It is estimated that £6.5 billion is donated through grants and foundations in the UK every year, representing 16% of all private giving. Trust fundraising can be one of the most cost effective ways of raising money, with a good ratio of return within a relatively short space of time.
However, most trusts are heavily oversubscribed and developing a case for support and writing applications can be both time consuming and daunting. Often charities do not have the resources to employ an in-house fundraiser and therefore the work is left to managers or CEOs. Many do not have the time or the experience to research potential funders and prepare applications which stand out from the rest.
Bid writing is our main area of expertise. We have years of experience and have raised millions through successful applications.
We can offer the following support:
Charitable trust audit: Review your current funders and prospects, assess how your existing programme can be strengthened and your communications improved.
Trust research: Conduct in-depth research using a variety of databases, publications and our own extensive knowledge, to create tailored listings of the most appropriate and relevant funders.
Case for support development: Work with you to build a strong and emotive case for support. Assist you to gather relevant evidence, statistics and user evaluations to strengthen impact and demonstrate need.
Write applications: Craft compelling and persuasive applications for both project and core activities.
Trust reports: Support you to report back to funders ensuring all relevant information is detailed.