Amanda Tincknell CEO Cranfield Trust and Les Hutchinson CEO of Masonic Charitable Foundation

Charities across the country will gain crucial management support through new partnership between Freemasons’ charity and Cranfield Trust

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Masonic Charitable Foundation to provide 60 charities and other not-for-profit organisations access to our essential training and expert help over the next two years. 

MCF funding will help us support essential social welfare services to the people who need them at this most challenging time. Smaller charities who would not usually have the funds will benefit from intensive consultancy or leadership development support in areas such as business planning and strategy, governance, marketing or financial processes.   

At least one charity or not-for-profit organisation nominated by every Masonic Province across England and Wales will receive intensive support. The partnership will also include a programme of learning events and activities to thousands of other charities. 

Drawing on Cranfield Trust’s model of volunteering, charity leaders and managers will benefit from the support of highly skilled consultants and mentors. The partnership will also spearhead a major national study into the professional development and training needs of frontline charity managers, to build a management training programme for thousands of more local charities in the future.

Les Hutchinson, Chief Executive Officer Masonic Charitable Foundation said:

“This important partnership with the Cranfield Trust will help sixty charities across England and Wales to become more effective and efficient and improve the delivery of services to people in need. It’s another demonstration of charity being at the heart of Freemasonry.” 

Chief Executive of Cranfield Trust, Amanda Tincknell CBE, said:

“We’re delighted to be working with the Masonic Charitable Foundation to support vital, frontline charities across the country. This generous grant will enable the Cranfield Trust to link highly skilled volunteers with sixty frontline welfare charities and organisations to provide essential consultancy and mentoring services. The partnership will provide tailored professional support to meet the needs of smaller charities and as a result, local communities will benefit from even stronger charities.” 
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