Wigwam Public Relations
We work closely with Wigwam PR, a boutique public relations company based in Guildford with local, national and international experience. One of its Directors, Tamsin Williams has a particular passion for the arts and has experience in securing funding and sponsorship as well as communications strategy. Together with Wigwam and with Watts Gallery we organised two Forums on Philanthropy, one in 2011 hosted by the Watts Gallery and the other in 2012 at The Bulldog Trust at 2 Temple Place, London.
Cause4 was launched in May 2009 to support charities and social enterprises as development and fundraising partners across the community, arts, sports and education sectors. Cause4 aims to be a modernising influence and leader within The Third Sector, offering relevant and contemporary solutions for charities and social enterprises at a time when more creative, entrepreneurial approaches are much needed. We work with long-established national charities that wish to re-evaluate their approach to development, as well as with smaller local charities and social enterprises in their infancy.
UK Community Foundations
Matthew Bowcock, one of the trustees, was chair of UK Community Foundations from 2008 to 2013. During the time, UKCF (which was previously known as the Community Foundation Network – CFN) became the major force for community philanthropy in the UK. Total endowments held by foundations grew from £150m to over £300m and the network of 54 community foundations now supports over 25,000 voluntary community groups a year, with over £65m of grants.