National Emergencies Trust

National Emergencies Trust: Expert support for multi-million pound appeal

Photo credit © Warrington Youth Zone. 

They received funding from the National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal to run a wealth of activities during lockdowns to help children stay connected.


The National Emergencies Trust was established in 2019, to collaborate with charities and other bodies, to raise and distribute money, and support victims at the time of domestic disasters.  Almost immediately after its launch, the global Coronavirus pandemic challenged the Charity to set up an appeal in support of front-line organisations delivering essential services to vulnerable groups throughout the UK.

 For the duration the appeal, three members of paid staff were joined by a team of more than 100 people, each coming together to share their skills and experience to ensure the rapid and effective fundraising, management, and delivery of funds with fairness and transparency. 


Philanthropy Company supported the National Emergencies Trust, through managing its fundraising functions, including: developing and managing high value relationships; funding applications; management of the fundraising team, pipeline of income, and fundraising operations. The Philanthropy Company team were thrilled to be able to support the appeal fundraising efforts to raise more than £97 million, from April-August 2020.


“Philanthropy Company played a key part in the successful evolution of the National Emergencies Trust’s systems, processes, fundraising and high value partnerships, helping to ensure that many thousands of grassroots charities received the funding they needed to make a difference to people’s lives across the UK”
Mhairi Sharp, CEO, National Emergencies Trust

Photo credit © Belfast Friendship Club – Funding from the Coronavirus Appeal enabled Belfast Friendship Club to keep their members spirits up during lockdowns including a weekly feel-good podcast sessions.

“Philanthropy Company helped us think through our Revenue Fundraising Strategy, create a compelling case for support and research prospects. It gave us confidence that we were focusing in the right areas and helped us hone our skills in making the ask to donors.” Mary Rose Trust

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