Minerva has a successful track record of helloing a variety of clients to achieve their fundraising aims. View our Client List below, with case studies of some recent campaigns:

st barnabas church wellingborough

St Barnabas Church Wellingborough


“… you have done a tremendous amount of work for us over the last few months

… thank you hugely for everything you have done … it is all looking very promising.”

Paul Skinner, Churchwarden

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Letton Hall Trust


Letton Hall Trust is a Christian charity located in Sir John Soane’s first commission, Letton Hall in the Norfolk countryside.

The Trust provides a range of mental, spiritual and physical activities, both residential and on a day visit basis, for Christian and secular groups of all ages.

The Trust retained Minerva on a 2 year contract from 2017 until 2019 to raise funds for disability improvements, Library refurbishment and heritage conservation.

All the disability work and a significant proportion of the heritage project were funded by the end of the contract, with more grants expected in the months following.

fundraising for fellowship afloat charitable trust

Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust (FACT)


…..thank you for all you have done over the last year to support our fundraising for Trinity3.

I have appreciated your good communications, open direct approach, your advice and experience.

I am sure I will be in touch again at some point.

Andrew Eastham, Chief Executive

fundraising service for skinners almhouses charity

Skinners’ Almshouse Charity


You took us on a journey for which……..we had no experience. We owe you a great debt of thanks for your professionalism, skill, patience and, as the results to date show, for your success on behalf of the campaign

John Emms, Chairman

funding bid for white mills marina

White Mills Marina


We asked Minerva Fundraising to undertake a complex funding bid to the Rural Payments Agency for a major capital grant from the EAFRD. This involved Minerva not only leading the funding bid, but also working with other agencies we’d involved in the project.

Jimmy brought all the parties involved together and produced the submission, with the result that the funding bid was totally successful. Our capital project has now been completed and provided important new facilities for White Mills Marina.

We’d certainly recommend Minerva to any organisation needing to raise major sums.

Debbie Skinner, Director

Northampton Door-to-Door Service


Northampton Door-to-Door Service provides a range of vital services for the elderly and disabled people living in the Borough of Northampton.

The loss of statutory funding meant that they faced a £22,000 shortfall which they needed to raise by the end of 2015.

Minerva was retained initially to undertake an intensive trust funding campaign in July-August, with a follow-up in September-November.

The £22,000 target was achieved by mid-December, and further grants in the first quarter of 2016 raised this sum to almost £50,000.

Geddington Sports Pavilion


You have done an excellent job and we are very optimistic for the future. Thank you very much for what you have achieved… we could not have managed without you.

Jim Harker OBE, Chairman

TRACKS autism - Stevenage

TARGET – Achieved

We have always been grateful that we chose Jimmy James as our Fundraiser, his firm but encouraging handling of our Trustees combined with his thorough knowledge of relevant grant making trusts has served us well…in fact he has now been engaged by us again to carry out a Capital Appeal to enable us to own our own centre for autistic children.

Mervyn Terrett, Chairman

Client portfolio


Big Brum Theatre in Education Company
Epic Arts
Northampton Festival Opera
Tibet Foundation

Churches and cathedrals

All Hallows Church Wellingborough
All Saints Church Wellingborough
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Gibraltar
Chelmsford Cathedral
Gleneagles Anglican Church Wellingborough
Hope Methodist Church Rushden
St Barnabas Church Wellingborough
St Boniface Church Antwerp
St Silas with All Saints Church Pentonville
The Westgate Church Peterborough


Colchester Royal Grammar School
Community of the Holy Fire
Coopers’ Company and Coborn School
Faraday Institute for Science and Religion Cambridge University
King Edward VI Grammar School Chelmsford
Oxford Brookes University
Political Studies Association
Royal Institute of Philosophy
Southend High School for Boys

Elderly and disability

Alton Valley Community Project
Autism Concern
Avon Riding Centre for the Disabled
Bedfordshire Opportunities for Learning Disabilities (BOLD)
Oundle Volunteer Action
Vine Community Trust


Elton Hall Clevedon
Finchingfield Guildhall Trust
Medbourne Village Hall
Museum of Leathercraft

Social and welfare

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
Centre 33
CVS Warwick District
Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Favell House
East Northamptonshire Community Services
The Larches Trust
Licensed Trade Charity
Nene Valley Care Trust
Northampton Door to Door Service
Northampton Hope Centre
St Francis’ Children’s Society
Skinners’ Company Almshouses Charity
Star Bereavement Support Service
True Volunteer Foundation

Sport and recreation

Barton Scout and Guide Group
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust (FACT)
Geddington Village Hall
Kent Downs Trust
Letton Hall Trust
White Mills Marina
Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation