Covid 19 Response

More than just fundraisers

In the spirit of adapting our service to meet our clients’ needs, we are offering a free no-obligation two hours of consultation and feedback to any organisation working for the public good: two hours of virtual advice on anything from fundraising to governance and from government grants to lottery grants.  We will share our expertise and help you to work out the best approach to keep your organisation afloat.  

We will provide you with useful feedback after our consultation, so you have valuable and up-to-date information to share with colleagues and trustees.

“I have always been impressed by OCE’s ability to make us think in different and innovative ways.”

Sue Penton-Voak

ADC Charity

The future won’t take care of itself

While your organisation does what it does best – helping people through this crisis – we can help to take care of you.  As face to face and community fundraising avenues close, we can support you to develop a new approach. We are pleased to offer two days of consultancy at half price to any organisation that needs our support; including workshops with you and your trustees and clear and concise strategies that deliver a viable future for your organisation.  We will then cheerfully work at our risk to develop projects and create funding bids to suitable grant funders – we will defer our fee entirely until your bid is successful in order to help your organisation through this crisis.

Our offer

  • Two hours of virtual advice and feedback right now – free of charge and with no obligation
  • Two days of business and fundraising strategy, including a trustee workshop if required – half price (£500 plus vat)
  • Bid proposals developed and submitted, subject to your approval, at our risk – our fees (equivalent to 6% or less of the bid value) deferred based on success.

NB: All costs plus VAT; offer is only valid for bids submitted between April 2020 and September 2020; we reserve the right to review our fees at any time

Please Contact Us to find out how we can help your organisasion though this crisis.

Other sources of help and advice

Government website https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-the-charity-sector

Funders who are making specific response to Covid 19 http://covid19funders.org.uk/

NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering, and is a great source of advice and support: https://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus

CAF Bank Coronavirus Emergency Fund https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund

National Lottery Community Fund https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/about/coronavirus-updates

Community Foundation UK https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/about-us 

Berkshire Community Foundation https://www.berkshirecf.org/ 

Power to Change https://www.powertochange.org.uk/

Our free general fundraising advice can be found here

Virtual working advice – We found this piece very useful when our team ended up working from home and hosting virtual meetings:  https://covid19.hypha.coop/

Coops UK https://www.uk.coop/coronavirus has collated a range of advice from government and elsewhere