“Once again we really value the advice and help given to us by Gary Allen. As a result VANL are always our first point of call when we are looking for funding and will continue to be” – Kathryn Russell; Friends of Keadby and Althorpe Primary School


“I cannot over emphasise the value of the help and advice provided by VANL especially the assistance of Gary Allen for whom nothing was too much trouble. His commitment to helping us was key in the successful outcome of our appeal”Dorothy Fagge; Saxby All Saints PCC


“VANL and in particular Gary Allen have always been very helpful in helping and providing us with all the necessary information to obtain grants. Without their help we would have been struggling”Jeff Ash; West Butterwick Village Hall


“The Trustees have found the help and advice in securing funding has been exceptional. Help in filling in the many forms necessary for funding has been greatly appreciated”Edwin Bond; Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry


“Gary was extremely helpful in ensuring that our application for a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant was successful. I know I can turn to Gary for assistance” Tess Johnson; Owston Ferry Society


Gary was very approachable, responded promptly to queries and definitely made my role as fundraising coordinator easier” CarolMellers; Imperial Hall, Epworth


Mr Allen was able to provide pertinent information which helped OFPEPS in a number of ways. We were able to fully understand the processes involved in seeking funding and we were also able to use his expertise by getting him to review our progress. A thoroughly charming and competent gentleman” – David Harding Owston Ferry Pumping Engine Preservation Society


“I honestly know that I could not have tackled this project if I hadn’t had the help and support from Gary Allen, he was brilliant. Gary’s manner was very professional but he had so much knowledge regarding this sort of work which I did not have” Mary Radford; Appleby Frodingham Works Bowls Club


“I have met up, emailed and spoke to Gary Allen on the phone quite a few times in the last few years and he has always shown a good knowledge of funding and given good, sound advice”Debbie Clark; Cadney cum Howsham Village Hall


“Gary, I wanted to say thank you in person. We are delighted with the grant and I was so grateful for the help and guidance you gave me to complete the application”. Jean Spiteri; Scunthorpe Gateway


“Good friendly advice. Funding application sailed through” Gordon Bemrose; East Halton Village Hall