Broker secures grant to make a difference in small charity sector


Broker secures grant to make a difference in small charity sector

Specialist broker, UK Charity Insurance, has obtained a £2,500 grant to help boost a small charity’s vital work.

The recipient, the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is a charity that provides free or heavily-subsidised capacity-building training and advice to other small charities and community groups.

Through the FSI’s learning programme voluntary sector organisations are able to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in areas such as fundraising, governance, impact measurement and strategy development.

UK Charity Insurance applied for the funding through the insurer Ecclesiastical’s ‘Closer To You’ initiative which gives select brokers the chance to be part of their ambition to give away £100M to good causes.

Neil Franklin, MD of UK Charity Insurance, said “We chose to support the FSI because of the huge impact it makes in the charity sector. We have been privileged to work alongside them to deliver charity risk training in the areas of cyber, financial risk and Trustee roles and responsibilities so have seen first-hand how they add value and help beneficiaries to become the best they can be.”

Amber Shotton, Head of Fund Development at the FSI responded “Thank you so much – this kind gift will enable the FSI to continue to offer learning opportunities and help more small and local charities achieve their mission. Our work both in the UK and overseas benefits hundreds and thousands of the most disadvantaged in society each year.”

Due to the unique way the FSI operates the grant will equate to almost £13,000 worth of delivered services which in turn means the investment doesn’t just stop with the FSI.



Picture shows: Neil Franklin of UK Charity Insurance (left) with David Christy of Ecclesiastical (right) presenting the FSI’s Remi Bridgeman-Williams (centre) with the grant certificate.

Contact details: Nick Day (01424 205002)

About UK Charity Insurance

UK Charity Insurance is a trading style of Chris Knott Insurance, a niche broker that has been operating since October 1983. Chris Knott Insurance celebrates its 35 year anniversary in 2018.

UK Charity Insurance is a specialist broker to the charity, faith and community sectors.

About Ecclesiastical

Owned by a registered charity, Allchurches Trust, Ecclesiastical is a specialist insurer of the faith, heritage, fine art, charities, education and private client sectors. Ecclesiastical is one of the UK’s top five company givers to charity according to the 2017-18 UK Guide to Company Giving. It has donated more than £67million to good causes in the last four years. Find out more at