Manchester delighted with austerity appeal

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 7, 2009

Manchester welfare charity The Fed is experiencing an encouraging early response to its Pesach appeal, which in line with the times, has a distinctly non-glossy and low-budget appearance.

The charity has stopped outsourcing artwork to professional design companies, one of many cost-cutting measures. The streamlining is partly the result of The Fed recently gaining a government-sponsored Investor in People Award, which involves a year-long assessment process.

Chief executive Karen Phillips said that being scrutinized by an Investor in People assessor had helped to reduce costs and wastage.

The Fed is also reporting a recessionary benefit — a number of volunteering inquiries from people who have lost their jobs.

Last updated: 4:57pm, July 22 2009