Amanda Tincknell CBE and Les Hutchinson at the Masonic Charitable Foundation
Sixty small charities and other not-for-profit organisations from across England and Wales will be able to access essential training and expert help from the Cranfield Trust, thanks to a new partnership with the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) which is funding the £228,000 project.
The two-year partnership will support essential social welfare services to the people who need them at this most challenging time. Smaller charities who would not usually have the funds, will benefit from intensive consultancy or leadership development support in areas such as business planning, HR procedures, accountancy and other key requirements.
At least one charity or not-for-profit organisation nominated by every masonic Province across England and Wales will receive intensive support. The partnership will also include a programme of learning events and activities to thousands of other charities.
Drawing on Cranfield Trust’s model of skilled volunteering, charity leaders and managers will benefit from the support of highly skilled consultants and mentors. The partnership will also spearhead a major national study into the professional development and training needs of frontline charity managers, to build a management training programme for thousands more local charities in the future.