I have 18 years of experience in fundraising, and a track record of raising six figure gifts.

My specialism is fundraising for environmental charities, and I have broad experience that includes children, poverty and disability causes.

My experience is across all income streams, with particular strengths in Fundraising Strategy, Trusts and Foundations, Major Donors and Lottery fundraising.

I work as a freelance fundraiser. To request a full copy of my CV and to discuss your fundraising needs, please email:

Often a starting point can be a package of around 5-10 days that includes an assessment of the fundraising situation at your charity, followed by working with you to produce a fundraising strategy and work plan for the next 2-5 years.

A quote from one of my current clients is below. You can find out more about this excellent cause and donate at:

Atul has supported Help on Your Doorstep with our fundraising in two stints: as our first ever fundraiser in 2014-15, when he worked part-time to develop our fundraising strategy and to secure grants over £190,000. Atul then supported HOYD again as a freelancer, and in just one day a week on average in 2018-19 this has helped us to secure £482,731, including a multi-year Lottery grant and other, valuable core funding. His knowledge of Trusts, Foundations, Lottery and other funding sources makes working with him an effective and successful collaboration.”

Ken Kanu, Director, Help on Your Doorstep, March 2019

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Occasionally I also help charities via fundraising agencies, such as Fundraising Consultants Ltd. A quote from one of my recent clients is below:

“Fundraising Consultants helped us to reassess our fundraising activities and created a new fundraising strategy which is achievable and diversifies our income sources. They rewrote our Case for Support and helped us with a number of bids for grant funding. Within just a few months we were seeing the benefit, with new trusts and foundations supporting our work through unrestricted and project funding.”

Susan Mackirdy, Trust Director, Tyne Rivers Trust, November 2017

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