'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.
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
185 organisations we fund used our King's Cross meeting rooms in 2016, with over 4,000 attendees.
In 2016 we held workshops in Birmingham, Bristol and London on impact and evaluation, business development and digital strategy.
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 2016 we funded consultancy support for 44 organisations, at an average cost of £5,866 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 February 2019
Tel: 020 7812 3700
Charity No. 200051