Within a few years of the economic down turn in 2008, I was shocked to learn that 200 people in the UK Voluntary Sector were losing their jobs EVERY DAY and that 1 in 6 charities faced closure – due to the lack of funding while at the same time many funders were struggling to dispense all their funding!
“Not enough quality applications” one funder revealed.
Too many small to medium sized charities didn’t have the knowledge, expertise or TIME to prepare successful grant applications and they certainly couldn’t afford to employ a Fundraiser.
The need and multiple benefits that grant funding brings to an organisation was reinforced through my own work with local voluntary groups and so in 2011, I set up Get2Grips with Grants using a model which ensured all organisations within the 3rd sector could access grant funding.
Now having worked with over 200 charities, CICs and Voluntary Groups, we are humbled on a daily basis by the activities of our clients and proud & privileged to be part of their journey.