About Us

Heaward Solutions is an independent specialist community consultancy with significant fundraising expertise.

We believe in the power of communities and work to support and advise many large and small bodies within the sector. In many cases, our work focuses specifically on helping to secure funding and deliver projects. Our goal is to help each client reach their full potential and maximise their impact. As experienced consultants, we understand that meeting your goals is vital. We take pride in making sure we understand both what you are looking to do and the unique nature of your organisation.

We offer a wide range of help and support to assist you in reaching your goals. Our approach is built on lots of real experience securing funding and delivering projects across the public, private, education, charitable and community sectors. You can be sure that everyone working on your project will have experience of delivering similar projects.

Why work with us?

 

  • Great track record having secured funding for over £36.5m of projects.
  • Years of experience in community work.
  • The ability to offer the knowledge, capacity and skills you need at exactly the right time.
  • Responsiveness and the ability to help you move your project forward quickly.
  • Value for money.
  • Diverse skills, making sure we can offer a comprehensive service.
  • Our approach is always guided by what you want to do, not what others want you from you.
  • Expertise and ‘currency’ which ensures we stay well placed to offer the best advice possible.

 

We care about your happiness and will always go the extra mile to ensure that we deliver great results.

Want to find out more about us and who we work with?

We offer professional support to not for profit organisations of all sizes including:

 

  • Councils.
  • Charities.
  • Governing bodies of sport.
  • Social enterprises.
  • Sports and social clubs.
  • Voluntary youth clubs and youth projects.
  • Primary Care Trusts.
  • Trusts and Foundations.
  • Schools, colleges and universities.
  • Sports clubs, teams and leagues.
  • Children’s centres and children’s groups.
  • Commercial leisure operators and independent gyms.
  • Community centres, residents associations and other community groups.
  • Scouts, guides, and other uniform groups.
  • Emergency services.
  • Faith groups.
  • Businesses with a strong community focus.
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage organisations
  • Health, Wellbeing and Social Care providers
  • Environmental, Animal Welfare and Conservation bodies

 

Want to find out more about us? get in touch to arrange a free initial chat!

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Our Values

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What can you expect from us?

It's important when working with Not for Profits to have a clear framework of values to complement those of our clients and partners. Heaward Solutions business is built on the values explained below:

  1. Cost-effective - We understand that every penny counts when running a charity or other not for profit as the goal is to spend as much as possible on meeting the needs of your beneficiaries. That's why we will always seek to offer the most cost-effective service possible.

  2. Ethical - We are committed to the Fundraising Regulator and CIOF codes of conduct, everything we do is built on a firm ethical stance.

  3. Impactful - We make a difference by helping you do more, achieve your ambitions and thrive.

  4. Innovative - We 'think outside the box' and always seek to add value.

  5. Responsive - Your time is precious and meeting deadlines is vital. We won't leave you waiting to get a response.

  6. Trustworthy - We are honest and trustworthy, we understand and respect your confidentiality and GDPR.

  7. Transparent - We always make sure you fully understand what's involved and explain our fees before any work. We never work on an open-ended or contingent fee agreements.

Helping Organisations Make A Difference

At Heaward Solutions we work hard to operate and grow sustainably, this means we focus not only on profit but also our impact on people and the planet.

This ‘triple bottom line’ informs everything we do, including both the projects we take on and the benefit that our work brings for clients, the wider community and the environment.

As part of this commitment, we are proud to support the 2016 Global Conscious Business Declaration.

Our Team

Andrew Heaward

BA(Hons), MBA, FCMI CMgr, MCIMSPA, MCIOF
Owner and Managing Director

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Heaward Solutions can draw on many years funding, sports development and project management experience as well as a strong background in key allied areas. We have also assembled a team of experienced specialist partners whose support we can draw upon when needed to provide clients with a comprehensive service.

Leading our team, Andrew is a graduate of Bradford University having completed a BA (Hons) in Community Studies (Leisure & Recreation). In 2023 he also completed his MBA at Keele University.

Andrew’s career launched in 1994 working for Teignbridge District Council before moving for a more senior role to Devon County Council. Both posts focused on sport, leisure and youth work. At Devon County Council his role included developing an innovative outdoor pursuit’s based youth empowerment project. There he discovered his talent for fundraising and project-based work successfully securing his first major grant, £30,000 to fund one of the Royal Yachting Associations’ first mobile Topper dingy fleets.

Andrew is a Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and also a full member of both the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.

1997

Where it began

In 1997 Andrew moved to work a more senior role for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council where he spent several years in a leisure development function delivering a range of community sports development and facility development projects. This included developing the new £7.25m Pingles Leisure Centre where he played a key role in the successful Lottery bid preparation team.

2001

The Future is Stoke

2001 saw Andrew move to the first of a number of strategic management positions within Stoke-on-Trent City Council. He worked there for over 16 years in a range of roles, Starting off using his funding expertise as Funding Officer and progressing to Sports Development Manager through to five years spent as the General Manager for the Sport and Leisure Service with specific responsibility for policy and strategy, sports development and community sports facilities.

2007

Stoke StreetGames

Andrew’s work is heavily influenced by his passion for innovation and creating opportunities for people to take part in sport. Central to this was five years leading the unique Municipal Journal 2007 award-winning Closing the Gap Programme. This later led to his creating Stoke-on-Trent’s StreetGames programme, which soon became one of the UK's largest and most successful initiatives of its kind and resulted in his receipt of StreetGames prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Doorstep Sport award in 2016.

2016

Fundraising Future

A crucial aspect of Andrew’s work is his ability to synthesise complex concepts into coherent, engaging and persuasive text. This valuable skill has seen him lead the delivery of over £36.5m to support small community-based revenue projects and major multi-million-pound schemes. Andrew has also gained experience preparing successful bids to host prestigious events such as the UK Corporate Games and secure major awards such as Stoke-on-Trent’s designation as European City of Sport in 2016 and Milton Keynes designation for 2020.

1997

Where it began

In 1997 Andrew moved to work a more senior role for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council where he spent several years in a leisure development function delivering a range of community sports development and facility development projects. This included developing the new £7.25m Pingles Leisure Centre where he played a key role in the successful Lottery bid preparation team.

2001

The Future is Stoke

2001 saw Andrew move to the first of a number of strategic management positions within Stoke-on-Trent City Council. He worked there for over 16 years in a range of roles, Starting off using his funding expertise as Funding Officer and progressing to Sports Development Manager through to five years spent as the General Manager for the Sport and Leisure Service with specific responsibility for policy and strategy, sports development and community sports facilities.

2007

Stoke StreetGames

Andrew’s work is heavily influenced by his passion for innovation and creating opportunities for people to take part in sport. Central to this was five years leading the unique Municipal Journal 2007 award-winning Closing the Gap Programme. This later led to his creating Stoke-on-Trent’s StreetGames programme, which soon became one of the UK's largest and most successful initiatives of its kind and resulted in his receipt of StreetGames prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Doorstep Sport award in 2016.

2016

Fundraising Future

A crucial aspect of Andrew’s work is his ability to synthesise complex concepts into coherent, engaging and persuasive text. This valuable skill has seen him lead the delivery of over £36.5m to support small community-based revenue projects and major multi-million-pound schemes. Andrew has also gained experience preparing successful bids to host prestigious events such as the UK Corporate Games and secure major awards such as Stoke-on-Trent’s designation as European City of Sport in 2016 and Milton Keynes designation for 2020.

Angela Way

Director / Office Manager / PA

Angela Way Heaward Solutions Office Manager

Angela joined the company in 2020 and has fast become a key team member. A natural communicator with excellent skills in business administration, Angela ensures that our client's projects are delivered on time and everything runs smoothly. With a diverse employment history, Angela brings valuable expertise in the employability, education, training, advice and guidance, and therapeutic sectors.


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