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Our partner and client feedback

I have known Karen from the Community & Heritage CIC for just over two years through the work that she has done in a freelance capacity for the British Deaf History Society and my role as their Museum Accreditation Mentor.

During the time Karen has worked with BDHS, she has developed and implemented a successful Business Development Plan and Volunteer Strategy, undertaken governance training for the museum Board of Trustees, more than doubled the charity’s income through fund raising to £264,000 raised in 18 months and led an organisational resilience programme.

I find Karen to be incredibly hard working and strategically focussed. The BDHS has been transformed in the short period that Karen has worked for them and this is in large part due to her hard work and commitment where she has gone over and above what was originally expected of her role.

I would highly recommend Karen for future projects as I know that she gives everything her full commitment and energy and is not only able to see the bigger picture but also how added value can be created and incorporated into everything she does.

Nicola Euston

Head of Museums & Galleries, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool

Karen and Catherine have been a vital support to the BDHS, and both always go above and beyond to secure us the funding we need. I also appreciate just how involved they are in communicating to us about their progress with applications, how quickly they find out and start thinking about new funding opportunities, and their excellent interpersonal skills.

They have, at times, needed to support us to make hard decisions or deal with difficult situations, including the coronavirus pandemic and an unexpected move of the collections to a new location. Their support even included an all-hands-on-deck approach to arrange the move!

They are able to explain complex concepts to staff and trustees who are new to funding applications in ways that make it accessible – this is particularly important for the Deaf community, who make up the entirety of our Board of Trustees. They can adapt and treat both Deaf and hearing clients equally – which is a rarer asset than it should be.

I would heartily recommend them to anybody looking for skilled, professional, experienced people who know the funding landscape intimately and who go the extra mile. Their knowledge and experience have been a real asset to our organisation, and they’re a joy to work with too.

Bryony Rigby

Curator of Heritage and Collections, British Deaf History Society

The team from The Community & Heritage CIC are highly experienced and capable professionals characterised by their integrity, creativity, high standards, and want the best outcomes for the communities of interest, place, and social identity they work for.

For Manchester Deaf Centre they have project managed a quite brilliant programme of work growing confidence, motivation and further education/employment readiness among Deaf, NEET young people and in some instances participants have had learning difficulties too.

They have broadened horizons, built skills, and opened doors to a range of opportunities to secure brighter futures. What they have achieved has been fantastic and we wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.

John Hesketh

Manager, Manchester Deaf Centre

We’ve had lots of lovely feedback for our Memory Lane Heritage Hampers – here’s a selection

What a lovely thought! Really made my day!! Never been looked after as well as this. The contents were lovely and my bird house is being painted. All credit to you for being such caring people. Thank you.

Pam F


I would like to thank you very much for my beautiful hamper which I found so wonderful that someone nominated me. I would like to thank all of you for all the support I’m getting off you all. It makes life worth living when people like you care – it has really lifted my spirits up. Thanking you so much.

Thank you for the lovely hamper. Lots of lovely treats to keep me occupied.
Mrs AW

Our first thought was one of gratitude, that was our first impression that someone has put together a parcel for us. The quality and quantity is first class, and I thank you one again.
Betty & Colin U

I would first like to say a big thank you for considering me for this Heritage Hamper. The contents were all things I could use during the Covid lockdown – and I did!. Thanks once again.

Mrs M H

What a lovely surprise. It’s always nice to give, but it’s even nicer to receive. It really made my day!

Lots of nice things in the hamper. The sweets and biscuits were lovely. My great grandchildren will love the bird box.

Thankyou so much for the lovely hamper we received. It was very much appreciated! We have been in lockdown since March and we are still in lockdown through ill health. It was a lovely surprise we were nominated.

Mr & Mrs O