Before A5CEND got involved
YUAF was founded in 2014. Before commissioning A5CEND to help carry out trust and foundation fundraising and evaluation, the organisation was in a financially unstable position. Struggling to win any big grants, they relied heavily on commissioned work. It was in 2018 that YUAF were referred to us through another client.
How A5CEND supported YUAF’s development
A5cend helped YUAF to develop a trusts and foundation fundraising strategy and then apply for new project funding (BBC Children in Need, The National Lottery Fund) alongside core funding (Mercers Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn) for larger grants.
This increase in grant income has helped the organisation to lever in additional sponsorship and commissions and grow their team whilst raising their profile.
A5cend is now supporting them to access more arts funding, capital funding for a new outreach music bus and carrying out research into their online work with young people during the pandemic.