castle abc

Running a boxing club is basically a full-time job and it takes a lot of time and dedication from volunteers to continue to offer this service to people in Carrickfergus.
S3 Solutions have played an integral part in transforming our boxing club. Without their support, guidance and assistance with funding opportunities we simply would not be able to open our doors.


& derg valley care

The quality of the evaluation has been first class and has certainly provided us with impact information that will help for future funding applications.

ballynahinch rfc

We have enjoyed a very good working relationship with S3 Solutions over the past 2/3 years. Our current Client Advisor Ciaran Collins is most proactive, professional and very committed in helping us not only in sourcing grant funding but in the writing and submission of grant applications.
S3 have a proven track record and we have been successful in sourcing grants and for two capital projects, one to replace flood lighting and the other for pitch drainage and improvements. In addition we have been successful in being awarded a number of revenue grants.

space & place ni

S3 Solutions have added additional space for developing reflective and informative capacity building evaluation and monitoring tools that bring added value to the programme and leave a legacy within communities

north west football centre

Over the 4 years we have engaged S3 we have secured more than £50,000 as a direct result of work completed by S3. This has helped us buy equipment, train coaches and provide employment opportunities for local people through coaching and sports development. More importantly, this has allowed us to focus on growing participation base and making an impact on the lives of young people we work with. S3 has been an invaluable resource and knowing you are at the other end of the phone gives us comfort and confidence.

st columbs cathedral

To date S3S has delivered all our needs and has been very accessible when required. The recent placement of a local office in Derry has contributed to improving the service. S3S has been very successful in delivering a product for St Columb's Cathedral, which has been a vital lifeline in the production of well crafted grant applications to meet many aspects of our needs for funding. We are very happy with the service and will continue to have S3S as a retained service.

oak healthy living

S3 Solutions was tendered to Deliver a 5 Year Evaluation on community Falls prevention service commissioned through the PHA. They provided an excellent report and service, and were more than willing and available after the evaluation to support with project launches through presentation and meetings of their findings. Eamonn and team are excellent to work with and on a number of occasions placed the same value and effort on our project succeeding that we ourselves had. 

mountjoy united fc

Mountjoy United Football Club have developed a strong and friendly working relationship with S3 solutions over the past year. S3 have helped the club access grants and tap into resources that we previously found very difficult due to a lack of time and personal expertise. In this time the club have been successful in achieving grants for a carpark upgrade through the Community Halls fund, a children’s play area via Awards for All along with other small education and equipment based grants to help our club and individuals function. As well as this, S3 have been a great help in our overall Capital Project advances and we foresee a working partnership well beyond now.


to grow

We worked with the team at S3 Solutions for several years. At the outset this involved assisting us to develop a long term plan for our organisation. S3 Solutions then supported us to prepare and submit funding applications and also prepared business plans and other documents to support our applications. This enabled us to secure investment to completely redevelop our site, creating a practical skills classroom, a horticultural & mindfulness therapy garden and most recently, a social economy water bottling plant.

lurgan town fc

We at Lurgan Town Football Club continue to benefit from the expertise & professionalism of S3S in seeking funding. S3S have played a major part in helping our club improve the facilities for our increasing membership. The club were successful in receiving over half a million pounds capital funding to put in place a new clubhouse, youth 3G synthetic pitch and upgrading the carpark.

resurgam trust

“The Resurgam Community Development Trust have been supported by S3 Solutions and the team since its formation in 2011.  During this period S3 Solutions team members have assisted us with development of our Strategic Plan, evaluations and effective marketing materials.  The most beneficial support has been the development and winning of bids for investment which has taken a sound knowledge of our organisation and a reflection of work on the ground which S3 Solutions has been able to carryout with great success, enabling Resurgam to receive over £1m investment over the duration of our working partnership”
Denis Paisley - Resurgam Trust

first steps playground

Support from Section 3 Solutions has helped us to secure funding, which has enabled our group to continue to employ local people to deliver services in the community, expand on the activities and equipment to meet varying ages and stages of developmental need within our organisation. They listen, are focused and responsive and have recently helped secure grants from Awards for All for equipment, various community grants for developing the outdoor environment and refurbish internally the children’s toileting area.


Disability Action outsourced its business development function to Sector 3 solutions in April 2014 and has derived significant added value from this outsourcing partnership.This added value has come from such areas as:
  • The successful tendering for new services
  • The successful retention through tendering processes of existing services
  • Capital Fundraising initiatives
  • Implementation of the Strategic Planning process
This has resulted in more than £9,000,000 of investment secured across a range of sources. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Sector 3 Solution as a strategic business development partner - Dermot McCluskey (Deputy Chief Executive, Disability Action)

Place of Victory Homeless Drop In

This past 6 months has been very successful, and we are very grateful to Ciaran for all his hard work, determination and dedication. We have received nearly £10.000 in Funds which has provided security for our Homeless Drop In and enabled us to continue working and helping our Service Users. This Fund will help Service Users receive additional support and skill up our Volunteers to enable them to work with Service Users who have many Complex Needs. We appreciate all the effort that has gone into securing the Funding and look forward to continuing working with Ciaran at S3 Solutions.

Ulster rugby

S3 Solutions have been contracted by Ulster Rugby to support a number of initiatives over the past 2 years.
This has included supporting the consultation, programme design and the development of an outcomes framework for the Peace IV Sport Uniting Communities Programme with the Irish FA and Ulster GAA: consultation and bid writing support for Heritage based project as well as action planning with clubs and volunteers as part of the Women’s Rugby World Cup legacy programme.
We have found S3 Solutions very accommodating, innovative, honest and engaging  to work with and this support has helped contribute to securing new funds for projects -  David Johnston (Funding Manager, Ulster Rugby)

Helping Hands

S3 Solutions have been extremely reliable and cater for smaller groups as well as larger groups.  Their back up service is useful and they treat each organisation on its own merits, and make useful instructions and ideas of how to build capacity in your organisation.


S3 Solutions have helped RRCANI to become more focused strategically, they have introduced systems and procedures in terms of best practice financial management and helped us to secure  substantial core and project funding, we would recommend S3 Solutions to any community organisation as they understand the sector and the challenges we face.
Positive impact which has resulted in our company embracing a new approach towards the planning and delivery of our projects - Myles Sweeney (Coordinator, Donegal Sports Partnership)


"Portadown RFC have worked with S3 for a few years and their advice and expert service has helped the club develop its facility.
They have been a great source of help in gaining funding to develop our Panther and women’s section.
In busy times for amateur club administrators it is good to know that S3 Solutions have ready made help in what ever the future needs of the club are."