Funding support for the third sector


Funding Consultancy

Funding consultantBased in Powys, mid Wales, Funding Eye provides a range of funding services.

Funding advice

We offer a comprehensive funding service this ranges from writing funding strategies through to completing funding applications.  We also provide a mentoring service for those new to funding or who want to build their skills and confidence. We also undertake evaluations of projects large and small.

Planning – Planning is crucial to successful bids; Funding Eye can help you gather and prepare the information you need to support your projects. This includes research to evidence need, undertaking feasibility studies and conducting community needs assessments.

Training – Funding Eye runs a range of training courses that can help beginners and those with more experience. Courses include Better Bids, Social media as a fundraising tool and a fundraising tool kit.  A new course for 2016 is the Psychology of giving and persuasive writing techniques.

You can also out source all your fundraising to Funding Eye, giving you the time to run your organisation. Please get in touch with us today to see how we can help you. Alternatively take a look at our free resources for helpful tips to get you started.

Funding Eye support is tailor-made to suit your organisations needs. This could include anything from developing your next funding plan, advising on your longer term strategy, or completing a grant application.


Jon Matthews, Director

After graduating from Aberystwyth University Jon worked as a Research Associate for both Cardiff Business School and Aberystwyth University.  Jon entered the voluntary sector in 1996 when he became a Development Worker for a mid Wales market town. He went on to join Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations as Funding Officer, working with groups of all different types and sizes to support funding and project work.

Jon brings a wealth of professional and personal experience in charity development, research and community improvement, particularly in Wales. He has a track record of successfully developing funding streams and writing grant applications for a range of clients from local to national charities; Disability Powys, The Safe Foundation, the Bracken Trust and Annorexia & Bulimia Care. Jon is also an approved consultant for Lloyds Foundation and the Plunkett Foundation.

His experience of undertaking feasibility studies and development planning, coupled with his practical experience of running social enterprises and community organisations, has also led Jon to deliver a range of research projects for larger clients such as the Welsh Assembly Government, Welsh Water and the Ramblers Association.

Jon Matthews is a full member of the Institute of Fundraising and has over 15 years experience in fundraising.

Jon is the Chairman of Rhayader and District Community Support, a valuable organisation that provides community transport, volunteer bureau and local health initiatives in the heart of rural mid Wales.



  1. 10th May 2019    

    Looking for assistance with fund raising. Please call on the number to discuss opportunities.

    • 10th May 2019    

      Good to talk earlier, i hope we can work together on your applications

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