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Governance and Funding

Governed by an independent board

Step Up To Serve and its #iwill campaign is led by HRH, The Prince of Wales and governed by an independent board comprising leaders from across UK society. There is also annual support from an Advisory Council. We have young people who sit across our Board of Trustees as well as any steering groups and advisory groups that we coordinate.

Board of Trustees

Our funders

Step Up To Serve is fortunate to be funded through a blend of businesses, philanthropists, trusts & foundations and Central Government.

Currently our core funding comes from the below funders. For anything relating to the #iwill Fund, please see details here.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – The government department supporting the Prime Minister, covering Arts, Culture, the Creative Industries, Sport, Tourism, Heritage, Gambling, boosted by responsibility for civil society, charities, volunteering and innovative financing to create an inclusive economy.
Pears Foundation – Supporting unrestricted core costs and specifically the health and social care strand of work for the #iwill campaign.

Garfield Weston – Supporting unrestricted core costs and specifically the health and social care strand of work for the #iwill campaign.

The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund – Providing essential unrestricted funding in order to support core operational costs of Step Up To Serve.

Eranda Rothschild Foundation – Providing essential unrestricted funding in order to support core operational costs of Step Up To Serve.

Spirit of 2012 – Funding to support the evidence and strategy of the #iwill campaign.

Comic Relief – Funding to support the education strand of work for the #iwill campaign.

Ormiston Trust – Supporting core costs at Step Up To Serve.

We are also lucky to be supported by businesses who make vital contributions, either financially, or in-kind. These include National Grid, EDF Energy, Heathrow, Linklaters, PwC, O2 and DAC Beachcroft.

In addition we have had support form the Civil Service and Defra with secondments and receive separate backing for specific projects such as our work with #iwill Ambassadors supported by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at Birmingham University and the Horizon online mapping tool which is funded by Zing and Centrica British Gas.

We would like to thank all our donors for their continued commitment to our work as we strive to enable ALL young people to take part in social action.