Westminster Amalgamated Charity in its present form dates from 1961 following the amalgamation of seven existing Westminster charities. The aim of the Charity today is to continue the activity common to all the predecessor charities, namely the relief of need in Westminster by way of grants, both for individuals and for organisations
Keith Rea CEO and Julia Moorcroft Grants Administrator, tell us about their experience working with Gallery.
“Keith personally researched long and hard to find a grant administration solution that was right for us at the time and that could also grow with us, yet kept finding software solutions that were either far too complex and expensive for us or were too basic. Finally, his research led us to Gallery’s Benefactor product and in August 2008 they came to demo it at our offices. It was immediately obvious that this was the right solution for us and we had no hesitation in buying it, especially since we found the Gallery team to be so friendly and helpful as well as being experts in the field of charity software.
The great thing about Benefactor for a growing grant-making organisation like WAC is that almost 10 years after we first started using it, the software is still absolutely fit for purpose – in fact, we’re not sure we’ll ever exploit its full capability – Julia regularly meets much bigger organisations who also use Benefactor at Gallery’s lively and useful user group meetings.”