Immediate advice for cost of living concerns
We have pulled together all of our essential resources and information on this page to help you during the cost of living crisis. You can find everything here that can provide immediate help and support - including how to access our on Call Service
We can also provide longer term help and support with our pro bono management consultancy. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.