Finance Score: 7
Governance Score: 3
Support Score: 18
  • Good reserves management: +3
  • Reasonable growth: +1
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Large volunteers +5
  • Overall weighted support: +13
Overall GiG Score: 28 ?

THE CRANFIELD TRUST 

Provides free management support to voluntary organisations addressing issues of poverty, disability and social exclusion, working with a register of volunteers from the commercial sector.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • This charity has been very successful in attracting volunteers relative to its size
  • Reserves management has been consistently within official guidelines
  • There has been reasonable growth in spending over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • There have been no material income shortfalls in recent years
  • Fundraising costs are low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers and there are significant future grants due to be received
  • The Board appears to be dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • This charity only provides its support via other charities

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
30/09/23£980£977£3£96£693£4265.2211,430
30/09/22£855£847£9£85£690£4075.8201,326
30/09/21£839£819£20£61£681£4596.7191,288
30/09/20£958£759£199£73£661£3205.1221,302
30/09/19£673£716£-43£72£461£3105.2131,143
30/09/18*£519£590£-71£17£504£3727.690
30/09/17£714£447£267£8£575£38310.340
30/09/16£529£422£107£28£309£2567.350
30/09/15£394£399£-5£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/14£371£389£-18£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/13£347£393£-46£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/12£258£256£2£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/11£319£242£78£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/10£248£235£14£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/09£308£305£3£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/08£241£303£-62£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/07£285£169£117£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/06£144£135£10£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/05£188£129£59£0£0£0n/a00
30/09/04£121£114£7£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 10%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 9.9%
Highest pay band: Less than £60,000
Liabilities/Assets: 6%
Liabilities/Income: 4%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 62%
Reserves/Spending: 5.2 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 8 months
Quick Ratio: 13.3
Asset Split ?
Established: 35 years

www.cranfieldtrust.org

admin@cranfieldtrust.org

01794830338

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Economic/Community Development/Employment
GiG Classification
  • Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
How it operates
  • Acts as an umbrella or resource body
  • Provides advocacy/advice/information
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Scotland, Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies

Who supports them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Major supporters in last 5 years
Garfield Weston Foundation£525,000
Dulverton Trust£335,000
Masonic Trust£228,000
Pears Foundation£190,000
Mercer's Charitable Foundation£152,510
Henry Smith Charity£25,000
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund£25,000
Paul Hamlyn Foundation£20,000
Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
The Shears Foundation - Cranfield Trust
£5,500 08/04/2024
12
Strengthening voluntary sector organisations in Yorkshire
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£150,000 30/11/2023
60
Capacity Building support for grantees supported through Mercers' Young People & Education programme.
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£2,510 29/11/2023
12
Capacity Building support for grantees supported through Mercers' Older People & Housing programme.
Dulverton Trust - Unrestricted funding 2023-2028
£250,000 26/10/2023
60
Unrestricted funding 2023-2028
The EQ Foundation - grant to Cranfield trust
£10,000 16/04/2023
Unrestricted
Pears Foundation - Core Funding
£100,000 22/11/2022
24
Core Funding
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£300,000 21/11/2022
36
Regional Support: South West, Midlands, North West
The Shears Foundation - Cranfield Trust
£5,000 01/11/2022
Strengthening resilience in the North East voluntary sector
Masonic Trust - MCF Large Grant
£228,000 30/03/2022
24
A Strategic Partnership grant to provide mentoring and consultancy support to charities.
Dulverton Trust - Core Funding
£85,000 28/10/2021
24
Core Funding
Henry Smith Charity - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£25,000 26/10/2021
12
towards one year's running costs of an organisation providing consultancy, mentoring and training services for Boards, CEOs and senior management teams of small/medium sized charities throughout the ....more
Triangle Trust 1949 Fund - The Cranfield Trust - 2
£25,000 18/03/2021
Strategic grant to support organisations working with Young Carers and Young Offenders
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£2,000 03/03/2021
as an additional grant to support staff, volunteer and trustee wellbeing, to assist the organisation deliver its charitable purpose more effectively
Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Covid-19 Emergency Funding
£20,000 30/10/2020
10
Cranfield Trust is a national UK charity which provides pro bono business support for the voluntary sector. This grant provides support to aid the organisation in dealing with the challenges posed by ....more
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Cranfield Trust
£90,000 16/10/2020
24
Core Funding
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£225,000 16/10/2019
36
Supporting the Trust in the North of England
The Bishop Radford Trust - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£2,500 14/10/2019
Cranfield Trust provides free management support to voluntary organisations addressing issues of poverty, disability and social exclusion, working with a register of volunteers from the commercial ....more
Mercer's Charitable Foundation - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£126,839 22/05/2019
36
Organisational development for the organisations receiving funds from the first round of the Early Years and Transition from Secondary Education Special Initiatives.
John Ellerman Foundation - Core costs
£90,000 29/11/2018
36
Towards the core costs of their work supporting the wider voluntary sector through the enabling of pro bono business support services to charities through its network of nearly 1000 volunteer ....more
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Cranfield Trust
£90,000 05/11/2018
24
Core funding
Dulverton Trust - Core funding to support growth
£105,000 25/10/2018
36
Core funding to support growth
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£105,000 24/01/2018
36
over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an organisation providing free management consultancy to voluntary organisations across the UK
National Lottery Community Fund - TSS: Cranfield Trust Development in Wales
£121,692 24/10/2017
36
This project will extend the Cranfield Trust’s existing work into Wales. Launching in Cardiff initially and then expanding to Swansea, Newport and Rhondda Cynon Taff, the project will engage ....more
Pears Foundation - Grant to The Cranfield Trust
£90,000 08/07/2016
24
Core funding
Dulverton Trust - Core Funding 2015-18
£105,000 21/10/2015
36
Core Funding 2015-18
Tudor Trust - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£90,000 04/06/2015
36
over three years as continuation funding towards the core costs of an organisation providing free management consultancy support to voluntary organisations across the UK
City Bridge Trust - Grant to Cranfield Trust
£128,000 27/11/2014
24
£128,000 over two years (£66,000; £62,000) for a London-wide programme matching expert volunteers with charities seeking consultancy support.
Dulverton Trust - Developing Evaluation and Impact
£9,600 11/06/2014
Developing Evaluation and Impact
Barrow Cadbury Trust - Supporting Community Organisations West Midlands
£20,000 25/03/2014
Supporting Community Organisations West Midlands
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to The Cranfield Trust
£172,198 18/09/2013
Towards Increasing Impact: Adding Value, a programme of work which will enable the Trust to maximise the value of its existing assets by developing them as services to charities.
Dulverton Trust - core costs to enable strategic development
£90,000 24/10/2012
36
core costs to enable strategic development
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How do they operate?

Management Consultancy

Beneficiaries: Charities with income below £1m.

Location: National

Description: The most popular service is developing strategy and business planning. Typically delivered by an experienced volunteer who has been an accountant or business adviser. Charities can be assessed using their unique impact framework: Journey to Excellence (J2E).

On Call Service

Description: Provides immediate response to short questions on critical issues.

Leader Support: Mentoring

Description: One to one support for charity leaders from volunteers.

Leader Support: Peer to Peer Exchange

Description: Groups of six to eight charity leaders come together over four meetings to share their challenges and provide mutual support, facilitated by a Cranfield Trust volunteer. Being part of a group helps to tackle the isolation that leaders often feel in their role.

Open Access Support: Webinars

Description: Free online training events for charity leaders

Open Access Support: Information Resources

Description: An online library of ready to use templates, guides, tools and links on charity management topics.

Comment: Cranfield provides free services to smaller UK non profits addressing the welfare needs of people. Services are mainly provided by over 1,400 experienced volunteers.

Source: Giving is Great

How effective are they?
Outputs
Outcomes
Y/ECharities supportedHours of consultancy
30/09/202346719,237
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How do we calculate this?

Who works here?

  • AMANDA TINCKNELL CBE
    CEO
    Appointed: 2000
Amanda joined Cranfield Trust as a volunteer in the 1990s, after completing her MBA at Cranfield School of Management. With a background in market research and recruitment, she was an early project manager for the Trust and spent some time as a trustee before becoming Chief Executive in 2000. She holds overall responsibility for the direction and management of the Trust, reporting to the trustee board. Amanda has increased the Trust’s ....more

How is it governed?

Trustees (7)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 49-68
  • DR STEPHANIE HUSSELS Appointed: 2017, Occupation: Senior Lecturer In Entrepreneurship & Mba Director
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 06/06/1989, number: 800072
  • Registered at Companies House on 26/08/1988, number: 02290789
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Policies in force
  • Bullying and harassment policy and procedures
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Financial reserves policy and procedures
  • Internal charity financial controls policy and procedures
  • Internal risk management policy and procedures
  • Investing charity funds policy and procedures
  • Investment
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Social media policy and procedures
  • Trustee conflicts of interest policy and procedures
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
20 returns made; AR18: 8 days late,
Main office

COURT ROOM CHAMBERS
1 BELL STREET
ROMSEY
HAMPSHIRE
SO51 8GY

Objectives

The Charity's objects are:3.1.1 To promote and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of charities, not-for-profit organisations and voluntary groups supporting human welfare through the provision of management information, advice and support services.3.1.2 To further such charitable purpose or purposes for the public benefit, according to the law of England and Wales, as the trustees in their absolute discretion from time to time determine.3.2 Nothing in the articles shall authorise an application of the property of the charity for purposes which are not charitable in accordance with section 7 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 and/or section 2 of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008.3.3 For the purposes of these Articles of Association the Charity’s Area of Benefit is the United Kingdom.

Defined Area of Benefit:

THIRD WORLD AND DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase

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