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Transforming charity workplaces one culture at a time –
because amazing missions deserve exceptional environments


Here at lift we specialise in revolutionising workplace cultures within the charitable sector.


With a deep-rooted commitment to enhancing team and organisational dynamics, we understand that the heart of every charity lies in its people and their collective passion.


We understand this more than most - we all have charity sector experience.


Our bespoke consultancy services are intentionally crafted to empower charities in fostering inclusive, resilient, and purpose-driven work environments.


Guided by a dedication to social impact, we partner closely with teams & organisations to cultivate cultures that not only attract top talent but also nurture collaboration, innovation, and sustainable growth.


Together, let's embark on a journey to elevate your charity's mission by cultivating a culture where everyone thrives.

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how do we work?

Our consultancy and project work is all about the detail

And we want to make sure that the detail we get isn't just from one source.

Initially we have a chat about how things are currently and what you want to achieve. If we do work together we will then speak to everyone involved to get a 360degree view of the situation.

Rarely do we simply just do the thing we're asked for. In most cases, the thing we're asked for isn't going to deliver the outcome you're looking for.

We like to start with outcomes and then work backwards.

So, if you'd like to have a chat about your team or organisation and either the wellbeing or culture challenges you face or the improvements you'd like to embed, we'd love to talk to find out more

example of our consultancy work

team wellbeing culture

the brief

"We LOVE wellbeing at <organisation name>!  But like most in the charity sector we are far better at looking after other people’s wellbeing than taking our own advice!!! 


The team are really, really tired.  One of them was saying to me that they’ve: “washed and rewashed my resilience superhero outfit so often that it’s getting threadbare”. 


And this is coming through with their ability to manage workload, early signs of increasing sick leave, the scenario where they go on annual leave and come back having spent the entire time asleep and still feel tired. 


And of course there is still so much to do and we can’t recruit quickly enough to get all the resource in we actually need – and in a small team of 15 they are reluctant to let anything go or pass it on to colleagues. 


All of this is I’m sure super familiar

We're looking for some external help to identify and tackle the things we haven't done.  

Is this something you might be interested in getting involved with?"

the work we did

We were delighted to be approached by this brilliant charity.  They already had many of the "usual" wellbeing elements covered - team tea breaks, daily check-ins, wellbeing days, lunchtime yoga, Employee Assist Programme etc - but what they hadn't covered was the mindset work behind this.  Staff were well aware these things were on offer but they weren't being used. And what's more, they didn't feel they should take them.  They were comparing their own wellbeing to the wellbeing of their beneficiaries, and dismissing it.  They could see how much pressure everyone was under and didn't want to add to it by admitting they were struggling and asking for change or help.

In response we created a project which included: sessions on the basics of wellbeing and self-care and their impact on your ability to perform at your best (in any areas of life), a wellbeing audit and survey and identified the main causes of challenge to wellbeing; one-to-one conversations with every team member to ensure all of the challenges had been heard and understood; team sessions to discuss how they would like to see things changed and improved; and created a wellbeing tool-kit to help identify, acknowledge and start to tackle some of the key challenges and stressors and delivered this as a physical book and in an in-person delivered session to explain how it was to be used.  We also created a separate resource for Managers, to help them to support their team members (and each other) in increasing their commitment to wellbeing and in using the tools provided.

the outcome

“Claire helped us appreciate that wellbeing and improved delivery are the same thing.  Investing and paying attention to staff wellbeing is not about the yoga and free fruit – she showed us how by investing time and focus in wellbeing we could create a higher performing team.  Through Claire’s insight and focus on wellbeing the team delivered a 95% growth on income in a particularly challenging and under-staffed year


Claire provides the perfect balance of sensitive challenge and support – at the end of the project every single team member reported improvement in their own wellbeing, and that the process had supported personal development.”


At Lift we’re committed to doing all things in an authentic, open and transparent way.  This applies as much to our pricing as it does to the way in which we will approach work and in how we deliver support, services and advice.


We know that the work we do is needed. We also know that the work we do delivers results way beyond the duration of our work together.  But we also know that much as the need is there, budgets and resources are tight.

We operate a transparent pricing model for all of our work, with tiered pricing depending on the income of your organisation. 

Consultancy & Projects

Usually we work on a project cost model for our consultancy and project work rather than day rate. Our consultancy and project work starts at £3,000. For longer or larger projects, we offer % discounts off these rates.

Interim / Day Work

£900 per day charities with annual income >£10m 

£800 per day charities with annual income between £3m - £10m

£700 per day charities with annual income <£3m

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