EWS Educational Trust

A complete rebuild of the EWS Educational Trust website was required to attract new grant applicants. We created a new WordPress front-end website and a bespoke back office system to manage grant applications and Trustee communications.


The Project

EWS Educational Trust is a grant making charity, supporting individuals with close links to the UK freight railway industry pursue academic, sporting or artistic excellence.

Our design partners on this project were Woodhouse Creative, who provided the designs for the website, the animation designs and a style for the back end tool.

We were invited to collaborate by Woodhouse very early on this project which allowed us to have some worthwhile input into the system EWS required, ensuring we were able to add some real value throughout the project.

The Challenge

The trust needed to attract more grant applicants with a new, user friendly online application tool.  The trust also needed its Board to have the ability to login remotely to manage the applications, share, store and access documents online, and automate the process.

Our Solution

The front end website was built on the WordPress platform whereas the the back end system was built in a bespoke manner utilising the Laravel framework. We are delighted to say that since the new platform has gone live applications have risen significantly and feedback on the new site is very positive indeed from both the end users and the board of trustees,

We continue to both host and maintain the platform for the Trust and look forward to adding more features in future phases of work.

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