Fegans Funder Questions
Will our donations as funders continue to be invested effectively as agreed in awards and will Fegans eligibility be affected?
Funders who support Fegans services can be assured that their contributions will continue to be used to support Fegans work and fulfil Fegans charitable objectives to make a difference in children and young people’s lives.
As part of Spurgeons, we want to support maximising the amount of income we raise to work with many more children and young people. That may mean we become ineligible for some sources of funding but equally, through Spurgeons central teams, we will now have capacity to bid for more funds to extend our reach and create a greater impact on a greater need, together.
Is the acquisition of Fegans by Spurgeons affordable/necessary and will the funds I donate continue to be properly channelled to the children and families that need it?
Those who support Fegans services can be assured that their gift will continue to be used to support Fegans work and fulfil Fegans charitable objects, and similarly Spurgeons current supporters should be reassured that we still need their support for our work in prisons, with young carers, with families struggling to cope and young people at risk of being harmed. Our supporter’s gifts are used to make a difference in children and young people’s lives.
What will happen to the Fegans brand and heritage?
There will be places where Spurgeons name and brand will replace Fegans from 1 July, and potentially more widely after July. Some changes from 1 July are required for legal reasons. For example, because we are one charity, we will need to change the legal section on documents that quote the charity name and company number. There may also be some areas where we need to be clear that Fegans is part of Spurgeons.
Spurgeons, like Fegans, has built a reputation of excellence over the last 150 years working with children and young people. We want to build on that reputation together to become synonymous with giving the growing number of vulnerable children and young people a home life that is loving, peaceful and safe so they can flourish.
We recognise and value the rich heritage shared by Spurgeons and Fegans. Both organisations were formed by men of faith 150 years ago, wanting to share the love of Jesus in a very practical way to help provide for vulnerable children. That same vision lives on as both charities join forces to become stronger together in order to meet the increasing needs of children and families facing challenges across the UK, with a shared ambition to grow support for these children and families.