Trusts and foundation grants
Charitable bodies whose interests align with ours play a key role in maintaining and growing our parent-led services.
The support we receive from trusts and foundations is very important to us: impactful one-off grants and sustained multi-year funding ensures that we can develop our vital services.
To this day I can still remember every phone call we had with you, how incredibly patient you were, incredibly helpful, understanding, non-judgemental, relaxed and totally approachable. We were able to ask things we felt we could not ask the hospital staff…ARC parent testimony
The sensitivities and ethical debates around antenatal screening and its consequences mean that ARC is not a cause that easily attracts public or sustained grant funding. Yet the vast majority of our income goes directly to the helpline, forum and specialist bereavement support that our expert staff offer, as well as the ‘Sensitive Communications training’ we run for healthcare professionals and students.
We can tailor the type of support your trust is interested in: whether it be a focussed project or wider contribution towards vital running costs. We provide a personal service, from tailored reporting and crediting to opportunities to meet the ARC team and attend events.
Depending on your charity’s objectives, we can arrange for your grant to be utilised nationally – core or programme expenditure – or in a specific area of the country; for example, you could ensure your local unit receives ARC publications or a professional training package.
ARC is a national charity, working across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and we have a dedicated coordinator running projects in each country.
We are hugely grateful for the generosity of our current charitable supporters.
Did you know?
£500 provides one hospital unit with 250 ARC handbooks: for parents and professionals coping with the implications of a prenatal diagnosis. These highly-valued booklets include information on ‘Ending a pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis’, ‘Supporting you throughout your pregnancy’ and ‘Help for Fathers’, amongst others.
£1,500 provides three bespoke online training sessions: entitled Supporting Parents through Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis, these workshops are designed to help healthcare professionals provide the highest quality care in challenging circumstances.
£5,500 is the monthly cost to run our parent helpline: our expert staff answer calls and emails, providing a tailored advice and support service to over 6,000 people every year.
For more on how grants make a huge difference to ARC’s work, as well as our 2021-22 funding priorities and Annual Review, please visit our impact page.
We welcome all funding enquiries: please do get in touch with our Fundraising Development Officer, Katy on firstname.lastname@example.org.