We realise that organisational needs and priorities may change in the wake of coronavirus. Our Grants Plus offering has been adapted to provide current grant and social investment holders with support to deal with some of the resulting challenges and uncertainties.
Please visit our News page for details of the additional Grants Plus support available to funded organisations.
'Grants Plus' is the additional support we provide to current grant and social investment holders that enables the work we’ve funded to have a greater impact.
In 2018 we spent £452k on Grants Plus work, supporting more than 170 organisations with training and consultancy.
We have a limited budget for Grants Plus and consider requests for support on a case by case basis. If you are currently funded by Esmée, and there is some consultancy or training you cannot afford yourself which could enable the work we have funded to have a greater impact, please get in touch with your Grants Manager to find out whether it's something we might support through Grants Plus.
Free support includes:
Use of our central London meeting rooms
Connections to other organisations we fund or other funders where appropriate
Signposting to some of the free resources and support available to organisations in our sectors
207 organisations we fund used our King's Cross meeting rooms in 2018, with over 4,000 attendees.
In 2018 we arranged workshops in Darlington, London and Northern Ireland on impact and evaluation, income diversification and business development.
Strategy and planning, public affairs, digital planning, media training, messaging, brand development, crisis communications, advocacy and campaigns
Supporting grantees to create short films about their work
We want to ensure grantees are able to communicate effectively for maximum impact in their work. If you have:
identified that your organisation requires communication support,
a strong understanding of what your communications needs and issues are,
a clear idea of the tangible outcomes of this support
and would welcome a conversation about this, please email us with your contact details and we will be in touch.
Strategic support includes:
In 2018 we funded consultancy support for 104 organisations, at an average cost of £6,000 each.
Through Grants Plus, we do not fund:
Before applying for Grants Plus, please consider whether your organisation has the existing resources and capacity to deliver any plans resulting from the support.
When assessing requests for Grants Plus, we will take into account whether some pro bono support could have been secured.
08 June 2020
Tel: 020 7812 3700
Charity No. 200051