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People Purpose Planning

People Purpose Planning aims to support arts, cultural and third sector organisations to achieve high performance by focusing on their people, their purpose and the effectiveness of their planning processes.


What’s the business model?
Where does the money come from?
Is the funding mix right for what you want to do?
Are you covering all your costs and building reserves for future uncertainty?
Do you have access to the information you need when you need it in order to make strategic financial planning decisions?
Are your funding risk management systems robust?

At the heart of any good organisation are robust financial planning systems – without them we are lost.

Clarity about the business model and how this empowers us to deliver the work is also key.

With over twenty years of experience of financial systems I can help with…

  • Setting up management accounts and cash flow analysis.
  • Setting up systems to manage funding risk including sensitivity analysis.
  • Exploring possible business models.
  • Implementing a Full Cost Recovery (FCR) costing profile.

I am also an experienced fundraiser - contributing to securing £2.75m of income at Helix Arts between 2001/02 and 2009/10 - and can help you develop a fundrasing strategy for your organisation and provide support for research and submission of strategic funding bids to a wide range of funders including public agencies and charitable trusts and foundations.