Founder of impact! fundraising, Victoria Symes has over twelve years’ experience of working at a strategic level in the arts, heritage and charity sector to meet challenging seven figure capital and revenue income targets for the Science Museum London, British Film Institute, Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Liverpool.
Victoria’s key specialisms include the review and development of strategies for major gift fundraising and capital campaigns, working with and coaching boards, staff mentoring and the development of major funding bids. In the past year she has helped secure nearly £10 million to support clients of all sizes that include the Seashell Trust, the Petty Pool Trust, FACT Liverpool, Everyman & Playhouse Liverpool, Alder Hey and the University of Liverpool’s Children’s Medical Research Centre, and the Sheila Kay Fund.
Based in the North West, Victoria also works with clients in her other ‘home town’ of London and across the UK. Victoria is passionate about making a difference to society and in her spare time Chairs Action Transport Theatre, is an active board member for the St George’s Hall Charitable Trust, and helps organise events for the Institute of Fundraising North West.