The Funding Pulse

For Social Enterprises

List of services for Luna Leadership consultancy on mental health and well-being, grant & tender writing, monitoring & evaluation, data insights, report writing, strategic partnerships, workshops & training
If you're a CIC, charity or social enterprise, focused on mental health and wellbeing, keeping your finger on the pulse of available and aligned funding streams is paramount. We go beyond the pulse to cultivate big visionary plans for growth!

You don’t have to work yourself into a pretzel to get funding.

As funding becomes more competitive, and funders become more selective, your applications need to read as a sure-bet for funders.
As a result, you need to demonstrate some key milestones to be successful.
Due Diligence
  • We make sure you have the right structure to apply. 50% of grants fail to go through step 1 because they are not eligible.
Outreach
  • We survey your community’s needs, so you know what your community needs and why. Community outreach and independent surveying is key! Surveys we’ve contributed to have been used by Acorn Psychological Services and the American Psychiatric Association.
Investment Return
  • We help you to craft reports, so you can show a return on investment, particularly for grants >£30,000.

To serve our clients best, we take pride in:

    • getting to know your business operations,

    • understanding what you do best,

    • exploring how your organisation creates impact (with robust measurement),

We then scan for funding opportunities, support you to put together a grant-ready bid, audit your plans, write the funding applications, and help you to scale your vision with grant reports and monitoring and evaluation plans.

We are matchmakers for the changemakers and MORE!

We can help you to…
identify funding streams 
strategise on the most aligned ones
that allow you to maintain services
and propel you to scale.
We can write the funding applications
and create an evaluation strategy –
Focus groups, surveys, case studies.
We also provide workshops and training!

You need to think about the big picture, study the language funders use, understand how to “sell” your unique selling point, and write your story persuasively.

Our client logos - various charities, government, health and wellbeing organisations

Social enterprises spend £900M applying for grants (time, staff, etc); give us this task so you can spend time on providing services!

  • We have our fingers on the funding pulse to find funding sources you may not have considered.
  • Your projects and your mission are our passion; We get to know your work better than you do, so we can match the grants to you.
  • Once we get the go-ahead, we can write or edit the grant for you.
  • We consult with you on the best possible actions to take to ensure you have the best chance of success.
  • As an award winning social researcher, Luna can advise you on monitoring and evaluations: what feedback to ask for from your clients and which surveys have an evidence-base.
  • When you’re ready to scale, we can offer tendering help, too.
  • We specialise in wellbeing funding, broadly defined.
Save Time by Getting Tailored Lists

We search and scan directories, portals, websites and databases for opportunities tailored to your business needs and service areas.

Increase the Chances of Success with the Right Funders

We then appraise and qualify each opportunity, presenting a curated list for you to track, express an interest and apply.

Pass the First Post

Scoping the remit of the grant, so you’re not tying yourself in a pretzel to match their scope

Demonstrate Your Value

We research available services in your local area to give you a competitive edge.

Watch the Magic Happen

Planning and writing, ensuring each section shows your services as the assets they are – no underselling!

Show Your Impact

Theory of Change – we do the work to show the process (THE SO-WHAT) of what you do

Independent Monitoring of Your Impact

We help you to assess your clients’ journeys to build case studies, assessments, surveys and focus groups – funders love independently conducted evaluations.

Need Gorgeous Graphs?

Excellent proficiency in data analysis and data graphing: time-series charts, full-colour bar graphs, pie charts, and probability analyses.

Start Right to Go Far

We conduct a full project life cycle evaluation from concept to completion.

Production of an End-of-Project or Annual Impact Report for funders, including executive summaries, government reports, data sources and scientific citations.

I can also create and edit videos to share.

Play Video

Example Outcome Video — 5 minutes

About Luna

I work with a freelance team of experts in community interventions, research, and wellbeing. Read more about me below...

Experience

I have 20+ years of research and evaluation experience - working within government in education, police, departments of health, as well as in schools, prisons, career services, community interventions, and the NHS.

We are keen to support you in your journey!

Expert Strategist

Dr Luna is an award-winning researcher in psychology and mental health, having led the training of 100s of clinical psychology doctoral trainees in reputationally World-Leading Universities.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, recognising those who are having an impact in their communities.

Luna has led large-scale evaluations for multi-million £ investments in community-wide interventions, including Cradle to Career, Troubled Families, & Millennium Birth Cohort studies - the first was funded by the Steve Morgan Foundation.

She has experience and success of National Lottery funding, local council funding and various Trusts throughout the UK. She has supported CICs and charities such as Motherwell, Centre 63, Kasa, and Beautiful New Beginnings.

Funding Pulse

£ 99.00

Per Month
  • Curated and Tailored List of Grant Opportunities (save time & money – I have paid for access to hard-to-find adverts)
  • Monthly Drop-In Sessions (ask me anything about funding, monitoring & evaluation, etc)
  • Discounts on Evaluation and Report Services
Sign Up Now

PlusRecommended

£ 199.00

Per Month
  • Curated and Tailored List of Grant Opportunities (save time & money – I have paid for access to hard-to-find adverts)
  • Monthly Drop-In Sessions (ask me anything about funding, monitoring & evaluation, etc)
  • Review, Editing and Expert Suggestions for Your Grant Applications
  • Discounts on Evaluation and Report Services
Sign Up Now

PremiumDONE FOR YOU

£ 269.00

Per Month
  • Curated and Tailored List of Grant Opportunities (save time & money – I have paid for access to hard-to-find adverts)
  • Monthly Drop-In Sessions (ask me anything about funding, monitoring & evaluation, etc)
  • Review, Editing and Expert Suggestions for Your Grant Applications
  • Crafting, Writing and Editing of One Grant Application Per Month (approx 1000 words) – This is 5 hours of work valued at >£350
  • For Loyal Customers (>6 months), Write-Up of 1 Large Grant Application or Tender Per Year … Plus Complimentary Advice in Selecting Monitoring/Evaluation Surveys From An Award-Winning Expert
  • Special VIP fees on Full Evaluation and Report Writing Services
Sign Up Now