There are two clear options for working with me – and although I can help you make the decision which suits you best, ultimately, it is up to you. Use this information to help you make up your mind.

Option 1: Work with me on a 1 : 1 basis

I rarely take on more than three 1:1 clients at a time, which means I can really focus on your needs and give you great value for money. I work remotely, but strategically, in partnership with your staff team.

If you find yourself agreeing with the following statements, you will probably be suited to working with me on a 1:1 basis.

  • Yes
    I cannot justify a full-time employed role for a dedicated grant ‘expert’, but it has become too much for my existing staff and volunteers.
  • Yes
    I am juggling several income-generation strands, along with media and PR, Heads of Department, strategic partnerships and service delivery.
  • Yes
    I am well organised (even though it doesn’t always feel that way) – and I know there are things I can, and must delegate.
  • Yes
    I don’t have the luxury of spending hours trying to navigate a grant application form and gather the specific information required.
  • Yes
    I just want to get on with delivering the core services of my organisation!

Contact me here, so we can start the journey towards grant fund application success!

If you find yourself agreeing with the following statements, you will probably be suited to the membership programme

  • Yes
    I run a busy club, work in a school or deliver valuable services within the community. That’s the reason you do this, the thing that motivates you.
  • Yes
    There are always a million and one things to do, and although I would dearly love to get more funding, I’m a little bit unsure how to go about it. (Or you are totally out of your comfort zone, and application forms make you want to run for the hills!)
  • Yes
    I struggle to get to training courses, because of the cost and/or the location.
  • Yes
    We are a grass roots, volunteer led organisation and don’t have the funds to pay for 1:1 support.
  • Yes
    I could do with some support to become better organised, more strategic and more productive.

I would recommend this option for smaller, grass roots organisations, community groups, sports clubs and schools. This will help you build up the skills and strength within your own staff and volunteers, and support and develop your capacity and future sustainability.

Sometimes, a bit of accountability can work wonders, and this is a low cost but high impact option specifically designed with you in mind.

Membership Programme

Taking the stress out of grant funding

What's included in the membership

  • Core Skills Training
  • Access to private members only Facebook Group
  • Online Meeting Room
  • Monthly Workshops
  • Masterclasses
  • Templates & Resources
  • Tools for Long-Term Vision Development

To find out more about the programme, click here

Taking the stress out of grant funding so that you have more time to do what you do best

Find out more about the membership programme


What clients say?


"Lisa from Straight Forward Funding is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and approachable. She has an excellent understanding of funding opportunities, a very good success rate, and experience of working with and supporting a range of different types of organisations. She is particularly adept at finding funding opportunities which match requirements and supporting through the whole process if necessary."
Deighton Brackenhall Initiative
"We met Lisa through her work supporting the North Huddersfield Learning Community schools. We quickly realised she understood and shared our mission – to get children outdoors for learning and play. As a result we asked if she could help us structure a funding bid to help us subsidise a handful of schools to develop their outdoor learning and food growing curriculum. We can’t recommend Lisa’s support highly enough; she understood the brief, our aims and ambition, was able to cut through the waffle and bring the information together into a coherent and viable format that funders would understand. Furthermore she has helped us visualise a funding programme for Grow into the future."
Grow to School

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