The Henry Smith Charity

Who are they?

The Henry Smith Charity was established in 1628 and is one of the UK’s largest independent grant makers making around 1,000 grants each year across a variety of grant programmes.  They aim to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society through funding organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.

The Challenge

The primary purpose of The Henry Smith Charity website is to provide information about what they fund and how to make an application.

The previous website was outdated and not mobile friendly, built with old technology pre-dating tablets. There were not enough images, menus had become unwieldy and a bit confusing. Font and text sizes were too small with poor accessibility.

Although applications for grants were received in large numbers, many of the applicants did not fit within the grant criteria or required further input from The Henry Smith Charity team.

The Solution

A clean modern responsive website design with plenty of real grant holder images and white space setting a welcoming, positive and friendly atmosphere. The final solution provided good accessibility for all visitors.

The website navigation was explored and a step by step secondary navigation for grants was introduced. Alongside this, each grant programme was given a simple qualifying criteria area enabling potential applicants to check if they qualify before beginning the application process reducing the number of ineligible applications.

Services delivered

  • Responsive Website Design & Development
  • Website User Testing
  • Website Security & Maintenance
  • Editable PDF Forms
  • Word & PowerPoint Branded Templates
  • Strategy Document Design
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The Henry Smith Charity - website design by Feelingpeaky Ltd

Font

We selected a typeface that would be highly readable for all users of The Henry Smith Charity Website.

Fonts - by Feelingpeaky Ltd
The Henry Smith Charity

What our clients say…

The Henry Smith Charity - website design by Feelingpeaky Ltd

The Henry Smith Charity aims to bring about lasting change to people’s lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society.

The Henry Smith Charity - website design by Feelingpeaky Ltd