Trusts and Foundations.

Step One Charity has incredible partnerships with a variety of trusts and foundations which support our work and trust us to further their charitable objectives.

Grant funding is pivotal in facilitating innovation and growth at Step One and we are grateful to each and every trust or foundation which has contributed towards improving mental health in adults across Devon.

Projects supported by trusts and foundations:

  • BeWell@StepOne mental health self-management
  • CFO3: support for people leaving the justice system
  • Integrating psychotherapeutic practice into frontline services
  • Developing supported living accommodation for people with long-term mental health problems, neurodiversity or dual diagnoses
  • Ensuring mental health staff are themselves supported in their wellbeing

Unrestricted funding

Unrestricted funding is vital to Step One as it offers the charity the flexibility to apply funding to where it is needed most. Innovative opportunities can often become visible to those whose work is deeply embedded into the expertise of everyday delivery; those working on the ground can recognise emerging areas of need. Unrestricted funding offers the means to quickly respond to these developments and address local or national crises.

“Funding from trusts and foundations has enabled my team to offer vital training opportunities to people leaving the justice system. This generosity has set people up to break the cycle of crime and gain meaningful employment in their communities.” – Emma, CFO3 Project Manager

Our partners


What you can expect if you are a partner trust or foundation:

  • A promise to further your charitable objectives
  • To apply any grant responsibly
  • Honest and open impact reporting
  • Opportunities to visit the charity and any project you support
  • Support to publicise your organisation and/or donation should you wish

If you are a trust or foundation or would like to find out more about grant funding at Step One, please contact our Fundraising Manager using the button below.

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