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.

Fundraising advice 

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.

Find our more about fundraising support

On Call

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.

Visit our On Call page

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.

Watch the webinar

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.

Watch the webinar

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.

Read the case study

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.

Discover our strategy and business planning resources


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.

Governance resources

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. 

Download our Guide


Take a look at our useful resources and tips for looking after yourself during challenging times.

Wellbeing resources

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. 

Watch the webinar

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.

Find out more about setting up a new charity or 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.

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