Granting a new website and a new look to Baron Davenport's Charity

Baron Davenport’s Charity unveiled its new look website recently, which makes applying for grants easier for deserving charities and individuals.

Granting a new website and a new look to Baron Davenport's Charity

Having invested in a leading grants management system, Baron Davenport’s Charity appointed IE Digital to deliver its new charity website and a refreshed visual identity.

The charity awards grants to organisations and individuals in the West Midlands area, on a twice-yearly basis. The grants go to support organisations that help older people, children & young people, as well as hospices, almshouses, and individuals who meet certain criteria.

The new system and online application process will make the process of applying for grants much more straightforward for applicants. Meanwhile, administering the grants will be more efficient and effective for the charity’s team.

Fully responsive charity website and grant application process

The new Drupal website is fully responsive, sizing beautifully to fit on the full range of devices and screen sizes – from desktop PCs through to mobiles and tablets. We've simplified the information architecture, to clarify who is eligible for the grants. This clarity will encourage more compliant applications, ensuring grants can be allocated where they'll bring the most significant benefit.

IE's digital designers took a light-touch approach to the visual identity. We worked with Baron Davenport's Charity to create a fresher, more modern brand, with a new colour palette and a simple typographic logo. The result is a clean, professional look and a site that better reflects the experience people can expect to receive when they interact with the trusted charity.


The old website for Baron Davenport's Charity, before the refresh by IE Digital

Above: The old website for Baron Davenport's Charity, before the refresh by IE Digital

A rich charity heritage

Mr Baron John Davenport (1868 - 1939) founded the charity that bears his name in 1930. The chairman of Davenport’s Brewery, which had been founded by his father, Baron was an astute businessman, described as ‘public spirited and kind hearted’. He was known for providing excellent working conditions for the Brewery staff and being an ideal employer. He also pioneered the idea of ‘Beer at Home’, as he felt disturbed by the sight of children waiting for their parents outside public houses.

Here at IE Digital we're delighted to have delivered a new site and a new look that is worthy of this rich heritage and the organisation's fantastic work. The new site will take the organisation forward, and make the grant-giving process simpler and more efficient for all involved.

We’re delighted with the new website. As charity website experts, IE Digital demonstrated their understanding of our requirements and created something simple but effective. We found their consultants extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and we really appreciated their friendly, personable approach.

Kate Slater
Charity Administrator, Baron Davenport’s Charity