Running a boxing club is basically a full-time job and it takes a lot of time and dedication from volunteers to continue to offer this service to people in Carrickfergus.
S3 Solutions have played an integral part in transforming our boxing club. Without their support, guidance and assistance with funding opportunities we simply would not be able to open our doors.
& derg valley care
The quality of the evaluation has been first class and has certainly provided us with impact information that will help for future funding applications.
We have enjoyed a very good working relationship with S3 Solutions over the past 2/3 years. Our current Client Advisor Ciaran Collins is most proactive, professional and very committed in helping us not only in sourcing grant funding but in the writing and submission of grant applications.
S3 have a proven track record and we have been successful in sourcing grants and for two capital projects, one to replace flood lighting and the other for pitch drainage and improvements. In addition we have been successful in being awarded a number of revenue grants.
space & place ni
S3 Solutions have added additional space for developing reflective and informative capacity building evaluation and monitoring tools that bring added value to the programme and leave a legacy within communities
north west football centre
Over the 4 years we have engaged S3 we have secured more than £50,000 as a direct result of work completed by S3. This has helped us buy equipment, train coaches and provide employment opportunities for local people through coaching and sports development. More importantly, this has allowed us to focus on growing participation base and making an impact on the lives of young people we work with. S3 has been an invaluable resource and knowing you are at the other end of the phone gives us comfort and confidence.
st columbs cathedral
To date S3S has delivered all our needs and has been very accessible when required. The recent placement of a local office in Derry has contributed to improving the service. S3S has been very successful in delivering a product for St Columb's Cathedral, which has been a vital lifeline in the production of well crafted grant applications to meet many aspects of our needs for funding. We are very happy with the service and will continue to have S3S as a retained service.
oak healthy living
S3 Solutions was tendered to Deliver a 5 Year Evaluation on community Falls prevention service commissioned through the PHA. They provided an excellent report and service, and were more than willing and available after the evaluation to support with project launches through presentation and meetings of their findings. Eamonn and team are excellent to work with and on a number of occasions placed the same value and effort on our project succeeding that we ourselves had.
mountjoy united fc
Mountjoy United Football Club have developed a strong and friendly working relationship with S3 solutions over the past year. S3 have helped the club access grants and tap into resources that we previously found very difficult due to a lack of time and personal expertise. In this time the club have been successful in achieving grants for a carpark upgrade through the Community Halls fund, a children’s play area via Awards for All along with other small education and equipment based grants to help our club and individuals function. As well as this, S3 have been a great help in our overall Capital Project advances and we foresee a working partnership well beyond now.
We worked with the team at S3 Solutions for several years. At the outset this involved assisting us to develop a long term plan for our organisation. S3 Solutions then supported us to prepare and submit funding applications and also prepared business plans and other documents to support our applications. This enabled us to secure investment to completely redevelop our site, creating a practical skills classroom, a horticultural & mindfulness therapy garden and most recently, a social economy water bottling plant.
lurgan town fc
We at Lurgan Town Football Club continue to benefit from the expertise & professionalism of S3S in seeking funding. S3S have played a major part in helping our club improve the facilities for our increasing membership. The club were successful in receiving over half a million pounds capital funding to put in place a new clubhouse, youth 3G synthetic pitch and upgrading the carpark.
“The Resurgam Community Development Trust have been supported by S3 Solutions and the team since its formation in 2011. During this period S3 Solutions team members have assisted us with development of our Strategic Plan, evaluations and effective marketing materials. The most beneficial support has been the development and winning of bids for investment which has taken a sound knowledge of our organisation and a reflection of work on the ground which S3 Solutions has been able to carryout with great success, enabling Resurgam to receive over £1m investment over the duration of our working partnership”
Denis Paisley - Resurgam Trust
first steps playground
Support from Section 3 Solutions has helped us to secure funding, which has enabled our group to continue to employ local people to deliver services in the community, expand on the activities and equipment to meet varying ages and stages of developmental need within our organisation. They listen, are focused and responsive and have recently helped secure grants from Awards for All for equipment, various community grants for developing the outdoor environment and refurbish internally the children’s toileting area.
Disability Action outsourced its business development function to Sector 3 solutions in April 2014 and has derived significant added value from this outsourcing partnership.This added value has come from such areas as:
The successful tendering for new services
The successful retention through tendering processes of existing services
Capital Fundraising initiatives
Implementation of the Strategic Planning process