Big Brum Theatre in Education Company (BBTIE)
Big Brum is a registered charity, which was founded in 1982. It delivers Theatre-in-Education programmes and community projects underpinned by a central artistic policy. Each year Big Brum work with over 80 schools and 5000 children and young people, including pupil referral units and other educational spaces throughout the West Midlands.
The company was awarded an Action for Children’s Arts Members Award in 2010 for its outstanding contribution to the aim of enriching children’s lives through the arts. Big Brum is recognised internationally as a leading centre for excellence in arts education.
Minerva ran a successful fundraising campaign for Big Brum in 2007-09. This year Minerva has been retained by Big Brum to provide ongoing fundraising advice and consultancy.
St Barnabas Church Wellingborough
The original St Barnabas Church was destroyed by fire in 1949. The present building, designed by Eric Roberts of the Guildford Cathedral architectural team, was consecrated in 1963.
Minerva has been retained to raise funds for 2 projects: refurbishment of facilities in St Barnabas Community Hall; and necessary repairs works to the Church building itself.
Nene Valley Care Trust
Nene Valley Care Trust (NVCT) helps young people leaving the care system. It was set up in 2008 by three people whose experience as county councillors and magistrates showed them that the needs of these young people were not being fully met.
NVCT’s aim is to help these youngsters – many of whom suffer from mental health problems – into work. This is achieved by guiding them through the education they have missed, arranging the training they need and helping them access work experience, apprenticeships and jobs.
Minerva has been retained to raise funds from new sources for existing and future planned projects.
SERVE – Northamptonshire
Jimmy James of Minerva Fundraising has a long association with SERVE and its work for older people and adults with disabilities in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. Our requirements are very varied – ranging from specific projects and equipment needs to increasing our year-on-year fundraising. In all these areas our partnership with Minerva has been most successful.
Minerva continues to meet our needs and has successfully raised funds for projects as diverse as capital building improvements, projects for our elderly and disabled beneficiaries; and key equipment items we need to deliver our services.
We will continue to work with Minerva Fundraising with future projects.
Jess Slater, Chief Executive