Power and Trust in UK Grantmaking

I could write a long blog on it, but instead I wanted to point you all towards this great report by The Grant Givers Movement (GGM).   GGM conducted a great survey ‘to find out how those working within grantmaking organizations perceive their own power as individuals; the dynamics within grant making organisations; and most importantly  –  the  power  balance  between  […]

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Takeover Tuesday – Lifespace Trust

Each week, we’re inviting one of the many charities or community groups in Stratford to takeover our social media for the day with a series of posts outlining what they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to show our support. The full case study will appear here on our blog. This week, we hear from […]

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Community on our doorstep

COMMUNITY. It’s hard to put your finger on what we mean when we say that. What is it that brings people together? What I know is that its more than living in the same place, a shared interest, politics or set of values. Stratford folk have responded brilliantly over the last weeks with some truly […]

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Takeover Tuesday – Safeline

Each week, we’re inviting one of the many charities or community groups in Stratford to takeover our social media for the day with a series of posts outlining what they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to show our support. The full case study will appear here on our blog. First up is Safeline, an […]

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Reflections on my first year as Grants Manager

PHOTO: James McHugh, Grants Manager in his first week at Stratford Town Trust visiting Lifeways Centre with Abigail Johnson, Communications Officer. What a year. We’re in a fundamentally different place in many ways, but I wanted to look back at my first year in post at the Trust and share my thoughts.   Frankly, I […]

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Useful resources for charities and community groups

We know lots of you are looking for extra sources of support and funding right now so we thought we’d put together a handy list of useful resources to help. We’ll keep adding more as we find them so keep checking back and let us know if you come across anything useful you’d like us […]

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Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER In the face of this unprecedented crisis, the sense of community in Stratford continues to be something we can rightly be proud of. Stratfordians across the town continue to support their families, friends, and neighbours who are vulnerable and may feel isolated – all while some may be struggling themselves. From picking […]

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