Emily McFadyen


  • Trusts & Foundations
  • Prospect Research

Emily writes truly compelling and powerful fundraising bids that evoke interest and inspire action.

If you are struggling to identify prospects, or you are trying to access funding from trusts, foundations and high donors, Emily can help. Emily’s research skills, and her ability to condense complex information into compelling and inspiring cases for support, are second to none.

Emily has over a decade of experience in the fundraising industry. She began her career in Business Intelligence. Through volunteering and a passion for the sector she was inspired to use her talents to help charitable organisations secure the funding they needed. Emily is a fluent Spanish speaker with a love of travel. Her experience crosses all sectors, but she has a particular interest in International development, refugees and asylum seekers. Those who’ve had the opportunity to work with Emily, say:

“She is intelligent, has great communication skills and consistently produces work of the highest quality.”

Emily’s first class research and proposal writing skills, have put her in high demand. Some of her key achievements include:

  • Securing the first successful grant applications for Save the Children to BBC Children in Need in over a decade.
  • Negotiating £1million in emergency grants after the Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone hit.
  • Securing a crucial grant of £250k for Save the Children’s UK programme, from the Big Lottery Fund’s highly competitive Young People’s Fund.

Emily can help you identify which prospects to target, and develop the compelling fundraising proposals needed to secure the funding your organisation requires.