Interested in merger trends?

Read our Good Merger Index to get the latest data about charity merger trends, including our recently published report for 2018/19 sector trends.

EP Insights - Management Briefing for Social Sector Leaders

Want more tips, guidance and insights about how to innovate and transform your charity? Read our latest Management Briefing, EP Insights, currently exploring how to understand and provide practical advice on social investment in not-for-profit organisations.

Support for sport and leisure organisations

We work with a range organisations in the sport and leisure sector, helping them to address unique challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

Exploring enterprise?

The Enterprise Development Programme is supporting Homelessness and Youth organisations. Eastside Primetimers can provide commercial skills and resources to help you get the most out of your project.

Improve your impact through project evaluation

We support you to plan and evaluate performance, including Reaching Communities.

New social investment opportunity

Eastside Primetimers is available as an advisor on the Access Foundation’s new social investment scheme, the Reach Fund.

Transforming organisations. Transforming lives.

Eastside Primetimers develops pioneering charities and not-for-profit organisations by advising on strategy, mergers & partnerships, investment, enterprise, recruitment and good governance.

COVID-19: Business Continuity Support

We are working hard at Eastside Primetimers to look at ways to support the sector through this time of change.  Little can be said with certainty but there is likely to be immense pressure on charitable services and many organisations will suffer falls in funding and face business continuity concerns. EP have a quality assured network of over 120 experienced professionals who are remote-working, flexible, and cover each geographic region. Our business continuity services include:


  • Workforce reconfiguration
  • Financial modelling
  • Emergency fundraising
  • Recruitment and skill gap solutions
  • Strategic and contingency planning
  • Service and digital re-design, online delivery
  • IT, remote working and data protection


We are keen to support organisations with a mixture of pro-bono and paid consulting during this time of need for the not-for-profit sector. In order to understand your challenges and get the right specialists, we have created a short survey to understand the biggest threats and challenges to your organisation. To learn more about our business continuity service, please contact


Please answer our survey.

COVID-19: Resource Hub

EP also want to help the not-for-profit sector by sharing knowledge and directing organisations to the right networks of support available during this challenging time. In addition to our survey, we have produced a COVID-19 Resource Hub, detailing the most relevant resources for charities, from general, useful resource hubs, to specific emergency funding and finance opportunities, HR advice, webinars and much more. Due to the fast-moving situation we find ourselves in, this will be updated weekly. You can download our guide here.


Alternatively, to find out more about how we may be able to help to support your business continuity, please contact

Eastside Primetimers. Transforming organisations. Transforming lives.

Eastside Primetimers provides support to increase the sustainability and effectiveness of charities and social enterprises. Our aim is to be a critical friend and partner for those that work with people most in need. Contact us now to discuss support and guidance to help your organisation thrive

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What people say about us

Jobs In Mind “Eastside Primetimers consistently delivered. The consultants were knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would not hesitate to work with Eastside Primetimers again” Chris Thomas, Executive Director
Action for Kids “Eastside Primetimers supported us with new trustee integration and the facilitation they provided was a very good start to this important process for us. It enabled our board to have fully informed discussions and make better decisions on important organisational priorities we were considering at the time” Graham Duncan, Chief Executive
BCHA “We found Eastside Primetimers to be responsive and willing to listen to our requirements and expectations of the output from their work. We ended up with a very useful and thorough Business Plan that not only helped us gain interest from potential funders, but is also a document that we continue to use to implement the project” Martin Hancock, Chief Executive
Abbeycroft Leisure “The support secured through the Big Potential programme and provided by Eastside Primetimers has been invaluable. It has enabled Abbeycroft Leisure to respond quickly to opportunities by building a number of models that enable a better response to contracts. This has included financial modelling, contract documents, mobilisation and project management documents. Eastside Primetimers are also helping the Board and Senior Leadership Team with future options for growth and refining the approaches to this next stage of development” Warren Smyth, Chief Executive

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