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Complete our survey to help shape future leadership training and development 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation, we're undertaking a study to explore management skills development needs and training provision for charity managers and leaders of small to medium size voluntary organisations. 

We’d really like to hear from charity managers and leaders to understand skills development needs and current training activities.  The findings will help to inform the development of management training specifically for voluntary sector managers, emerging leaders and leaders.

Complete the survey now and help shape future development opportunities

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Celebrating and supporting Small Charity Week 2023

We are delighted to be collaborating with NCVO for this year’s Small Charity Week to deliver much needed support to small social welfare charities across the UK.

During the week we are specifically running two Charity Contact Days, on 20 and 21 June.  Building on our successful ‘On Call’ service –that provides instant access pro bono specialist telephone advice to help charities troubleshoot and get answers to pressing management questions -  our Charity Contact Days offer free specialist advice for charities to access the specific support they need during a dedicated telephone appointment.

Find out more and book your FREE appointment

We know the issues facing small charities are broad and the support required is varied so we have pulled together all of our essential resources and information on one page to help you during these challenging times.

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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Celebrating our impact

We are pleased to publish our Impact Report for 2021-22, which presents the evaluation and success of our services, staff and volunteers across England, Scotland and Wales during the last year.
This has continued to be a challenging year for our charity clients and we are proud that we have continued to be there to support them through our range of services, tailored specifically to their needs.
A special thank you to all our volunteers, donors, funders, corporate partners and supporters for everything they do to help us to empower charities with the confidence and capabilities to thrive.

Find out more and read our Impact Report

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Case Study Spotlight: Tall Ships Youth Trust

Formed in 1956, Tall Ships Youth Trust (TSYT) is the UK’s oldest and largest youth development sail-training charity. With a particular focus on helping the most disadvantaged in our society, its mission is to enable young people, aged 12-25 years, to fulfil their life potential through experiences at sea and by breaking down the barriers they face in society.

In November 2021, the CEO of TSYT, Alastair Floyd, came to Cranfield Trust seeking support to help him and his board create a new Strategic Plan for the charity.  The previous five-year plan had been developed in 2018 and, with activities resuming post-Covid, plus a largely new team in place (Alastair had only just joined the charity, as had several new Trustees), it was the right time to take a fresh look at the organisation’s aims and opportunities. 

Read the full case study to find out how Cranfield Trust helped.

Registered Charity No: 800072 | Scottish Charity No: SCO40299 | Company No: 2290789 | Telephone No: 01794 830338
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