Wendy Smithers
Fundraising Consultant

Wendy has 25 years fundraising experience and specialist knowledge of bid writing, amassed through a career spanning Classic FM, The Barbican, the::hub and through working with a range of clients including 14-18 NOW, Nonclassical, The Community Brain, The Horniman Museum, British Council, London Mela, Voluntary Arts, Nutkhut and the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames, as well as individual artists.

Fundraising and sponsorship experience has been at all levels, working with and for heritage and arts companies of all sizes, delivering financial results and positively influencing their growth and development. She feels passionately about everyone having access to arts and heritage experiences and this influences the types of projects she works on. She also works as a trainer and mentor in all types of fundraising. She was a Founding Trustee of the Ministry of Stories, a writing and mentoring space for young people in London, is currently a Trustee of the R C Sherriff Charitable Trust and is a Founding Director of It's Not Your Birthday But..., a not-for-profit that champions the power of handwritten letters to connect people and give them a voice.