Support for businesses

Whether you are starting out on your charitable journey or have an established community programme, we will take a practical and commercially-tuned approach to delivering the impact you want.

We help our clients:


Understand, measure and evaluate current plans.


Establish or refine strategy, working alongside any internal teams and any existing charity partners.


Identify ways to build social impact into the core business activity.


Benchmark CR activity against your industry or peers.


Establish and manage new exciting charity partnerships that best meet a shared long-term vision.


Launch and deliver employee volunteering; including skills-based and pro bono projects.


Launch and manage a new charitable foundation.


By providing independent guidance, informed advice and flexible resource.

Steve Wickham


Steve has spent over 20 years in the charity sector. As a successful fundraiser Steve worked for a number of charities in senior roles most latterly as Head of Fundraising at The Prince’s Trust. This experience has given Steve a deep understanding of how companies and private funders can best support charities, how effective relationships can be developed, where value can be delivered and how the right support can deliver genuine and long-lasting change. Steve founded The Giving Department in 2010 with the clear vision of providing expert independent resource to help companies and philanthropists deliver real social impact and achieve their greatest charitable ambitions. Over the subsequent years Steve has developed the business, working with an increasingly wide portfolio of clients from FTSE100 companies to corporate foundations and private HNW philanthropists. Passionate about the sector, Steve is often called to speak on charitable issues and on occasions provides bespoke mentoring to help individuals build capability and impact.
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