Vicky Williams Trustee, Challenge Wales

Because our fundraising experience is limited and we are a very small team we asked Richard Newton Consulting to help us. They understand our charity and funders and been able to secure funding for us where as we wouldn’t have been able to do that ourselves. Their service has been invaluable to us and we hope to continue our relationship moving forwards.

Stephen Jeffery CEO of London Learning Consortium



We like working with Richard and his team because they are knowledgeable, friendly and most importantly get the job done! We have found someone who gets what we do and what makes us unique as a Training Provider, but more importantly than that, is able to translate that to funders and win us funding – this is why we use RNC. Excellent service with the right approach to helping our organisation move ahead.


Polly Bamford Manager, Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival

“Richard Newton Consulting helped us immensely in raising funding for the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival 2016. Despite it being late in the day the team rallied around and sourced from some really useful pots. We simply don’t have the personnel to do the research of the funds available and their help in formulating strong submissions to the funding bodies proved invaluable. Amazing service and very reasonable pricing structure. We thoroughly recommend and look forward to working closely with RNC for 2017 and beyond.”

Carys Bowen Co-ordinator, Codi'r To

“Codi’r To has benefited so much from enlisting Richard’s expertise in fundraising. He has become a valuable member of our team, working with us to provide positive outcomes at a vital time for our organisation. His knowledge and understanding of fundraising for a small charity like ours is excellent. His team are always professional, accessible and supportive with work always delivered on time and always of the highest standard.”

Philip Harper Director, Cory Band

“Teaming up with Richard Newton was one of the best decisions our organisation has made. His knowledge and experience of arts funding has been invaluable to Cory Band, and his success rate with applications is truly impressive.”

Bridgett Gill General Manager, Swansea City Opera

Richard Newton Consulting has provided Swansea City Opera with fundraising and marketing support over the last 5 years. It is hard to put in words how valuable their work has been for the company. Not only have we had a staggering success rate with our funding applications which has allowed the company to develop its outreach work and expand its repertoire into lesser performed operas, but also with their help and advice, the company profile has lifted and is now one of the most respected and popular mid scale touring opera companies in the UK.

Adele Gilmour CEO, Touch Trust

“Touch Trust have worked with Richard Newton Consulting over the last 6 months and during a time of transition for the organisation. Richard worked with us to develop a clear outcomes framework for our organisation and supported us to develop a range of funding applications to enable us to carry out our vital work across Wales.”

Kevin Jakeway Project Co-ordinator, Inside-Out Cymru

“Before we started working with Richard Newton Consulting, we were very reliant on a single source of funding. This meant that we were always susceptible to the constant threat of public sector cuts and funding changes. In the last 9 months they have set the foundations for a much broader financial base and enabled us to plan for future development of our organisation. We now have funding from a number of different sources including the Lottery, the Arts Council of Wales and the Co-op and we are looking forward to the time when we have an even wider funding foundation and a cohesive strategy for our future sustainability.”

Linda James MBE CEO, BulliesOut

“Applying for funding in this tough, economic climate is a huge challenge for a small charity like BulliesOut. With limited skills and resources in this area, we engaged Richard’s services to help and guide us. Richard’s expertise has been valuable and has succeeded in some successful funding applications for BulliesOut. Richard and his team take the time to understand their clients ensuring a successful outcome.”

Ann Jones Manager, Gwasanaeth Ysgolion William Mathias

“Richard Newton was highly recommended to us by another one of his clients. We have gained a very close relationship with Richard and his fantastic talented team within a short period of time. Richard is very approachable and full of ideas and enthusiasm.  We were facing financial challenges and Richard has allowed our organisation to grow so that we can offer new opportunities to our pupils.”

Jackie Murphy CEO, Tros Gynnal Plant

“We have been working with Richard for 4 years and he has helped us secure over £2,000,000 in funding from charitable trusts and competitive tendering.

In addition Richard has always been on hand for ad hoc advice and his knowledge on the management of third sector and statutory organisations has proved invaluable to us as a charity.”

Ian Ross Director, Whitehead-Ross Education and Consulting (WREC)

“Richard Newton Consulting has been instrumental in adding capacity to our business development function in bidding for DWP, local authority and Welsh Government tenders. As a SME it is often a challenge when four or five tenders are out at the same time. The internal expertise at Richard Newton Consulting allows us to respond to all opportunities, whereby supporting our ongoing sustainability and expansion as a business.”

Geinor Styles Artistic Director, Theatr na nÓg

“Working with Richard and Sarah was an absolute godsend.

For a small organisation to manage recruitment at a very busy time would have been difficult, and it was vital for us to attract the best candidates possible. The team at RNConsultancy did this with ease, humour and complete professionalism. An absolute joy! Wish I could recruit more people just to work with them!”