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We know it’s tough out there – don’t suffer in silence.

The Locality Lifeboat service can help you if you need financial advice – from a quick question to a full financial strategy.

For completely confidential support, contact us at

locality lifeboat service

What is the Locality Lifeboat service?

Our Lifeboat service offers expert and confidential financial advice and support to any full/provisional Locality member who has been with us longer than a year. If you don’t meet the criteria, please get in touch as there may be other ways we can help you.

If you’re worried about your organisation’s financial situation, or you need advice on tax or VAT, or you’d just like to discuss a financial issue, Locality’s Lifeboat service, led by highly experienced accountant Neal Trup, can help you.

Read our Lifeboat report Waving not drowning looking at the lessons learned from our Lifeboat service.

How can we help?

Locality’s Lifeboat service helps dozens of members every year.

  • We can give you expert advice
  • We can propose a strategy to help turn your situation around
  • We can answer financial questions over the phone, by email or visit you in person.

Early Warning Guide

You can give your organisation a financial health-check with our Early Warning Guide.

If the guide reveals some warning signs, you may want to get in touch with the Lifeboat service. It’s better to ask for help while you’re waving, not drowning!

Waving not drowning: lessons from the Locality Lifeboat Service

Read our report on the work of Locality’s Lifeboat Service during 2014-2015.