Heard offers bespoke support, short or long-term, to charities and public bodies who need extra capacity and thinking, including:

  • Funding & financial modelling
  • Strategy and transformation
  • Research and evaluation
  • Training and facilitation

Examples of work for local government & NHS include:

  • Systems analysis of £4m of complex needs tripartite spend across Health, Education and Social Care
  • Development of Care Leavers accommodation protocol arrangements between district and county local authorities
  • Youth sector strategic capacity analysis
  • Case studies and whole-population demand modelling for local authorities mandated domestic abuse needs assessments

Examples of work for charities include:

  • UK-wide financial analysis of the impact of Covid-19 on the Black-led women’s specialist ending violence against women and girls sector
  • Detailed financial case for specialist early intervention for women with No Recourse to Public Funds
  • Five-year-ahead UK-wide analysis of the strategic and operational environment for Black-led ending violence against women and girls campaigns and provision
  • Medium-term business plans and funding strategies for Black-led and refugee medium and small charities
  • Modelling the financial gains to the public purse by early specialist intervention for women with No Recourse to Public Fund
  • Successful contract and grant bids from Lottery and Heritage Lottery, local authorities, NHS, Rosa Fund, Henry Smith, Morrisons, London Community Funders, Smallwood, Trust for London and others

Examples of work for grant funders includes:

  • Theory of change and strategy development for a national funder
  • Evaluation of a social investment capacity building grant programme

Clients include: Asian Women’s Resource Centre, Bexley Council, Camden Council, Charlton Athletic Museum, Churchill Fellowship, Comic Relief, Different Spokes, Essex County Council, Greater London Authority (GLA) Hull Sisters, Imkaan, Kiawah Trust, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Centre,  North and West Northamptonshire County Councils, Public Sector Transformation Academy, Ripley Village Hall (Surrey), Sangini, Somerset Council CoLabs, Southall Black Sisters, Winner WISH (social investment) Fund.

Fiona is a member of Consultants for Good CIC, the UK network of specialist consultants;  an Associate of RedQuadrant; and undertakes project work for Campbell Tickell. She is a Certified Coach.

Please contact us to discuss your needs.