£31,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant secured It was fantastic to receive news last night that the Rudyard Lake Trust, one of our long-term clients had received confirmation from the Heritage Lottery Fund that their Heritage Emergency Fund Bid has been successful. How will this grant help? The trust operates Rudyard Lake one of Staffordshire’s most popular, iconic and historic locations. This funding will assist them to cope with the financial fallout from the COVID-19 lockdown which meant that they were closed for a large part of the lakes normal busy spring/summer season this year. Due to the income lost during the lockdown period, without theRead More →

Celebrity has a unique power, today I was privileged to collaborate with Nigel Howle PR supremo as he developed the fantastic article below. It starts by considering Marcus Rashfird’s recent success in changing government policy and goes on to focus on how celebrities can help not for profits and other good causes make a difference. You can find more about Nigels work here. Rashford scores for holiday hunger relief but what can charities learn from his success? The success of Marcus Rashford’s campaign to get free school meals is rightly gaining huge praise right now. With experience in the business of charity PR and theRead More →

Ladsandads receive funding for a new mower Recently the Newcastle Under Lyme Branch of Long term HeawardSports Ltd. clients, important Staffordshire youth football charity Staffordshire Ladsandads, received some good news from the Football Foundation small grants programme. A grant of £3,756 has been approved, half of the total £7,512 cost of a new mower. This small but significant award provides the Newcastle branch of Ladsandads, based at Pool Dam Playing Fields, vital funding for a new mower. Purchase of the new mower will help the branch continue with their successful campaign to enhance the quality of the facilities on-site by upgrading the quality of grassRead More →

New Funders for GV Fitness Centre This week has been really busy down in Herefordshire Golden Valley for our client C.A.R.E. (Herefordshire) CIC. On Saturday as the GV Fitness Centre celebrated it’s Grand Opening three significant new funders came on board to support this exciting venture. New funders:  The Social Investment Business (SIB) committed £30,000 to the gym through their ‘First Steps’ programme which is run in partnership with ASDA, Sport England (SE) offered a £9,750 grants towards key projects like the teen fit program, volunteer training, activity for older people and setting up new ladies running groups.  Co-op confirmed that C.A.R.E. had been selectedRead More →