At Cranfield Trust we are keen to support charities throughout the challenges presented by Covid-19 and beyond. One of the things we are working on is gathering information about the sector, how small charities are continuing to provide their services and how beneficiaries are being effected by the pandemic. Recently, Project Manager in the North West, Nick Stojic caught up with The Bond Board's Chief Officer Andrew Beeput to find out how this small charity has met the challenge of Covid-19.
Based in Rochdale, registered charity The Bond Board provides bond guarantees to private landlords to help homeless people secure tenancies – a place to live. They also offer floating support to homeless people, working to help vulnerable, homeless households to get housed, maintain their new homes, and maximise opportunities to achieve a brighter future. Their successful work includes the development of a social lettings agency which has won an award from Crisis, the national homelessness charity.
Recently a Cranfield Trust Volunteer Rick worked with Andrew and The Bond Board on a Business Planning project. During this time, the charity confirmed its strategy and developed a full business plan for the organisation. Following this project, Andrew requested mentoring from Cranfield Trust, to support him as he worked to implement the business plan. Rick agreed to continue the working relationship with Andrew, building on the work they had done together.
You can read the full outcome of the project and Andrew's mentoring in The Bond Board case study: