel that Nova offer that perfect balance between leadership, coaching, practicality and guidance that – as a small charity CEO – I have really valued.”

DASH - Domestic Abuse Charity Testimonial

Recruitment Service

“As CEO at DASH – a domestic abuse charity serving Berkshire – I am delighted to say that our experience of the Nova Fundraising and Charity Horizons Fundraiser Recruitment Service for Small Charities was extremely positive. They fully immersed themselves in listening to our fundraising staff needs, creatively developing a suitable role; and promoting and searching the market. Their selection process was seamless and helpfully managed outside of our limited staff capacity. The combination of small charity fundraising experts (Nova Fundraising), with their experienced recruitment partners (Charity Horizons) is both an original and rational new model in our sector – which is extremely timely given the significant shortage of fundraising talent, especially in the small charity space. We really are grateful, and Bonita – our wonderful new addition is a fabulous new addition to our small team”

Testimonial - Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis - Fundraising Strategy

"Emma-Louise is the consummate professional and has a great ability to marshall ideas, goals and aspirations and turn them into a solid fundraising strategy. Although she is a fundraiser with broad experience, for us her skills were most valuable in her ability to evaluate data and plan and execute strategy and campaigns. She operates with integrity, delivers to deadlines and provides constructive support in a highly polished, yet economical way."

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