Website Operator

This website is operated by The Giving Department.


The Giving Department lets you use this website on the following basis. This use is not exclusive to you. The Giving Department may stop your use or the provision of the website at any time and does not have to tell you before then.
The Giving Department reserves the rights to change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified.
You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any third party.


Materials in Site

 This website contains material which The Giving Department owns or is allowed to use. This material includes, amongst other things, its design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. It is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.
You may view, use, download and store the material on this website for personal and research use only but not for any commercial use. You may not distribute, publish, or otherwise make available the material on this website to third parties without asking The Giving Department first or it may be a criminal offence and lead to legal action for damages.
Documents may be copied for personal use only on the condition that copyright and source indications are also copied, no modifications are made and the document is copied entirely. However, some documents and photos have been published on this site with the permission of the relevant copyright owners (who are not The Giving Department). All rights are reserved on these documents and permission to copy them must be requested from the copyright owners (the sources are indicated within these documents/photographs).

Accuracy of Information

The information in this website is for general information/interest only and may change without prior notice. The Giving Department has tried to ensure the material is accurate but does not guarantee this. The Giving Department does not accept responsibility for errors. Clause 6.3 is the exception to this.
The information in this website should not be relied on and is not to be taken as advice or recommendation. By using this website you confirm that you have not relied on any such information. If you choose to make any arrangements with any third party referred to on this website you do so at your own risk and responsibility.
The information made available by The Giving Department on this website does not form part of any contract and should not be seen as an offer to do so.



This website may contain links to other websites. The Giving Department accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of other websites which are not under its strict control. Link(s) are not intended to be a recommendation of any kind by The Giving Department of another website, and should not be seen as such.
You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without first asking The Giving Department.


The Giving Department does not guarantee that this website will be compatible with all hardware and software which you may use when trying to visit this site.
Except for under clause 6.3, The Giving Department will be under no liability to you whatsoever regardless of how it is caused arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or the use, accessing, downloading or relying on any information or other materials contained in this website. This includes the risks of working online (i.e. any damage caused by any computer virus).
These terms and conditions do not exclude The Giving Department’s liability (if any) to you for personal injury or death resulting from The Giving Department’s negligence, for fraud or for any matter which it would be illegal for The Giving Department to exclude or to attempt to exclude its liability. Otherwise they do exclude any actions brought in negligence or otherwise.


The Giving Department operates under the terms of the 1988 Data Protection Act, and we are committed to protecting your privacy. Personal information entered online will be held securely, and will not be used for any other purposes other than those for which you have given us permission.
In disclosing your personal information you agree to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by us. Your personal information will be used for internal administration/analysis, or to inform you about events that we think will interest you.
The Giving Department will never pass your personal information on to third parties without your explicit consent.

Complete Agreement

These terms and conditions contain all the terms which you and The Giving Department have agreed in relation to the use of the website.
Jurisdiction and acceptance of these terms and conditions
This website is controlled and operated by The Giving Department from its offices in England (see clause 1). Any dispute relating to any of the materials contained in this website shall be governed by English law. This includes the construction, performance, validity of these terms and any question about any of the content of this website.
The English and Welsh courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes about these terms or use of the website.
Your continued use of this website indicates your acceptance of these terms.

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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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