Xavier Bosch, CEO, CityWise

“Our association with inspire has made us want to be a better charity. We have been with them since the beginning and as I look back to our partnership I see how useful it has been to have a sounding board for ideas, a coach to stretch our possibilities, and an inspiration to want to do the best ​. Myself and everyone at CityWise are very grateful to inspire for all their generosity and help.”.

Mark Geraghty, CEO, Seashell Trust

“I’ve been working with the inspire charity for a number of years. I’ve found the networking, support and advice priceless as a chief executive of a medium-sized education and care charity. It is both a privilege and pleasure to be part of the inspire project; those interested in developing and enhancing their opportunities to promote their charities aims and ambitions, should seriously consider working with team inspire.”

Margaret Powell, Chair, Mellor Country House

“I used to feel quite overwhelmed and lost in my position as Chair but working with inspire has been a ground-breaking experience for me. They share their expertise and fantastic network in a warm and friendly manner, on a one to one basis and as part of a hub and have the remarkable instinct for great insight into my needs. I now feel that we can achieve so much more now, meeting my charities challenges head on with new confidence, quicker than I could ever have imagined. inspire is brilliant, thank you so much.”.

Vikas Shah, Mentor

It has been a great privilege to be a part of inspire, both on the board, and as a Mentor.  Being part of this organisation has allowed me to work closely with a diverse range of charities, from start-up’s to large established organisations.  Alongside the reward of being able to contribute to the success of these charities, working with inspire has given me a great insight into the third-sector, and allowed me to really focus and develop my philanthropy further.

Lesley-Ann Birley, inspired Supporter

I got involved in inspire because I knew that the combination of skills that offered really would help the charities involved in the programme reach their goals quicker.  People are really grateful for the time and expertise you give them.  It was inspiring to be surrounded by people who were passionate about what they do and with inspire I got to help a large number of local charities from areas where I grew up or live and feel like I was actually doing some good.

To read more about how having an inspire* mentor has helped our charities take a look here