To manage the volume of work NHS Charities Together has expanded its capacity and brought in extra resource. We have partnered with our headline sponsors CCLA to help setup and manage the appeal account and the granting process. We have also brought in new finance personnel and have a very experienced treasurer who is able to give considerable time and support. We have also had a team of fundraising/grant administrators and support staff furloughed from a member charity that are now volunteering full-time for us.
We have also brought in an honorary communications director, as well as support agencies in media and communications and fundraising – all who have significant experience. Our board and wider membership are also able to give good support to the charity – the trustees and our CEO are in daily communication and meeting (virtually) at least once a week as a full board to ensure the effective governance of the appeal and grants.
We also have access to the skills and expertise of really prominent grant-making organisations, both from within our membership and outside.