Oaks Consultancy partners with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation to change lives through sport

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Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, the official charity and community arm of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, have chosen Oaks Consultancy to deliver an ambitious income generation plan to support their 2021-2024 strategy.

Oaks Consultancy, based in the Jewellery Quarter, has been commissioned by Yorkshire Cricket Foundation to deliver a four-season income generation plan, covering 2021-2024, which will feed into the organisation’s ambitious plans to increase its impact and outreach.

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, a registered charity, delivers community projects across the county. Using the power of cricket, they aim to make a lasting, positive impact on communities living in Yorkshire. The Foundation has tasked Oaks Consultancy to help develop a new fundraising strategy, with supporting annual fundraising action plans.

Since 2008, Oaks Consultancy has been working with organisations of all shapes and sizes across the sport, education, public and third sectors. They support these socially-minded organisations to explore their income generation potential, identify fundraising opportunities, put the structures in place to capitalise on these opportunities and ultimate bring in new and diverse funding. Oaks Consultancy and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation’s partnership will support the charity’s vision to create a community without boundaries by securing funding for their core project themes: Health and Wellbeing, Education, Heritage and Participation.

With bold ambitions for using the power of cricket to change the lives of Yorkshire’s communities, the Foundation recognises this will require substantial investment from a diverse range of sources. They remain determined to develop attractive impactful community projects to generate new income.

Luke Southall, Managing Director at Oaks commented:

“Yorkshire Cricket Foundation have long been at the forefront of cricket-for-development and have changed the lives of thousands of people across Yorkshire. This is, in part, a consequence of their commitment to continually innovate, improve and deliver more for their communities. That’s what this project is all about and I’m delighted that Oaks will be working with Will and the team to make it happen”.

Will Saville at Yorkshire Cricket Foundation added:

“We went through a very thorough tender process and we were hugely impressed with Oaks’ bid alongside their extensive skills and experience in this sector. Since appointing Oaks to carry out this piece of work, they have been fantastic, and we are excited to see the final fundraising strategy that will support the Foundation to sustainably grow and deliver more work in our communities”.

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