St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation

A long-term partnership in charitable giving

For nearly a decade, The Giving Department has supported The St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation offering critical insight, independent perspective and resource to help the efficient and impactful function of this major UK charitable foundation.

Giving up to £10 million per year in the UK and internationally, The Foundation Trustees and growing Team call on The Giving Department for support across many aspects of the complex delivery model.

As well as support with ongoing impact measurement, monitoring and evaluation and everyday guidance, The Giving Department undertake granular due diligence, manage complex relationships with major charity partners and offer guidance and support to charities on behalf of the Foundation, it’s Committee and Board.

Expert insight, discreet support and guidance for major capital grants of over £1 million through to technical enquiries, The Giving Department deliver time and again.

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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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