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Extending your impact, reducing your costs

We help entrepreneurial non-profits to grow.

  • Enhancing your corporate communications
  • Creating compelling governance documents
  • Helping you win funding and awards
PR for charities in the Midlands

Make a bigger impact with 1284's specialised PR service for charities and social entrepreneurs.

1284START is designed to help you budget for the quality comms you need to raise profile, develop strategy, and reach new supporters.

It's an affordable way of influencing your stakeholders through funding bids, PR campaigns, governance documents, media relations, and more.

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Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo
Michael Smith Switchgear logoHQ RECORDING STUDIOMenphys Charity LogoPukaar Group logoACT Medical logoThe People Deal logoTzuka logoWorth-it Positive Education logoWillsow Book Makers logoER Recruitment logo

Telling your story

Charities need people to know their story if they are to build a meaningful connection with their audience.

By sharing your values, you communicate a narrative of impact, purpose, and mission.

Shared values inspire people to invest in your charity emotionally and financially.

Use of website, social media, video content, email newsletters, and annual reports also builds transparency and confidence in your governance.

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Getting you funded

Winning funding and grants enables you to invest in social innovation which increases your impact and organisational resilience.

Successful applications also allow you to scale operational outputs - increasing crucial services which make a tangible difference to peoples' lives. 

Our experience of strategic writing helps charities and social entrepreneurs shape winning bids that make a fundamental difference.

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We needed to improve digital marketing to increase leads for a new product.

1284 helped us complete two stages of a detailed grant application that gained us £30,000 of expert support.

We gained an SEO audit, user journey overhaul, new analytics and data capture which trebled leads and brought in new national and international business.

Liz Robson-Kelly

Liz Robson-Kelly
Founder
Worth-It Positive Education CIC

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Winning you visibility

Promotion raises awareness of your cause and its mission. This attracts new supporters, donors, and volunteers.

It also helps build your reputation as trustworthy and impactful. This brings beneficial long-term relationships and further opportunities.

We provide cross-platform media coverage around your events, campaigns, and internal and external communications.

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WHAT WE ASK OF YOU

1284START works by providing highly efficient Public Relations. This enables us to pass savings on to you. Therefore, it is only available to charities social enterprises that fit within a particular framework. Call us if you are:

  • Located and operating in the East Midlands
  • Registered with the Charity Commission
  • Developing an entrepreneurial product or service
  • Have annual income of less than £2m

We wanted to speak to a corporate audience about the services offered by our social enterprise.

1284 produced us an 8-page brochure as well as editing a business award nomination that we then went on to win.

George understood exactly what we required and delivered it - and more. We were blown away with the results.

Dr Yasin El Ashrafi BEM
Managing Director
HQ Creative Arts Network CIC

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Our charity links

Our founder George Oliver has been involved with Leicestershire charities since his time as Editor of the Leicester Mercury.

He works with various organisations as both consultant and trustee, from unlocking grants for local people in crisis through Charity Link, to raising funds for a local Scout hut.

He is a volunteer mentor for Leicester Startups CIC and East Midlands Chamber’s Generation Next programme for future regional leaders.

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TRYING YOUR OWN PR? GET OUR FREE GUIDE

Productive PR for SMEs is packed with ideas to help East Midlands small businesses plan and deliver their own campaigns. Its 28 pages include templates for how to:

  • plan a strategy;
  • shape a narrative;
  • put together a press release;
  • approach journalists;
  • make your content work harder.

The handbook also lists email addresses for dozens of regional news outlets - as well as a host of local awards events for you to enter.

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