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Our vision is that any charity – whatever their size can access the skills and know-how to do excellent professional fundraising.

We do this by providing a range of services from supporting you to make your first fundraising programme a success, to reviewing and improving existing fundraising. We also offer a holistic support service for fundraisers – both new to the profession and those looking to be the best they can possibly be.

Our approach is never ‘off-the-shelf’ but always tailored to the individual needs and requirements of the organisations we work with. Our commitment to sector best practice is rooted in using tried and tested methods proven to get results. We have experience across a wide range of fundraising income streams, drawn from personal experience and enhanced by world-class professional fundraising qualifications.

Helping charities on their path to fundraising and getting transformational results is what we truly love and this is why we decided to start Nova Fundraising in 2017 – to provide professional fundraising solutions that will help charities shine brighter.

Emma-Louise, BA, MInstF (AdvDip) (Dip)- Director

Emma-Louise is an experienced fundraiser with over 13 years’ of hands-on experience across multiple fundraising tactics, including: Trusts and Foundations, Events, Community and Corporate and in particular strategic fundraising development. Her experience has been drawn from a diverse range of sectors, including: International Development, health, social welfare and disability.

Emma-Louise has worked for both large household names, such as Christian Aid   and also as a sole fundraiser for small and local organisations, where she implemented and developed new fundraising strategies and programmes. She has also implemented a international fundraising programme spanning across Australia, UK and the US.

Emma-Louise founded Nova Fundraising Ltd in 2017 with a desire to use her extensive experience and knowledge of fundraising to help small and medium charities shine through excellent and professional fundraising.  Since Nova Fundraising was launched, Emma-Louise has worked with a number of small and medium-sized charities, helping them to implement fundraising programmes from scratch, diversify their income streams to create sustainability and grow their revenue so that they are able to deliver their missions.

Emma-Louise comes highly qualified, having completed the Institute of Fundraising’s Diploma and International Advanced Diploma, joining only a very small cohort of fundraisers to achieve this master’s-level professional qualification. She is a former Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and has also sat on the committee of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Chilterns as well as Chaired the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s Learning and Development committee. She is also a volunteer advisor at the FSI.

Emma Low MA, MInstF (Dip) – Director

Emma has 23 years’ experience of working in the not-for profit sector. Employed primarily in senior fundraising roles, her experience covers health, social welfare and disability sectors; the fields of women’s rights and international aid; and community and charity sector infrastructure. Key roles have included Head of Fundraising at Crisis; Head of Fundraising and Communications at Womankind Worldwide; and Executive Director of Marketing at Asthma UK, in which Emma has led teams to achieve and exceed ambitious fundraising targets.

Freelance since 2005, Emma’s clients currently include Child Bereavement UK, Fight Bladder Cancer and the British Hen Welfare Trust. Emma adds value strategically where organisations need to develop new business and her input results in effective product-creation and outcome-led service planning. She regularly designs work programmes that secure 6-figure grant funding (DoH, Big Lottery, EU, DfE), and her fundraising success is driven by a commitment to initiatives that achieve social impact.

Emma is Co-Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Chilterns group, and a trustee of Youth Concern, Aylesbury.


Vicki Hone

Vicki started her fundraising career in 2000 at Barnardo’s, initially as a member of the Corporate Fundraising Team. She went on to become a Trust Fundraising Manager, raising income from Trust and Foundations for all Barnardo’s project across Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Whilst at Barnardo’s Vicki secured significant grants from Children in Need, Comic Relief and The Big Lottery, alongside working on several large capital campaigns.

In 2013 Vicki took up the role of Fundraising Manger for the national disability charity, Go Kids Go. Applying her skills, knowledge, enthusiasm and tenacity over the past five years, she has successfully given the charity much needed financial stability, the ability to grow staff numbers and enabled the charity to help a much greater number of disabled children and young people.

Her interests lie in the fields of children, youth, social welfare and disability.

Katy Cochrane, MBA 

Katy has over 15 years experience working at a senior level, within operational, strategic and fundraising roles, within both statutory and not for profit organisations. She has extensive bid and application writing/management experience in the context of both Statutory and Trust/Foundation fundraising. She has excellent research skills, experience in case for support development and prospect research with knowledge and experience across a broad range of topics.
Katy has a particular specialism in Health and Wellbeing with extensive experience in Mental Health, Employee Wellbeing and Physical Activity. She has recently obtained an MBA from Leeds University. She is passionate about making a meaningful difference through her work.
Clare Davis - Nova Fundraising Associate

Clare Davis

Clare entered the charity sector 15 years ago after originally pursuing a career in musical theatre. She has experience across all areas of income generation, initially within direct marketing representing a number of large national and international charities before moving into individual giving roles and eventually Trusts and Corporate for Honeypot Children’s charity. Whilst there, Clare secured significant grants from Children in Need, Hodge Foundation and the Lego Foundation, growing a fundraising function from scratch for a new region. To strengthen her experience, she began supporting smaller organisations in developing their income generation strategies from inception to delivery. She continued working on small projects until finally taking the plunge and becoming fully freelance. Clare works with clients across the health, disability, children and social welfare sectors and is thrilled to be working with Nova Fundraising.


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