Volunteering can benefit volunteers as much as the people they support

10 February 2015

Guardian article, "How hobbies can help add value to your business".  The Cranfield Trust comments.

Amanda Tincknell, Chief Executive of The Cranfield Trust awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours

6 January 2015

“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!”

Amanda Tincknell, CBE

CRANFIELD TRUST HRNet wins prestigious HR Volunteering Award

9 December 2014

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.


11 November 2014

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.

Third Sector experts highlight dysfunctional chair/CEO relationships

9 October 2014

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.

Third Sector: How we got free advice from the private sector

2 September 2014

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.

Third Sector: There's more to the job than just a salary

2 September 2014

Cranfield Trust volunteer, Ian Morley, comments in Third Sector on rewards and benefits and how they contribute to career choices in the third sector.

The value of a critical friend: Response to Government Consultation

24 July 2014

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

Thanks for highlighting our 25th Year - Cranfield School of Management

1 July 2014

As our founding business school, The Cranfield Trust maintains close links with The Cranfield School of Management.


24 June 2014

“How are you going to stand out?” That’s the big challenge that marketing guru Professor Malcolm McDonald posed The Cranfield Trust Marketing Masterclass during his keynote speech.

And the winner is....Scottish Charity Awards 2014

12 June 2014

We are excited to announce that one of the four Cranfield Trust charities nominated in the Scottish Charity Awards 2014 has won!  

Thank you to all Cranfield Trust volunteers this Volunteers' Week, 1 - 7 June 2014

3 June 2014

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.

CRANFIELD TRUST HRNet Reaches 700 Members

3 June 2014

We are delighted to have added Shepherds Bush Families Project to our HRNet membership, making them our 700th current member.

25th Anniversary Event in Scotland: A great success!

15 May 2014

“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.

Four Cranfield Trust charities nominated in the Scottish Charity of the Year Awards!

1 May 2014

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.