To find out more about what we do and how why not check out some of our case studies?
C.A.R.E. (Herefordshire) CIC – GV Fitness Centre case study
This exciting project involved working with CARE a Community Interest Company serving Herefordshire’s Golden Valley. CARE already managed the local post office/shop and adjacent community cafe. CARE also delivers a range of social care-related outreach services for isolated/older/at-risk people in the area. The GV Fitness Centre project extended its services by helping to secure funding and developing the GV Fitness Centre, a new 20 station community gym. We provided a funding report, secured quotations for equipment, prepared grant applications, managed negotiations with social investment funds, prepared business and marketing plans, developed launch plans, helped with recruiting staff and developed operational policies and systems.
Milton Keynes – European City of Sport 2020 bid case study
Working closely with Milton Keynes Council a network of local partners and Marketing Bi Design, we developed a 200-page full-colour bid to ACES Europe to secure the designation of MK as European City of Sport in 2020. Not only did the bid explain how MK met the award criteria in great detail but it also highlighted what a unique and exciting place MK really is. This dispelled the stereotyped view of MK around ‘concrete cows and roundabouts’ replacing this with a real understanding of its outstanding economic growth and its passion for sport, the arts and innovation.
Rudyard Lake Trust – canoe store and equipment case study
Last year we supported the Trust a fantastic environmental and recreation charity. The Trust manage a large reservoir near Leek in North Staffordshire on behalf of the Canals and Rivers Trust. Our work involved undertaking a significant visitor survey and then preparing bids to several charitable trusts and foundations. All this was in support of plans to build a new canoe store and launch a canoe/stand up paddle board hire and coaching programme at the Lake. This project will not only help the local canoe club but also provide visitors with new ways to enjoy the lake and the Trust a vital new income stream.
Staffordshire Ladsandads – assorted projects case study
Since launching in 2017 North Staffordshire youth football charity Ladsandads have been a regular client. This has led to the completion of several significant externally funded projects with a total value of over £150,000. These have included security improvements, a new toilet block, two new tractors and assorted specialist grounds maintenance equipment. These projects have helped the charity dramatically improve three of the five sites it manages across North Staffordshire and have positively impacted thousands of young peoples experience of sport. Many of these projects were funded from Landfill Tax Credits secured from a local waste management company who are keen to support local good causes. Others involved Football Foundation bids.
Nene Park Trust – funding report and sponsorship case study
Over a period of several months, we supported the Nene Park Trust a major environmental charity from Peterborough to identify potential sources of funding for a major indoor climbing wall project they are developing, We also helped submit bids to complete the investment needed for this exciting project to progress. A key part of our work was an exercise to identify potential sponsors, define a clear sponsorship offer and create high quality online promotional brochure to support the Trust in approaching potential sponsors.