Offering free advice and support to charities and not-for-profit organisations in Buckinghamshire

The Clare Foundation is a charity working collaboratively with other voluntary sector organisations to assist them to become more efficient and effective in all areas of their work. Through our various programmes and services, we strive to help all charitable organisations within Buckinghamshire.

The Clare Foundation promotes best practice, the use of established business methods, expertise and good governance to help charities meet their own expectations. The Foundation works closely with each charity to help them define the work or strategy that needs to be developed. Our position and purpose is to provide the best possible bespoke support for the individual, Board, Senior Management Team and/or charity to accomplish their objectives no matter how long it takes.

We also support charities through seminars, workshops, networking and Charity Leader Forums that provide guidance and support.

Charity Grants and Loans

We have seed funding up to £5,000 to initiate and set in motion initiatives and opportunities to help people in Bucks. Our grants and loans are open to all Bucks based charities and community projects.

The Clare Foundation is open to discussion and collaboration with multi stakeholders and partner charities to investigate potential collaborations and ways of working together to support the people of Buckinghamshire. Please get in touch with us to discuss further.

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Charity Help Advisory Team (CHAT)

It has been a long-standing and ongoing objective for us to support charities with quality advice, through experience, expertise and skills not readily available to them. We are pleased to be able to offer a specialist team of advisors who are here to help and provide support across a number of areas including, funding, mentoring, marketing, leadership and much more.

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Bid Writing Support Programme

This programme aims to provide a robust and comprehensive service to assist Buckinghamshire impacting not-for-profit organisations to secure grants in response to the challenging circumstances we find ourselves in. 

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Charity Excellence Programme

A structured programme of guidance and support

The Charity Excellence Programme aims to support Buckinghamshire impacting not-for-profit organisations by providing tailored guidance and support to help them overcome some of the greatest challenges they are currently facing. 

Ian McLintock of Charity Excellence Framework sponsored by The Clare Foundation will provide, in this pilot stage, up to 10 organisations with expert guidance: Governance and Management, Fundraising Strategy and Managing Resources.

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Charity Events

Throughout the year The Clare Foundation hosts a variety of events for charities based in Bucks or serving Bucks. Please see our events page for our upcoming events. You might also like to subscribe to our newsletter below.

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Trustee, governance and strategic development support

Martin Gallagher, The Clare Foundation, CEO will work with you on your charity/not-for-profit strategy helping to shape your mission and key focus to enable your organisation to work as effectively as possible.

Martin can also guide you on your trustee strategy and where possible, help you to recruit new trustees that can help drive your mission forward.

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Social Investment Loans

The Clare Foundation can provide a charity/not-for-profit with an interest free loan of up to £50,000 payable over 3 years. This can be for project based or capital costs. We try and keep the process of application as easy and as quick as possible. If this is something you would like to learn more about, then please get in touch.

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