The Fore Trust is part of The Bulldog Trust, registered charity 1123081.

Engaging Experience

Connecting individual business professionals with dynamic small charities in need of business expertise since 2009.

Engaging Experience offers a wide range of strategic skills, mentoring, or non-executive governance support to charities. Originally set up by The Bulldog Trust, the network has successfully connected over a thousand charitable projects with specific pro-bono expertise to date.

The 1100 participants currently include hedge funders, bankers, lawyers, top civil servants, entrepreneurs, technology and media leaders, and other industry experts. The Engaging Experience’s popularity has helped hundreds of people realise that using skills for charity is personally and professionally rewarding and can easily be achieved alongside a full-time career.

Participants are invited to a number of events at Two Temple Place, giving them the opportunity to meet charities, social enterprises and each-other face-to-face. In addition regular emails are circulated with opportunities to connect with specific charities and projects. Events are frequently co-hosted with other organisations including New Philanthropy Capital, Big Society Capital, and the Small Charities Coalition.

All business professionals are invited to join and participation is free. There is also no charge for charities to use the service. For more information please contact Alison Marston,

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10th April, 2017 6-8pm

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15th May, 2017 6.30-8.30pm

Find An Opportunity

All recent requests for pro bono support from small charities and social enterprises are listed here. Information on how to get involved and who to contact can be found below

Carers UK is the only national membership charity for carers, providing expert advice, information and support to the 6,000 people that become carers every day. They make connections to carer’s groups and volunteers throughout the UK and online, campaign at the forefront of the carers’ movement to deliver lasting change, and work with local authorities and other organisations to innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers.

Carers UK is looking for new Trustees with skills and experience in the following areas: finance; digital; marketing; income generation; current or recent experience of caring. Please see the job description for more information and to apply, please send a CV and a cover letter to by Friday 25th August.

Helping Hands Essex is a charity promoting recovery from alcohol abuse to benefit not only the individual, but their family, their friends and the wider community too. Their therapeutic programme, offered to individuals in their early days of recovery, is backed up by practical support in money management, healthy eating, and volunteering, work and training opportunities, to support them in living healthy and happy lives.

Helping Hands Essex is looking for a couple of Trustees with experience in writing and making grant applications, and experience in PR and marketing. Please contact to express an interest in either of the positions.

Storeys is a young social enterprise running arts projects to promote the emotional wellbeing of children in care, care leavers and children at risk of exclusion. Their projects use visual art, performance art and creative writing to encourage self-expression, motivation and self-regulation. The work created by the young people is showcased in a celebratory exhibition at the end.

Storeys is looking for an adviser to help the team develop their growth strategy going forward. Please contact to express interest in the position. 

Illuminate Charity are a small charity based in Cambridge, providing coaching and personal development courses for those that live in poverty or have been disadvantaged through mental health. Their ‘Confidence for Change’ programme uses life coaching techniques and aims to help people to help themselves by becoming more confident, motivated and resilient to making productive life changes.

Illuminate Charity are looking for an adviser to help develop a strategic growth plan to support the increasing demand for their programme. Please contact to express an interest in the role.

Primary Care International is a social enterprise seeking to address the global gap in access to quality primary healthcare. Working with clinicians across Africa, the Middle East and Asia in some of the poorest conditions, they are growing the capability of the health workforce to learn and develop, raise clinical care standards, address related health systems issues, and ultimately deliver improved health outcomes.

Primary Care International is seeking an experienced professional with broad accounting or financial management experience to join its Board of Directors. Please see their job description for more information and to apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

The Multi-Story Orchestra works to change perceptions of classical music by taking a daring new approach to its presentation and context, through performances in a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham. Their education programme offers participants new skills, greater confidence and wider cultural and social horizons in order to ultimately help disadvantaged areas experiencing significant arts deprivation.

The Multi-Story Orchestra is looking for new Trustees, ideally with expertise in branding/law/property/business models. Please see their job description for more information and to apply, please send a CV and covering letter to by the 18th of September 2017.

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