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The Gunnercooke Foundation’s Inspire* Programme

The Gunnercooke Foundation’s Inspire* programme works with business leaders from across industry and pairs them with third sector organisations of varying sizes and stages of growth. Leaders helping leaders. Simple!  To become an inspire* member is free. There is no catch. In return for your commitment and time, you will receive: Confidential third sector advisory […]

The Gunnercooke Foundation’s Inspire* programme works with business leaders from across industry and pairs them with third sector organisations of varying sizes and stages of growth. Leaders helping leaders. Simple! 

To become an inspire* member is free. There is no catch. In return for your commitment and time, you will receive:

  • Confidential third sector advisory group
  • 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring with a business leader
  • Peer to peer group members
  • Informal networking events
  • Expert speaker events
  • Best practice resources and toolkits
  • Sessional support with key strategy advisors
  • Further support and resources are available at generously discounted rates so you can buy in small amounts of support as and when needed
  • The opportunity to join our BFG (Business For Good) programme and create a “For Profit” business to help you become self-sustainable.

About the programme

Inspire* was established in 2012 by Darryl Cooke, one of the founders of law firm, Gunnercooke LLP. He wanted to build a legacy that was bigger than a business. A legacy that would last longer than profit or growth.

He looked at charities he could support and was amazed to discover that there were over 165,000 of them in the UK alone. How could you choose? Where to start? Yet of these thousands, only a small number were household names.

In fact, over 70% of all charitable donations in the UK were given to just the top 1% of these charities.

There are many, many charities operating at the grass roots with almost no funding, no resource and few connections.

Does that make their causes any less noble? No.

Does it make their leaders any less inspiring? Of course not.

These charities are operating in our communities, near to our homes and close to our hearts. And every business has the power to start helping them, today.

For more information please contact laura@thegunnercookefoundation.com.

Please note: the Gunnercooke Foundation is not a grant making foundation. They run several programmes that support third sector organisations to thrive and grow, achieve their goals and safeguard their services for the future.