Thames Festival Trust is a charity which strives to advance education, music and the arts and to promote the conservation and public appreciation of the River Thames, its tributaries and adjoining areas. Previously responsible for delivering the Mayor’s Thames Festival, the Trust launched Totally Thames this year – a brand new and exciting Festival.
Thames Festival Trust came to Cause4 to gain support with their fundraising and development for the new Totally Thames festival and ongoing core costs. Challenges and opportunities included a financial shortfall, major rebrand and the chance to renew existing funding relationships at the same time as developing ones anew.
Cause4 undertook a strategic review of the Trust’s fundraising activity in December 2013 and have since supported the Trust to realise the opportunities identified through a part time placement of Cause4 Associate, now Manager, Sam Davies. Sam’s secondment offers the Trust strategic and active fundraising support, at the same time as benefitting Sam’s own learning as a development professional, through Cause4’s Entrepreneurship graduate training programme.