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Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
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Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
Creating a sustainable funding plan that works
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Creating a sustainable funding plan that works

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This presentation is from a workshop at the NCVO Funding Conference 2014, sponsored by Charity Bank. …

This presentation is from a workshop at the NCVO Funding Conference 2014, sponsored by Charity Bank.

Speakers: Julie Lawes, Catch Up and Olof Williamson, NCVO

Find out more about the NCVO Funding Conference 2014: http://www.ncvo.org.uk/training-and-events/funding-conference

Find out more about the funding resources provided by NCVO: http://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/funding

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  • 1. Creating a sustainable funding plan that works Sponsored by: Julie Lawes: Catch Up Olof Williamson: NCVO
  • 2. Overview • What is sustainable funding? • The income streams – big picture… • Scanning and planning • NCVO Kite – structured thinking • Catch Up’s experience • What will you do?
  • 3. What is sustainable funding? • A principle • An approach • An ever-moving target?
  • 4. Scanning and Planning • What is going on out there? • How do you plan for it?
  • 5. Funding strategy kite 1. Where are we? 2. Where do we want to be? 3. How do we get there? Vision Mission Values Income Spectrum options Sun Tool improvements Focused actions Delegation and responsibilities Funding goals
  • 6. An independent charity: Working to address the problem of underachievement that has its roots in literacy and numeracy difficulties www.catchup.org Catch Up is a not-for-profit UK registered charity: 1072425 Catch Up is a registered trademark Catch Up Ltd is an endorsed charitable institute ABN: 62154644498
  • 7. • Background to Catch Up • Creating a sustainable funding plan: • Mixture of grants and earned income • Not chasing the money! • Planning products and market development
  • 8. Catch Up was established in 1998 Mission: ‘To address the problem of underachievement that has its roots in literacy and numeracy difficulties’ Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 9.  Structured one-to-one interventions for struggling readers and for learners who struggle with numeracy  Centred on 15 minute sessions delivered twice a week, targeted to the needs of the individual  Grounded in rigorous academic research and shown to be effective in schools (and other settings)  Realistic, practical and inexpensive Catch Up Literacy Catch Up Numeracy Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 10.  offers integrated training and resource packages to support the management and delivery of the Catch Up interventions  provides ongoing support, through the Catch Up Community, for those who deliver the Catch Up interventions to struggling learners  undertakes research into the development and enhancement of the Catch Up interventions, and into extending the support it provides to struggling learners Catch Up is a not-for-profit charity that: Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 11. Number of Catch Up trainees and learners Sustainable Funding Plan 0 100000 200000 300000 400000 500000 600000 0 5000 10000 15000 20000 25000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Estimatednumberoflearners Numberoftrainees Number of trainees trained by Catch Up and estimated number of learners supported by Catch Up Number of trainees Number of trainees - cumulative The numbers given for trainees are based on the lowest number of session attendees at each L2/N2 course. The numbers estimated for learners are based on the assumption that each trainee works with 5 learners per year (this is a conservative interpretation of numbers reported at L4/N4 sessions)
  • 12. Trainees Grand total? 20,000!!! Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 13. How many learners have been helped? .........over half a million struggling learners helped over the last 11 years!! Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 14. A Sustainable Funding Plan Catch Up is a not-for-profit UK registered charity: 1072425 Catch Up is a registered trademark Catch Up Ltd is an endorsed charitable institute ABN: 62154644498
  • 15. • Mixture of grants and earned income • Not chasing the money! • Planning products and market development
  • 16. Mixture of grants and earned income
  • 17. The most important general principles are as follows:  The majority of our income has always come from sales of training and resources to schools and local authorities, in England and Wales.  In many ways we operate like a medium sized business with some commercial advantages in being a charity: some schools have said they prefer to buy training from a charity rather than a company; and all surpluses are reinvested in the charity core costs rather than required for dividends. Sustainable Funding Plan Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 18.  The price of the integrated training and resource packages is set in order to cover core costs after direct costs of providing those packages have been met, with most future developments being funded from other external sources. Sustainable Funding Plan Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 19.  The demand for training is hugely influenced by government initiatives and corresponding funding. The annual variations in numbers of trainees can, therefore, be greater than might be expected.  We control trainer costs and manage peaks of demand for training by the use of freelance staff (Catch Up Accredited Trainers) rather than permanent payroll employees. Sustainable Funding Plan Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 20.  In 2010-11 we were affected by changes in school level expenditure and in government spending at a local government level and demand for training fell  We made cost reductions 2011 (staffing, premises and resources)  We also extended our training resource package and increased its price in 2012 Sustainable Funding Plan Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 21. Not chasing the money!
  • 22.  Grant funding from organisations with an overlap of mission and goals Not chasing the money! Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 23. Catch Up developments have relied largely upon:  Loan funding from Charity Bank and trustees (eg the amalgamation of age-related Catch Up Literacy programmes into one integrated training and resource package, creation of Digital Games).  Grant funding from organisations such as the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (eg the creation of Catch Up Numeracy) Sustainable Funding Plan Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 24. Grant funding has also helped:  Accelerate the growth of Catch Up. For example, the Charles Dunstone Charitable Trust has provided a series of grants to help fund our marketing and communications.  Facilitate further research into Catch Up Literacy and Numeracy. (Two grants from the Education Endowment Foundation) Sustainable Funding Plan Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 25. Planning products and market development
  • 26.  Ensured that products remain relevant within a changing national context  Appointed a lead marketing consultant – development of marketing plan Planning products and market development Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 27. Next steps
  • 28. Exploring potential partners to help further growth of Catch Up through: Grants/loans and also consultancy expertise ……so that we can support many more learners who struggle with Literacy and Numeracy Next steps?? Sustainable Funding Plan
  • 29. An independent charity: Working to address the problem of underachievement that has its roots in literacy and numeracy difficulties www.catchup.org Catch Up is a not-for-profit UK registered charity: 1072425 Catch Up is a registered trademark Catch Up Ltd is an endorsed charitable institute ABN: 62154644498
  • 30. Your sustainability Group work • Current biggest source of income • Vulnerabilities • Opportunities • What action do you need to take?
  • 31. What works and what doesn’t • Early action – advocate • Sound planning • Taking opportunities • Planning for skills • Ambition • Realism • Wait and see approach – year after year • Disinvesting – it’s taken up enough time already • Chasing the money • Wild targets
  • 32. Zoology returns

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