“The Trust's success is due to so many people who have made the Cranfield Trust and its services so valuable to so many charities. Thank you to our volunteers, partners and staff for making the Trust such an excellent, vital and respected service to the voluntary sector and for working so hard to make sure that every charity we work with gets the support and help it needs.
I'm absolutely thrilled by what the Trust has achieved in its 25th anniversary year, and am looking forward to 2015 - Happy New Year!”
We are pleased to announce that HRNet, our employment advice and information service, has been awarded a PACE (Purposeful, Agile, Collaborative and Expert) Award by the CIPD, the leading body for HR professionals.
Looking through a telescope we are immediately drawn to the brightest star in the sky. Of course we’ll pan across the heavens marvelling at other constellations but the brightest make us look longer and closer. The same goes for applications for funding, investment and loan finance.
The dysfunctional relationship between chairs and chief executives in many small and medium-sized charities is one of the main issues that could hold back charities’ effectiveness, according to a group of 70 top sector leaders debating the future of the Third Sector in London today.
Elizabeth Coe, CEO of National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC) and Paul Corcoran, Commercial Director for DeltaRail, spoke to Annette Rawstrone about their experience of working together with The Cranfield Trust.
The Office of Civil Society recently put out a call for views on its £40m Sustainability Fund, to be released in April 2015.
From our 25-year experience in helping charities become sustainable, we know that many voluntary organisations are struggling and that further funding will be welcome. But the Fund also aims to provide management support to funded charities, and we've contributed our views on how this could work effectively
To all our +700 volunteers, thank you. We really appreciate everything you do to make our services possible. The charities you work with could not access the skilled, high-quality support that you offer without your commitment to deliver pro bono assistance.
“Standing still is not an option.” Volunteer Ruth Walker advised St Mungo's Old Folks' Centre for Wellbeing on their business plan. Ruth and client Gerry Healy reported back on their work together as part of the Trust's 25th Anniversary Celebration in Scotland.
The Scottish Charity awards recognise the best, most innovative and effective organisations operating in Scotland’s third sector. The shortlist of 30 includes 4 charities that The Cranfield Trust has supported: Interest Link Borders, Tollcross YMCA, The Junction and Aberlour.