Philanthropists and funders

Whether you’re an individual philanthropist, family foundation or grant-making charitable  trust, our personal and collaborative approach combined with our national and international reach, means we are perfectly positioned to support you at all stages of your journey.

We help our clients:


Establish a private charitable trust or other appropriate vehicles for charitable giving.


By providing “family office” administrative support.


Review current approach and impact by offering evaluation, independent comment and recommendations.


Research the social issues they are seeking to impact.


Engage and develop the next generation of philanthropists, working closely with the whole family.


Identify new charity partners undertaking due diligence, and helping develop workable and impactful partnerships.


Implementing and supporting the infrastructure needed to deliver a focused effective approach.


Deliver a programme of strategic support to small charities to maximise the effectiveness of current or potential partners.

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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