Services carried out
- Bid Writing / Review
- Grant Funder Research
They have been a pleasure to work with, professional whilst giving the feeling of genuine personal interest in what our charity is trying to achieve. They have delivered value for money and a high quality service. James Robson, Trustee
Charity Fundraising Ltd worked with The Solent Steam Packet Limited on a small contract over six months, providing fundraising consultancy services and in this time achieved £72,500 in revenue and capital funding to support their work to preserve and restore a magnificent heritage ship.
The Solent Steam Packet Limited, otherwise known as the Shieldhall Preservation Society, own the SS Shieldhall, a Heritage ship included in the National Historic Ships Core Collection and generally recognised to be the largest working steamship of her type in Britain and northern Europe. All work associated with the Shieldhall is carried out by unpaid volunteers. The ship also supports the community of Hampshire in various ways, such as providing a training facility for young people in the Sea Cadet Corps, and a work environment for people in drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes.
In the first instance, our Fundraising Consultants worked to research potential funding opportunities and advise on fundraising feasibility. Seven successful fundraising proposals for The Solent Steam Packet Limited raised £50,500 towards a dry docking that would allow the SS Shieldhall to keep her passenger license.
These included grants from The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Headley Trust and the 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust.
We are now supporting Solent Steam Packet with further fundraising towards their heritage education and training plans.
“Our working relationship with Charity Fundraising now spans 3 years and two fundraising campaigns. They have been a pleasure to work with, professional whilst giving the feeling of genuine personal interest in what our charity is trying to achieve. They have delivered value for money and a high quality service. We will continue to use them.” James Robson, Trustee