Trusts and foundations: support to help you develop clear, compelling funding bids to grant-makers, helping you build lasting relationships with your donors and funding prospects. This can include bid reviews, funding research and performance analysis. Our support will not only help you maximise your chances of success, but will also embed skills and confidence into your fundraiser or trust fundraising team, helping your fundraisers to perform better and improving your bottom line in the longer-term.

The support is always tailored to your needs and context. This means that if you already have some inhouse trust fundraising capacity, you may simply need us to review funding bids and reports, or review your funding research or application pipeline. If you have limited or no inhouse capacity or experience, we can offer more intensive support. This could include writing funding applications from scratch for you, training a staff member or volunteer or doing a scoping piece to help you see who you might apply to, when and for which aspects of your work.

Our approach to trust fundaising is a strategic one. This means that we won’t simply ‘bang out’ lots of applications for you. For organisations new to grant fundraising for example, we will work with you to see that your organisation is ready to apply for grant funding. This may include helping you review your policies and procedures, looking at areas such as governance and partnership working and reviewing your volunteer programme.