Corporate Partnerships: Helping to empower Young People & Prevent Youth Homelessness
We work alongside a wide range of companies to develop outstanding mutually-beneficial partnerships.
Young people are our future workforce and, with your help, we can enable more young people to become thriving members of the community. Unemployment rates are three times higher for 16-25 year olds compared with the rest of the population. With our range of education and employment services, 78% of the young people we support become work ready.
Every £1 invested in Step by Step’s work generates £5.60 in social value returned to the community.
Our transformative work wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our work-based partners. Corporate partnerships are a fantastic opportunity to make real impact on local young people facing homelessness.
We loved the idea of Sleep Out and decided, after being a part of Step by Step's (my colleague, and I have manned the registration desk for the last 2 years), that we wanted to run one ourselves. 'Sleep Out so others don’t have to' really encapsulated what the event was all about.
Ali Robertson-Fox, Chair and Funding Manager, ADP UK Community Matters
It is an honour to support a charity providing appropriate housing, emotional and educational resources that will give these young people the opportunity to tackle their challenges with dignity and to flourish in the next stage of their lives.
Steve Harding, Director, No Fear Bridge
Step by Step is wonderful organisation that we are proud to work with and we are delighted to support the Jingle Jog. A number of people from our office are taking part and looking forward to donning their Santa hats and antlers in support of a great cause.
Sheona Boldero, Chair of Penningtons Manches' Charitable Foundation committee
Zurich Community Trust have been supporting Step by Step since 2014 providing both funding and volunteers. The relationship has continued to grow with the Zurich Farnborough and Zurich Whiteley offices completing gardening and decorating projects annually as well as both offices now choosing Step by Step to be one of their charity partners for the next few years.
Kerry Chambers, Zurich Cares Programme Manager
With building homes at its heart, Croudace Homes supports charities which assist those in need of housing, including young people requiring emergency accommodation. We are delighted to partner with Step by Step who offer valuable support to young people in urgent need, and help turn around their lives.
Paula Parsons, Corporate Affairs Manager, Croudace Homes
Fluor is a keen supporter of the excellent work that Step by Step does. The charity's impact and the way they work is truly inspiring. They are very communicative and regularly update us with stories and figures that can be used to keep employees engaged.
James Hayward, Communications and Community Relations, Fluor
Partnering with Step by Step supports local young people going through hard times. There are great benefits for you in the workplace. Working with Step By Step can help engage your team, attract more customers to the business, and develop the value of your brand.
Our strategic partnerships go beyond simply providing team building activities for you and your team. We work to build partnerships which make a lasting difference. As a Step By Step corporate partner, you can help deliver change by bringing services to local communities, whether that is by funding a key post or implementing a new initiative that gives a brighter future for young people going through hard times.
Our dedicated corporate partnerships manager will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs as well as helping you make a lasting impact to your local community. We provide impact reports which illustrate your support and, where appropriate, we will include photos and case studies which can be shared with your colleagues.
Croudace Homes run a pre-Christmas ‘end of year’ initiative, where for every private house sale completed in the month of December, they donate a generous £150 to Step By Step.
Since 2013, Croudace Homes has donated over £34,000 to support our work. Their contribution has made a tangible impact, creating opportunities and brighter futures for young people who had been facing homelessness.
At Step By Step, securing safe and suitable accommodation is the very first step of support for a young person towards transforming their life. It’s a solid platform from which to access our personal development opportunities and specialist support to lead to independent living.
No Fear Bridge
Since 2015, No Fear Bridge has chosen Step by Step as their adopted charity and donated over £31,000. This year they have focused their contribution towards our training and development work.
Steve Harding, Director at No Fear Bridge, speaks about why they are so passionate about supporting our mission and explains that there is a lot of synergy between the ethos of No Fear Bridge and Step By Step, "No Fear Bridge recognises that young people between the ages of 16 and 25 are at a critical stage in their lives. They are forming their sense of who they are and what they are about and if the right support and tools are offered it can unlock their potential for the rest of their lives. We believe that training and development are part of every stage of life and are passionate about supporting others who are finding innovative and ways of facilitating learning and development that can suit each young person with their own particular hopes, dreams, learning styles and challenges.
It is an honour to support a charity providing appropriate housing, emotional and educational resources that will give these young people the opportunity to tackle their challenges with dignity and to flourish in the next stage of their lives."
Penningtons Manches Charitable Foundation
In 2017, Penningtons adopted Step By Step as a charity partner. As supporters of our 'Jingle Jog' in Basingstoke, it meant that every penny raised from the event went directly to improving the lives of young people.
Sheona Boldero, Chair of Penningtons Manches' Charitable Foundation committee in Basingstoke said, “Step by Step is wonderful organisation that we are proud to work with and we are delighted to support the Jingle Jog. A number of people from our office are taking part and looking forward to donning their Santa hats and antlers in support of a great cause.”
ADP have supported Step by Step for the past 3 year through their on-going staff activities, including hosting their own company Sleep Out event which raised over £4,000.
Ali Robertson-Fox, Chair and Funding Manager – ADP UK Community Matters, said, "We loved the idea of Sleep Out and decided, after being a part of Step by Step's (my colleague, and I have manned the registration desk for the last 2 years), that we wanted to run one ourselves. 'Sleep Out so others don’t have to' really encapsulated what the event was all about."
We can provide plenty of fundraising ideas for you and your team, as well as lots of fundraising resources you can use. We have a number of exciting events throughout the year that the team can join, including our famous annual Sleep Out. We can also support you if you would like to put on an exclusive event just for your organisation.
Adopting Step by Step as your company charity helps us create brighter futures for more young people. Whether a long term partnership, a marketing partnership, a year-long adoption, or a one off contribution to a project, we will provide you with an Impact Report to show you how your support has helped local young people.
We need to raise £650,000 a year to provide all of our services to make a real and lasting impact; empowering young people and reducing and preventing homelessness.
In 2016-2017 we supported a total of 1,845 people and reached a further 3,500 through our Peer Education and Community Presentations. We are aiming to increase this number to 1,930 people supported and increase our extended reach to 5,000 people.
We are innovative and passionate about what we do. The need for our services is not decreasing, in response, we aim to increase the number of young people we support. Our ambitious growth strategy has enabled us to support many more people; since 2011 the number of young people we are working with has risen by 450%. We’re now empowering young people to transform their lives throughout Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Dorset.
Our corporate partnerships give Step By Step the stability to grow and sustain the quality of the services we provide. We hope that you will share our desire to support the next generation of workforce to thrive by investing in them today.
Our Work So Far
invested in our work is transformed to £5.60 in social value to young people and the community.
of the young people we support become work ready.
young people accessed accommodation, specialist support, and personal development services last year.
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