Leonard Cheshire Disability fundraising consultancy

Leonard Cheshire Disability supports disabled people in the UK and in over 50 countries around the world. Our ultimate goal is a society in which every person is equally valued.

Disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose — with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society. 

Overseas Leonard Cheshire Disability works with independent, locally managed partners, many of whom share the Cheshire name and are a part of the Leonard Cheshire Global Alliance. 

Over the next 5 years, it is our ambition to increase our impact, enriching the lives and promoting independence for more than 100,000 disabled people across Africa and Asia.

We will do this through our inclusive development approaches that combine our expertise in programme delivery, policy and research. 

Our hope is to put disability at the heart of international development. Our aim is a world that is inclusive and equitable, which translates into no one being left behind in the development process, a world where disabled children and adults have the freedom and opportunity to access education, contribute economically, and to participate fully and equitably in society.

This includes taking into account the needs of the most marginalised along with those of others.

Purpose of the consultancy

We are looking for a consultant fundraiser with significant experience in working and fundraising with institutional donors, as well as building complex and comprehensive messages and proposals to help us develop large and complex concept notes and full proposals. 

Consultants who have secured large European Commission and DfiD grants in the past will bring a significant added value to the consultancy.


  • plan for preparation of concept note and full proposal
  • develop stakeholder consultation
  • final concept note, complete with Logframe/Theory of Change and budget


  • induction on Leonard Cheshire Disability programmatic models and track record — reading of Leonard Cheshire Disability materials and meeting with staff in London
  • proposal development meetings with regional office staff and implementing partner staff to design and discuss project (via Skype with possible travel to country)
  • desk research on local context — policy, social and economic reality

Consulting days

The consultancy will take place during the months of January to June 2017, with an expected duration of 17 days for concept note and 20 days for full proposal, if successful at concept stage.

  • preparation phase - induction: two days
  • concept note: 15 days
  • full proposal — if successful: 20 days
  • total days: 37

To apply please submit your CV, a list of fundraising experience and successes with institutional donors, as well as a financial proposal with daily rate, to Alessandra Furtado by 30 November 2016..