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.
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We know the issues facing small charities are broad and the support required is varied. We have pulled together all of our essential resources and information on this page to help you during these challenging times. Below you will find immediate help and advice for a wide range of issues, including; charity business strategy and planning; mergers and collaboration; governance; sash flow forecasting, fundraising advice; setting up a new charity of CIC; wellbeing advice; and much more.
We can also help and support you with pro bono management consultancy in the longer term. Please get in touch to find out about the many other ways in which we can provide support or sign up to our alerts to be kept up to date on our latest free webinars and new resources.
Contact us now to book a call to support you with the immediate challenges you're facing. With our On Call service you can talk directly to someone in confidence to get help with your most pressing concerns. The specialist you are matched with will listen and really get to understand your situation, so together you can explore suitable solutions and gain the clarity and confidence you need to make the right decisions for your charity.
Every On Call question is different, so whether you want help with financial forecasting, cost-cutting, governance or simply a sounding board, Cranfield Trust are able to help any charity with the primary purpose of addressing human welfare issues.
Cash flow forecasting
In our webinar ‘Cash flow forecasting during a Cost of Living Crisis’ (delivered by Cranfield Trust for City Bridge Training) Regional Manager for the South West Marie Langan shares ideas and resources and explores practical suggestions for cash flow forecasting.
Our fundraising pages offer lots of useful advice and links to resources from helping you to write successful bids and build your charity’s ‘Investability’ to understanding regulations and finding funding and grant opportunities.
Charity business strategy and planning
Having a good charity business plan in place will not only help you to have a clear focus, it will position you to attract new funders, volunteers and supporters. Thinking about and aligning your charitable activities also gives you time to think about potential risks and opportunities. A well thought out business plan is vital part of building a robust and successful charity.
Mergers and collaboration
If you are thinking about collaborating with other charities, or want to know what the benefits are and how to make it work, our webinar ‘Collaboration: why it matters and how to do it’ provides useful advice and discussion.
Our volunteer experts have assisted charities through mergers which can often be tricky to navigate. To find out more about the process and support we can provide check out our case study.
This section has everything you’ll need to learn more and improve your charity’s governance, from a webinar, to governance resources, a free trustee training course and useful guides, sign-posting and tools.
Peer to Peer
Our Peer to Peer volunteer facilitators help to create a space for charity leaders to support each other, sharing challenges, discovering solutions, and enabling each other to move their organisations forwards.
Find out more about Peer to Peer support
Prepare, Act and Survive Guide
Practical advice on what actions you can take right now.
Take a look at our useful resources and tips for looking after yourself during challenging times.
Seven pillars of wellbeing
As you face these challenging times, your wellbeing and that of your team is essential. Watch our webinar with Chris O'Rourke who takes you through the seven pillars of wellbeing - social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical - to help you navigate this time of change.
Setting up a new charity or CIC
Read our information and guidance on where and how to get help if you are setting up a new charity of CIC.
This is just a snapshot of the help and support we may be able to offer your charity. Find out more about our pro bono support and free resources for charities.