We believe in building sustainable, high impact charities to create long term social change.

Message from our CEO

Adapting to change has been critical to charities over the last year. At Cranfield Trust, we have changed too, in order to provide the support that charities and leaders need in such challenging times. 

Since October 2020 we have responded by increasing our consultancy and mentoring support. We have also supported charities with new services which we developed during the early stages of the pandemic. 

We have provided peer to peer exchanges and telephone advice, both of which have been very well received by charity leaders. Our successful series of webinars have provided ideas, tools, and new approaches, backed up by our information resources. They have had a substantial reach, with both live sessions and recordings reaching hundreds of viewers. 

We are deeply grateful to all of our dedicated volunteers, who have continued to deliver all our services through a very difficult year. They are are the heart of Cranfield Trust. We also wish to extend our thanks to our donors, funders, colleagues and trustees who support our work and make it happen.

We’re proud to publish our impact report for 2020-21, and are excited to be continuing our work in 2022, extending and deepening our impact, doing more for the charities which support us all.

Amanda Tincknell CBE

Chief Executive

Impact Report October 2020 - September 2021
Our Year in Numbers 2020/21

What charities say

Through our work, we empower charity leaders to do more good and make the greatest difference possible to society and the millions of people who rely on charities every year.

Strategic Development for Health & Wellbeing Service

"We were able to benefit from the expertise and 'fresh eyes' of someone who was able not only to quickly understand the issue, but also to work with us effectively to find a solution in a very collaborative and supportive way - so we've not only got a good way forward in relation to the issue we wanted to tackle, but we've gained experience of dealing with (or avoiding!) other such issues in the future. This project will mean that we can function more effectively and continue to support many organisations in our area to attract funding and contracts, and deliver services to their beneficiaries."


Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, London

Organisation Structure Planning

"We are hugely grateful for support from Cranfield Trust who paired us with an experienced and knowledgeable volunteer consultant. The ability to bounce ideas with an impartial expert adviser really helped us to think outside the box and helped us to improve our strategic planning."

Valley Kids, Wales 

Governance Review

"I highly recommend Cranfield Trust, the process was simple and straightforward, they matched us up with an exceptional volunteer who was so committed and dedicated, and challenged us which resulted in a robust structure and action plan to improve our governance."

St Luke's Hospice Plymouth, South West

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