jodie belyea

“The Women’s Spirit Project engaged Charlotte Francis to work with us in 2022 to develop our Grant /Fundraising Strategy, hone our key messages and support us with grant-seeking.

Charlotte’s whole-hearted commitment to working with us to write grants and secure funding was exceptional, she was proactive, personable and met grant deadlines. Going over and above to provide the support our team required to write grants and secure funding.”

Jodie Belyea, Managing Director, The Women’s Spirit Project


“Charlotte worked with us on a revised application to the RISE Fund. As well as writing, her support included a couple of coaching calls which helped us to understand and unpack what the fund was looking for, and what kind of data was needed, and how we should present it. She quickly diagnosed what needed amending and was able to jump in and craft a quality application that met the criteria and word counts. Thanks to her expert help and guidance, we were successful in being awarded funding from RISE which has greatly assisted us in our return to business after COVID-19’s effects on our industry. Great to work with, and I’d highly recommend Charlotte for your next grant.”

Zach Pavlou, Partner at Capital Collective


“I found Charlotte’s “How to apply for grants” webinar on point, insightful and most helpful, and was able to implement many of the learnings in my day-to-day role. Charlotte’s energy and wealth of knowledge brings a level of fun and engagement to the group. I would thoroughly recommend her grant-writing workshops to assist in demystifying grant-seeking.”

Annie Pfeiffer, Relationship Fundraising Specialist, Novita


“Charlotte is articulate, creative and rises to a challenge. As a motivated highly professional individual I would recommend Charlotte for her strong writing and creative approach. Charlotte enjoys variety and will take a ‘can do approach’ continually meeting deadlines. Her great sense of humour makes her a pleasure to work with!”

Jackie Marsterson, Career Coach


“Charlotte has researched and prepared major funding submissions on our behalf for a client. Not only was the submission successful but the quality of the submission provided the client with a template for further submissions. I recommend Charlotte for work requiring research and creative application of information.”

John Coxon, Non-profit professional


“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Charlotte at Assistance Dogs Australia and St Luke’s Care and found her rigorous approach to the grant application process as robust, thorough and efficient. Charlotte’s expertise ensured we had cut through using tailored information for each funder, basing our applications on impact delivery. Charlotte’s communication and working style made the process enjoyable and we saw, in the case of Assistance Dogs Australia, a one in three success rate for approved requests for funding!”

Kerin Welford, Bluestone Fundraising


“Charlotte is a true professional with the wisdom and experience of a subject matter expert when it comes to understanding and operating in the granting environment. She can be relied upon as a trusted advisor with deep and thorough knowledge of the granting landscape. Charlotte takes a detailed approach to the preparation of grant applications and writes with skill and accuracy. Apart from her professional skills, Charlotte is also a lovely human being, who is just a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Fiona Healey, NFP Founder and Fundraising Manager


“I always found Charlotte to be professional, reliable, and great fun to work with. She delivered what was asked of her on time and within budget and the quality of her work was excellent.”

Simon J Robinson, Director, Corporate Citizenship


“Charlotte is extremely articulate, friendly and always willing to take on a challenge. Highly recommended! “

Pamela Sutton-Legaud, Principal Consultant, AskRIGHT