Heard specialises in research, strategy, and facilitation. Support is short or long term, and provides extra capacity and thinking to charities and local authorities,

Examples of work for local authorities includes:

  • 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
  • Participatory evaluation of a gender and racial justice grant programme
  • Member of a ‘grant reference group’ making investment decisions

Clients include:

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 and trained facilitator.

Please contact us to discuss your needs.