Your church project: small but perfectly financed

ByDave Hall

Your church project: small but perfectly financed

Ninety-six per cent of the UK’s 163,000 charities are small, working with an annual income of less than £1m. Nearly half have an income of less than £10,000.

‘Small charities often struggle to find support that is right for them and meets the need of the organisation, yet doesn’t smash the budget,’ said Sean Tully, associate consultant with Action Planning, a company with more than 30 years’ experience in helping thousands of not-for-profit organisations, including churches, achieve their aims.

‘When it comes to providing consultancy support for charities, we believe one size doesn’t fit all,’ he said. During Small Charity week in June this year Action Planning, based in Tadworth, Surrey, launched a new small charity support service designed specifically to meet the needs of smaller organisations.

‘Our experts will be at CRE Midlands to talk to small charities about it,’ said Sean. ‘We have a network of 150 experienced consultants. Many have worked with and for small charities and church ministries. They understand the strengths, adaptability and impact that small charities offer their local communities.

‘At CRE you can find out more about how the Action Planning small charity support package could help you. The service is designed and delivered around the needs of small organisations at two levels – our small charity analysis tool, a written report based on the analysis, and half a day of consultancy support.’

Lesley Gladwell, chief executive officer for Rebuild East Midlands, said: ‘The small charity analysis was very easy to use and the questions caused me to think about some aspects of our organisational health in new ways. The sessions were so useful and left us with a real buzz of excitement.’

Action Planning will lead a training session on both days of CRE Midlands, entitled ‘Raising funds for capital projects in your church’ (12pm, Wed 8 and Thur 9 Nov).

• Action Planning are on stand B15 at CRE Midlands

Photo: The Action Planning team in action.

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