Working With

The Prince’s Trust

It all began in 1976, when HRH The Prince of Wales had a bold idea. Having completed his duty in the Royal Navy, His Royal Highness became dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK. He founded His Trust to deliver on that commitment.

We believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. So, we help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.

Many of the young people we help are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law.

We have returned £1.4 billion in value to society through our help for disadvantaged young people over the last 10 years alone.

Our free programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. We help them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big 

The Lyme Trust

The Lyme Trust is a charitable organisation which was set up in 1974.  The Trust provides supported accommodation for people living with mental health problems.  We also support people with substance misuse and addiction difficulties alongside any mental health issues.  Our aim is provide a safe, stable and comfortable environment in which people can live. Residents have access to high levels of support and a good quality of life.  The Trust is part of the voluntary sector and has access to a wide network of specialist support.  Volunteers play a large part in the organisation and with their variety of experiences bring a rich cultural element to The Trust.  The management team meets on a regular basis with the board of Trustees to report on progress and exchange views.

The Trust will provide support in a safe environment where people can enjoy living. The fundamental aim of the service is to develop self-motivation and independence in the residents. Through this they will move back to independent living feeling able to manage all aspects of life. 


National Lottery funding

The National Lottery raises money for good causes.

People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. Every time you buy a National Lottery ticket, you help make this happen.

Communities come in all shapes and sizes, and National Lottery funding is there for everyone.

There are 12 distributors of money raised by the players of The National Lottery, which fund projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage, and enrich lives through arts, sports and culture. 

Counselling Directory

When you are going through a difficult time, it can be very easy to keep your worries to yourself and believe that you are the only one experiencing such painful feelings. While we all have our own ways of coping, information and support can make a huge difference.

Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find the support and information you need. Being a team who between us have experienced various mental health issues, we know how it feels to be overwhelmed, isolated and somewhat lost.

Through our own experiences, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives.

Social Enterprise UK

We are the leading global authority on social enterprise.

We are the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK.

We are a strategic partner to 6 government departments and have led public policy on social enterprise for 15 years.

We have unrivalled business relationships working with some of the biggest companies in the UK to support social enterprise through their supply chains, people and networks.

My Community Matters

Following on from the successful My Health Matters programme, we are now linked in and have become part of the nationally recognised Connecting Communities Network to launch My Community Matters throughout the City of  Stoke-on-Trent.

My Community Matters is a community led project working in Stoke-on-Trent, specifically Burslem, Meir, Bentilee and Townsend to empower and connect local residents and public service workers, to develop effective community led neighbourhood partnerships to benefit the people who live and work in the area.

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is a UK business organisation representing small and medium-sized businesses. It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed. The current name for the organisation was adopted in 1991.

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.