About The Lifeboat Fund

The Communications and Public Service Lifeboat Fund (The Lifeboat Fund, for short) is commited to help save lives at sea. The Fund is a public service charity, and proud to be the longest-serving supporter and one of the biggest single contributors to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The Fund is registered with the official regulators as a charity which fundraises throughout the UK.
We are The Lifeboat Fund – we are a charity that exists for one purpose: to help the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) – the charity that saves lives at sea. Over many years we have done this by raising money to pay for new lifeboats, refurbishing lifeboat stations and boats, and buying crew kit, equipment & training for RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards.

What we did for them

IFC worked on a project to deliver a thorough strategic review of the work of the Lifeboat Fund. This strategy covered governance, structure fundraising and communications.
We carefully considered all the mechanisms by which the charity generated income, reviewing all fundraising records and material, as well as interviewing trustees and volunteers to determine attitudes, identify barriers to success, and suggest ways to overcome them.
Our report and recommendations were accepted in full, and the Fund has recently completed its most successful ever fundraising year.

“On behalf of the Trustees may I thank you for the delivery of a very helpful and thorough report of the charity’s strategic review. When the Trustees met in October, they expressed praise for James Finnie and Bill King for undertaking a difficult project while striving to please their client.

We appreciated the flexibility and diligence applied by James and Bill. The Trustees agreed in October on the next steps they would take to develop the charity and its operations as recommended in the report, and we look forward to seeing the growth we were seeking taking shape.”

Angela Saunders, Hon. Secretary