Resources

Having read of our funding methods and policies, it may be that the Andrews Charitable Trust is not suitable for your venture’s funding needs, but we hope that you will find other sources of help through the links below.

To learn more about life and work of Cecile Jackson Cole view the video here.

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Organisations associated with us

Andrews Property Group funds the work of Andrews Charitable Trust through the annual dividends that it pays to the trust, as the majority shareholder of the estate agents business. Their website can be found at www.andrewsonline.co.uk

Christian Book Promotion Trust is the other charitable shareholder of Andrews Property Group.  Their website address is www.speakingvolumes.org.uk

Other organisations that are interested in supporting charities with innovative ideas or social enterprises. Please note that ACT is not responsible for the content or policies of the sites that we link to.

  • Impetus-PEF : The pioneer of venture philanthropy in the UK.
  • The Rayne Foundation: A grant-maker that has adopted a venture philanthropy approach to its funding of performing arts.
  • Futurebuilders England: An independently managed government fund which helps build the capacity of third sector providers of social services.
  • Alfanar: A venture philanthropy fund focused on Arab countries. Its founder retired from Goldman Sachs as a investment banker.
  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation: Linked to a high-performing hedge fund, CIFF has strategic grant-making programmes in Africa and India.
  • UnLtd Ventures: The venture philanthropy arm of UnLtd, which supports social entrepreneurs.
  • Inspiring Scotland: A new venture philanthropy fund with its origins in Scotland’s largest independent grant-maker, Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland.
  • The One Foundation: Irish venture philanthropy fund co-founded by a business entrepreneur and a social sector leader.
  • Ashoka Changemakers: Supports individual social entrepreneurs—financially and professionally—and also encourages networks and infrastructure development.
  • Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship: Provides academic and funding support for individual social entrepreneurs.
  • Community Action Network: CAN supports social enterprises and charities to scale up their businesses and maximise their social impact.
  • Coutts Social Enterprise Advisory Service: Source of advice and networks for social entrepreneurs and philanthropists alike

Sources of Information on other Funders

  • checking the free funding portal run by NCVO Funding Central
  • reading the advice published by the Association of Charitable Foundations
  • consulting the Directory of Social Change which publishes a wide range of specialist guides for grant seekers. This organisation also runs subscription websites giving information about trust and foundation funding, government funding and company giving. This short article by the Directory of Social Change gives some sensible and simple tips for fundraising from trusts.
  • consulting the Europa Gateway to the European Union website for information about European Union funding opportunities.
  • consulting the Lottery Good Causes website for information on National Lottery funding.

Links to sources of pro bono support

The Cranfield Trust provides free management consultancy for charities and social enterprise groups involved in issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion.
The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists set up the IT4Communities programme to help charities find volunteers to help with their IT needs.
The Worshipful Company of Management Consultants provides mentoring and consulting services to Chairs and Chief Executives of smaller charities.