We have been supporting charities win contracts and funding since 2015 and have seen a significant increase in demand for our services as charities increasingly have to behave like mature businesses demonstrating a clear business need, experience, expertise, capacity, and good governance.
We really enjoy supporting charities and other third sector organisations to succeed. We’re proud of the support we’ve provided and look forward to continuing to help them to grow.
When working with charities, we are mindful of the fact that all our clients have limited budgets and we, therefore, offer preferential rates and have, on occasions, offered our services pro bono.
Our client, a community interest company, commissioned Kittle Group to support nine selection questionnaires to provide support to those committed of offences or at risk of offending across the West Mercia region. We worked closely with the client, interviewing their management team, to identify the evidence necessary to demonstrate their capability, experience, and capacity to deliver successful outcomes for individuals, their families, and wider society.
These were successful projects, with all nine bids passing to the next stage of the competition.
We subsequently supported the client to prepare their tender to the Ministry of Justice to provide residential support to women recovering from trauma and to help address substance misuse. Again, we worked closely with the client’s team to understand their approach and identify the evidence to show it would be successful. We then articulated this into the bid responses, drawing out the evidence. This was also a successful call off from the framework.
Our client was a small charity in Dover providing practical support and advice to homeless people across the district. We provided support for two bids over 12 months to compete for funding from the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner to advance its work with those living on the streets with mental heath issues.
For the project, our writer worked with the charity’s management team to understand the nature of their work, issues they were facing, and how their proposed diversionary interventions would meet the Commissioner’s objectives. These objectives were to have positive outcomes for those being supported and prevent them from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime. Beneficiaries were, therefore, both the homeless individuals and the police, and ultimately the people of Dover.
These two funding bids were both successful and the charity was able to advance its work in the town. We also provided advice on how to capture management information to demonstrate the outcomes delivered.
Our client was a charity based in the South-west providing support to women who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and were at risk of becoming offenders themselves.
We worked with the client to develop their proposal of the South West Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) to provide a combination of interventions to help the women desist from crime and to help them heal from the trauma of their past. For us, this meant interviewing the clients, exploring their solution, and identifying evidence that supported their methodology. We also needed to evidence outcomes for the women and how the service would support the CRC, as the offender manager, to achieve its outcomes and offer value for money.
This was a particularly urgent project as we only had 3 days in which to prepare the submission and so we worked flexibly with the client to fit around their schedules.
The outcome was a successful tender, submitted on time, and they were subsequently awarded the contract.
Our client was a small arts charity, delivering workshops in the community to alleviate stress, support mental wellbeing, and promote the medium of dance. Our commission was to help the charity bid for funding from Arts Council England to organise workshops for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds during the holidays.
For this project, we worked with the client part-time over a number of weeks, helping them to develop their solution so that it met Arts Council England’s objectives and priorities. We then articulated that in response to a number of bid questions posed by the Council, evidencing how our client’s proposal offered an exciting opportunity for young people and afforded good value for money. While the client built their cost model, we helped them to capture their costs and cross referenced these against the bid narrative to ensure they had accounted for all elements.
This was a successful bid for the client, who was awarded the funding sought.