How would the school help you as a Local Authority or Leisure Trust officer?

We know it’s tough being a local authority officer in charge of leisure, recreation, heritage, parks sports or museums with reduced budgets, greater demand, and competition from private suppliers.

Our skilled leaders at our school will help you identify sources that are open to local authorities — corporate sponsorship, some trusts and many HNWIs  — and how to present your case to them just as effectively as any independent agency.

If appropriate we can help you on your journey to set up a development trust to raise funds, or even how to become fully independent and leveraging in additional funds.

Authorities who’ve benefited from attending the school scome from every level of local government: London boroughs like Lambeth, Hackney and Waltham Forest along with local authorities from Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Derry and Belfast, plus smaller authorities like Rotherham District Council and Essex and Powys County Council.

James Brindle

James Brindle

Deputy CEO
Magna Vitae

The School team have helped us on our journey from local authority department to ambitious cultural development agency. We began by sending two team members and since then have used NAFS consultants to help us on a range of projects.
Claire Bailey

Claire Bailey

Development Officer
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

NAFS training really helped me to feel confident in the fundraising direction we were taking and provided practical tools to help me and the team go on that journey.

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