Funding Advisory Service

CIPFA’s Funding Advisory Service, delivered in partnership with Pixel Financial Management, supports finance professionals and senior officers in local authorities with critical, timely advice on the changing impact of grant funding and potential new grant streams and how they are likely to affect their authorities.

Your advisors, Dan Bates and Adrian Jenkins from Pixel Financial Management and David Ellis from CIPFA Networks, will provide you with timely and practical advice on all aspects of local government funding.

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Meet your advisors

Adrian Jenkins, Pixel Financial Management | LinkedIn Profile

Adrian Jenkins, Pixel Financial Management

Adrian has a background in local government and has considerable experience of financial planning, financial strategy and forecasting. He has been involved in grant settlements both as a practitioner within local authorities, and as an external advisor. He has also advised numerous representative groups (LGA, Sparse, Central London Boroughs, HEA SIG) and lobbying campaigns. Within Pixel, Adrian’s focus is to work with local authorities to help them forecast grant funding and to understand grant settlements. He understands the pressures local authorities are under in the run-up to budget setting, and the information and analysis they need.


David Ellis | LinkedIn Profile

David Ellis

David joined CIPFA in July 2012 as a FAN advisor, after a 30-year career in local government, spending several years as chief accountant with key responsibilities for the statement of accounts. E: david.ellis@cipfa.org, T: 01502 584395.

Network essentials

A comprehensive directory of Introduction to... workshops for local government practitioners, our essentials modules are offered through CIPFA's various advisory networks and are therefore available at many locations and dates throughout the year.

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Arrange your onsite visit

Annual subscribers to the CIPFA/Pixel FAS will receive an onsite visit as part of their support package.