Other Services


SFN's bespoke services provide individualised support for your school. While basic membership provides you with the tools and resource to do your own fundraising, our bespoke services involve us doing the work for you. While costs will be higher (particularly to begin with), your returns should also be considerably higher too.


Goal             Activity


Reviewing needs


An SFN will visit your school, review any current activity and determine your needs. We will be seeking projects for which grants and donations of £5,000 and beyond can be sought.

Proposal writing


The case for why someone should support your school will be made. We are adept at the arguments and presentation needed to win large sums.

Prospect identification


We will use our range of contacts, directories and specialist researchers to identify funders who have professed interest in your type of school and the projects which you are undertaking



Your dedicated fundraiser, backed by a central team, will write applications, meet funders face-to-face and, where appropriate, bring major donors to visit your school with a view to donating. All forms of fundraising are covered from Major Gifts through to Corporate Fundraising.

Self-funded development offices


By having SFN run your fundraising office, your overall income is likely to exceed smaller assignments. This is because relationships can be built up over time, which leads to larger donations. We will be seeking to maximise income at every opportunity, putting your needs to the large funders we regularly meet and constantly looking for major donors able to give significant sums.