Fundraising

High Street Church, Cambridgeshire, 2010

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The Ark Project, a new self-build church and community building in the Fens

The UK’s largest green oak timber-frame construction in living memory.

  • Branding – Tricolor proposed the Ark name.
  • Graphic design
  • Copywriting of fundraising collateral
  • Print management
  • Direct mail
  • Business planning
  • Development of case for support
  • Fundraising strategy including grants, trusts, direct mail donor support, e-marketing donor engagement and major donors
  • Fundraising applications

PR – Watch the TV coverage we achieved for this inspiringly ambitious project.

The Viva Centre, Cambridgeshire, 2010 – 11

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Project managed and led of the fundraising for the redevelopment of this charity-run community facility

  • Market research
  • Community consultation
  • Evidence of need gathering and case for support
  • Fundraising, grant and trust applications to fund project – £260,000 secured
  • Funder liaison
  • Building refurbishment project management
  • Charity shop development
  • Three year business plan and income projection for charity shop, community cafe and community space
  • Project evaluation

Witchford Council, Cambridgeshire, 2009

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Community facilities review and audit

  • Comprehensive engagement and research programme
  • Comprehensive review and audit of thirteen existing community facilities
  • Market research
  • Community consultation – face to face interviews, online surveys, postal surveys
  • Focus groups
  • Strategic planning
  • Fundraising scoping
  • Final report

Hylton Castle & Dene, Sunderland, 2014-15

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HLF Heritage Grant Round 2 Project Conceptualisation, Governance Options Appraisal, Business Plan and Activity Plan

Working with Sunderland City Council and English Heritage, Tricolor was responsible for creating the Vision Statement for this medieval castle, set within a wooded Dene, which is being redeveloped into the first youth-led heritage and skill-building attraction in the UK.

Our other work included the future governance Options Appraisal into spin out management structures (e.g. Community Interest Company vs Charitable Trust vs long-term outsourcing to management provider), a project Business Plan and 10 Year Business and Commercial Strategy, an Activity and Learning Plan and the Branding and Marketing […]

The Bury Guildhall & Gardens, Suffolk, 2014-15

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HLF Heritage Grant Round 2 Project Conceptualisation, Business Plan, Interpretation Plan and Activity Plan

Tricolor developed the full business and financial model for a brand new heritage visitor attraction in this ancient Guildhall, undertaking spatial review and options appraisals, advising on future governance structures and full income stream projections.

 

This includes community gardens in the town centre that will be an attraction in their own right, sharing with people the significant heritage of the landscape in and around Bury. Specialist projects are planned such as garden design and volunteer programme for adults with disabilities as well as growing local produce […]

The Wilderness Heritage Garden, South London, 2015

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HLF Round 1 Project Development and Application

A lost gem of natural heritage on the Bromley / Croydon border, Tricolor worked with owners, Methodist Homes for the Aged, to develop an engaging and compelling project to restore the gardens to their former glory.

  • Market assessment
  • Evidence of need
  • Heritage evaluation
  • Vision statement
  • Project development and conceptualising
  • Partnership building
  • HLF Round 1 bid development
  • Consultation and engagement events
  • Activity planning
  • Interpretation planning
  • Interpretation and exhibition design

Ely Museum, Cambridgeshire, 2008 – 16

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The museum for the Isle of Ely, the Fens and its people, Ely Museum has a proven relationship with Tricolor. We have supported them across a variety of projects and deliverables including undertaking pivotal audience research, marketing and exhibition design.

  • Audience development strategy funded by Association of Independent Museums (AIM)
  • Research data analysis
  • Market research
  • Community consultation
  • Visitor experience audit
  • Visitor research and profiling
  • Marketing audit
  • Stakeholder engagement and consultation
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