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All grants awarded by The Dulverton Trust have the following grant conditions:

  • The grant is to be spent on the purpose set out in the notification of grant award letter/email.
  •  If Grantholders anticipate that any substantial changes to the purpose, activities or expenditure of the grant are likely to be necessary, they must contact us in advance to seek our agreement.
  • Grantholders must submit an online report on the expenditure of their grant after 12 months. If you have a multi-year grant, please submit progress reports 11 months after each payment, in good time before your next scheduled payment is due. This includes a final report at the end of your grant.

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Pro Bono Management Consultancy

Many Dulverton Trust grantees, past and present, have benefited from the free of charge consultancy support provided by Cranfield Trust.

"The Cranfield Trust provides free support with management and activities, thanks to a register of 700 volunteer consultants around the country. Our volunteer consultants are experienced business people who can help with issues such as developing strategic and business plans, improving financial management and reporting, building strong teams of trustees and managers, preparing marketing plans and addressing HR questions. Their business skills can help with a wide range of activities from carrying our feasibility for trading activities or social enterprise through mentoring managers. Cranfield Trust volunteer consultants act as advisors and work closely with voluntary sector managers on a consultancy basis over a period of 6-12 months. For more information, please see http://cranfieldtrust.org/charities.

"The Cranfield Trust also offers support on employment questions via HRNet, its specialist human resources advisory service. Membership is free and member organisations can submit questions on employment matters to a panel of advisors who aee HR practicioners, through the moderator, an experienced employment professional. Members also receive a weekly e-newsletter with details of HR developments relevant to the voluntary sector and access to a vast database of previous questions and answers and other HR information. For more information, click here."

Amanda Tincknell, Chief Executive, Cranfield Trust
We encourage all charities to consider using Cranfield Trust's services.

Property Advice Service for Charities

The Ethical Property Foundation provides a free Property Advice Service to charities in England.

"Since 2004, the Foundation has helped over 2,500 charities to successfully rent, buy, let or manage property. We help charities spend less time and money on property problems and to transform buildings into assets that support their work. We can help with:
  • leasing premises
  • relocating
  • buying or selling premises
  • sharing premises
  • property management
  • improving and developing premises
For initial information visit our website which provides jargon-free guidance on property from a charity perspective.

For advice on specific queries, contact our property advice team who will work with you to clarify your property issue and possible solutions. If you require specific technical advice, we can refer you to a member of our Register of Property Professionals which includes solicitors, surveyors and architects. Our Register members are committed to sharing their specialist skills with charities at reduced fee rates.

As a charity ourselves, we understand the charity sector, making us uniquely able to help. We also provide property training for charities and work on a consultancy basis where in-depth or longer term support is required.

For more information please see www.ethicalproperty.org.uk

Jo Taylor, Director, Ethical Property Foundation
We encourage all charities based in England which are facing the above issues to consider contacting the Ethical Property Foundation.


Our Boardroom, based in the lower ground floor of our office in St James's Place, is available for grant recipients to use, free of charge, during normal working hours. Click here to request a booking.

The room seats up to 12 people (see visual, right) and has the following facilities: 
  • A plasma screen with HDMI and AV connection (you must provide your own laptop).
  • Internet access
  • Separate entry system
  • Kettle, running water and basic kitchen facilities (in adjacent kitchen). Glasses and cups can be provided on request, however the Charity must supply all other catering requirements.
Please note that we are unable to offer a reception service or any administrative support such as the use of a photocopier or telephone.

reachlogo    Reach Volunteering

Reach supports charities throughout  the UK to recruit trustees and skilled volunteers.

"We help not-for-profit organisations recruit volunteers who have professional expertise, to join their boards or to take on operational roles. Our volunteers all have at least 3 years  expertise – many have a lot more than this – and come  from a huge range of professions including  marketing, finance, strategy, communications, HR, business development, digital and IT. Thanks to our partnerships with LinkedIn, corporates and others,  we recruit over 150 new professionals every month.

We cover trusteeship, mentoring, advisory, hands-on operational roles, short term projects - in fact any type of volunteering that requires professional expertise. Examples include researchers, web designers, finance officers, advocates, coaches, editors, Chairs, Treasurers – have a look at our
full listings to get a better idea of the range of ways that skilled volunteers could help your organisation.  

Our core service is free to all charities (we ask for a contribution if you are recruiting trustees and your turnover exceeds 1 million).  You simply post up your volunteer opportunity to our site and then wait for applications or proactively approach suitable looking volunteers and ask them to consider your role. For more information, please visit our site

We also have a growing
library of useful resources on recruiting
/becoming a trustee or skilled volunteer."

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Theodora[dot]panagi@reachskills[dot]org[dot]uk