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Delivering essential support during Small Charity Week 2024

We are delighted to be supporting this year’s Small Charity Week (24 - 28 June) to deliver much needed support to small social welfare charities across the UK.

We know that some challenges need a direct conversation in order to find solutions so, following the success of the two Charity Contact Days we offered during last year’s Small Charity Week, we are pleased to be offering appointments throughout Small Charity Week 2024, and beyond, for registered charities and CICs to get FREE immediate access to our expert volunteers and Regional Managers for specialist and timely answers to pressing charity management questions.


The specialist you are matched with will have thought about your specific question in advance and really get to understand your situation, so together you can explore a suitable solution or explore your options with clarity and confidence.

Booking is quick and easy – simply complete our online form and we will do the rest!


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Resources, guides, and on-demand webinars

Throughout May, which was our first #CharityManagementMonth, we shared a range of resources, information and guidance to support to help build stronger, robust and resilient leaders and managers across the sector. 

The month itself may be over, but all the resources (plus more) remain available across our website for you to access at any time convenient to you.

We have also created a round up of the resources shared throughout the month on a single web page to serve as a one-stop-shop providing quick and easy access to key information.

We are also currently planning our next FREE charity webinar. Meanwhile, don't forget you can access all our past webinars whenever you wish to via our on-demand webinar library.


A record year of impact

We support social welfare charities through a range of pro bono services, tailored specifically to your needs. In our financial year 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023 we experienced a record year of delivering our services to the sector.

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We conservatively value our services to the third sector at £2,736,894

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We started 467 new mentoring assignments and consultancy projects in the year

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Across our services our volunteers gave 19,237 hours of management support to charities

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100% of consultancy and mentoring charity clients would recommend Cranfield Trust to others

Find out more about Our Impact or get support for your charity.


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Case study spotlight

Mentoring: Switchback

Switchback aims to give every male between the ages of 18-30 in London a chance to make real and lasting change in their life, following their release from prison so that they can live stable and rewarding lives. By combining a personalised, intensive mentoring relationship with a practical program, they can make employment a realistic prospect for this vulnerable group.

Switchback’s Delivery Manager Sarah Dedola requested some mentoring as part of a partnership programme between Cranfield Trust and funding partner Triangle Trust. Sarah was looking for mentoring to enable her to develop her managerial skills and deepen her knowledge of team leadership. She wanted to be a steady influence on her team and be able to support them to the best of her ability.

Find out more about how we helped and learn about our mentoring services.


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We are proud to publish our research report: 

Charity Management Matters

We set out to investigate the management training opportunities and training needs of leaders and managers of small- to medium-size charities. Our objective was to gather insights about training and development, with a view to increasing engagement with management development activities, and improving management skills and confidence.

The research was undertaken by independent social research consultant Matilda Gosling, and generously funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. We are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to the research.

Read the full report here


Do you need help with your charity's strategy, business plan, financial management, governance, or impact reporting?

Check if your charity is eligible for our free and pro bono management support and discover how we can help.

Call us on 01794 830338 or send us an email.


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