This is our ministry. And our profession. We are a small team of Christians, passionate about equipping the local church to transform communities. We have chosen to use our talents, gifts and skills to make a positive contribution to the world. We do this as a professional limited company. It’s our job. We love our work.
We are more than fundraisers. As your development partner, we see the bigger picture, connect the dots and help you prepare all aspects of your project for long-term sustainability and growth. We will challenge and encourage you as a ‘critical friend’.
We won’t work with everyone. We need to believe in your vision. We need to see potential for life to grow. You will have the desire to respond effectively to identified community needs. Together, we want to see real lives changed.
We are willing to take risks. Working at the early stages of growth is risky. We recognise the possibility of failure, but we trust that our efforts will bear fruit. When the outcomes are this important, the risks are worth taking.
We work in the background. You’re in the spotlight. You are the star. We take a supporting role; empowering leaders, equipping the local church and enabling grassroots growth. Your success is our success.
Our profit is not at the expense of your mission. We celebrate you, and your unique mission to your community. We work hard to keep our services accessible to smaller projects because we know that your size doesn’t define your significance.
Our work began as a project to support projects in and around Bradford. It was established in 2012 under the name JDV Ltd, and a year later formed a partnership with the Bradford-focused charity Olive Branch Trust, which was receiving requests from projects elsewhere in West Yorkshire. In 2016, JDV Ltd took over the fundraising and development work of the Olive Branch Trust and was relaunched as Futurekraft.
Since adopting this strategy in 2012, we have worked with 130+ churches, charities and community projects of varying sizes and needs. In addition to the vital development support that has enabled these projects to grow and thrive, we have raised over £7m to ensure ongoing sustainability for our clients.
Many organisations have already seen their ideas transformed into fantastic sustainable projects through partnership with us.
“Futurekraft have helped parishes to clarify their missional purpose and develop their outreach strategy. They have proven to be a very useful catalyst and additional resource for a step change in thinking.”Andrew Barton
On behalf of the Diocese of Sheffield
We have an excellent track record of raising money for our partners. We do not take on contracts that are solely about fundraising. Instead, we take a unique look at the whole organisation;
in order to make sure that each element is fit for the future.
“For the last three and a half years, Futurekraft have enabled Aspire Huddersfield to go from strength to strength. They have supported me and my growing team through all the administrative and financial challenges that launching, establishing and developing a project brings.
Their vision to use their business skills and huge experience to empower people like me to bring passion for community into real life action is phenomenal. They have given me confidence, trained me and utilised my strengths to bring Aspire to the point that it is at today“Susanna Shotter