Think Funding is delighted to announce that it has been re-engaged by Leicester based charity, Bangladesh Youth and Cultural Shomiti (BYCS). Think Funding has worked extensively with BYCS in the past, building our knowledge of the Bangladeshi community in Leicester and elsewhere, and helping the high quality learning provider to raise in excess of £1m. Think Funding will be assisting BYCS to draft a community impact report highlighting its impact and outcomes locally, covering the past 25 years. We will also be helping the organisation acquire its own premises and to raise capital funds for refurbishment and equipment purchase.
Think Funding is delighted to report that it has been recruited by Birmingham YMCA to assist with fundraising planning and support. Chris Shaw from Think Funding says: ” We are delighted to have been recruited by this first rate housing and young people’s support provider in Birmingham. Initially, we will be assisting the development of a response to Birmingham City Council’s recent call for housing and wellbeing services in support of vulnerable adults.”
Think Funding is delighted to have been recruited by Emmaus Leicestershire & Rutland to assist with business development and fundraising. We will be working with this high quality homeless provider to help it develop a Theory of Change and to help draft a range of finding applications.
Leicester based music projects HQ Familia and Echo Factory have recruited Think Funding to provide bid writing support to assist the development of their growing partnership. Chris Shaw from Think Funding said:We are delighted to be able to support these two exemplar music projects as they look to develop their offer of music training, recording and music business development.”
Think Funding has achieved immediate impact for Highfields based, Wesley Hall Community Centre with successful applications to BBC Children in need, Awards for All and the Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner. Chris Shaw of Think Funding said: “Wesley Hall Community Centre approached us for help when their local authority funding was cut. We were able to respond quickly and helped secure more than £100k towards the organisations bottom line.”
Leicestershire based family support charity, HomeStart Horizons pulled off a funding coup recently when they secured in excess of £350,000 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme thanks to the help of Think Funding. Following a highly successful programme evaluation conducted by Think Funding, we were able to undertake further consultations and drafting work on behalf of HomeStart Horizons and help them secure a four year grant. Chris Shaw from Think Funding said: “HomeStart Horizons supports vulnerable and disadvantaged families so we were particularly pleased when our support led to a positive outcome as we know the benefits a Reaching Communities grant will bring to parents and children in Leicester and Leicestershire.”
Think Funding is delighted to announce that it will be providing business development and fundraising support to the Manchester based, Drug Watch Foundation (DWF). DWF is dedicated to educating UK children and young adults on the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Think Funding will help DWF develop a theory of change prospectus and a long term business plan as well as offering ad-hoc bid writing and fundraising advice.
Think Funding is delighted to announce it has been commissioned by Home-Start Horizons (HSH) to undertake an evaluation of its current Reaching Communities project. Running from 2013-2017, the programme has offered support to more than 400 families during that time. The evaluation exercise will involve consultation with families, volunteers and referral agencies, as HSH seek to understand more fully the impact of what has been a highly successful project. The evaluation exercise will be completed by the end of February, in time to help HSH use the learning to develop new approaches to supporting families in need, and to bid for repeat funding from the Big Lottery Fund and others.
Think Funding has been engaged by the Proporta Foundation to assist its fundraising drive aimed at supporting disadvantaged young people in Sri Lanka. Think Funding will provide best practice advice about applying to Trusts and Foundations along with assistance to re-energise Proporta’s digital fundraising capabilities.
Think Funding has been selected by Voluntary Action Leicestershire to help project plan it’s second stage Building Better Opportunities, ESIF project, called Rural Inclusion Skills and Enterprise (RISE). Think Funding will assist with stakeholder development and project planning aimed at creating a robust project plan for this three year initiative which will address employability and enterprise needs in rural Leicestershire.