Hope found through employment
The Stanhope Foundation funds charities whose work helps people find hope and pride through meaningful employment.

About Us

Stanhope is committed to creating a positive impact on the built environment as well as the people and communities that it affects. As one of the leading creators of workplaces in the UK, we understand the profound impact employment has on the physical, mental and economic wellbeing of places and people.


For this reason, the Stanhope Foundation was set up to partner with charities that have existing employment-focused programmes in place. These include helping people getting into work for the first time, or after a prolonged break, or tackling work-related issues due to ill health. We, alongside a growing number of industry support partners, work to raise awareness and funds for these charities. With our help, more people can find pride, hope and success through their work.

What We Do

The money we raise goes directly to our charity partners’ employment programmes. Over the last year, this has helped fund 411 coaching sessions, 680 online skill sessions, a Cancer Support Specialist, sessions that have supported 70 people to manage post-treatment challenges, as well several other advice and coaching sessions. These include benefits advice and psychological support for those worried about their jobs as well as workshops for HR managers to help them support staff who have been given a cancer diagnosis.

Our Charities

The charities we are currently working with are:

St Mungos

St Mungo’s firmly believe in a recovery-centred approach to ending homelessness. At the heart of everything they do is their mission to empower people to live fulfilling lives and prevent homelessness in the future. Their Recovery College is a 12-month programme that helps their clients get and sustain meaningful employment through workshops and 1-2-1 sessions with a Stanhope Foundation funded progression coach.

Maggies

In the UK, 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. The majority of people with cancer need additional practical, emotional and social support to complement the excellent medical treatment that the NHS provides. Maggie’s provides this support for free, including a ‘Back to Work Scheme’ for people living with cancer.

The Princes Trust

The Prince’s Trust changes the lives of hundreds of young people across London and support more across the UK through employment programmes and confidence building workshops. By supporting their Team programme, Development Awards and Get Hired events Stanhope Foundation are responding to the current needs of young people and are having a meaningful impact on their lives in the long term.

The journey so far

As a company, we have the collective viewpoint that where there’s an opportunity to make a positive contribution, we don’t hesitate to take it. That’s why we launched the Stanhope Foundation in 2021 so we could make a tangible positive impact helping people reach their potential and find hope and pride through meaningful employment.


Since its launch, the Foundation has raised over £530k alongside its generous partners. We have been able to help thousands of people on their journey into employment and enabled hundreds of hours of engagement to raise awareness for our charities’ causes. The Foundation has also enabled its partners employees to share their time, skills and expertise on a voluntary basis, whether that’s working directly with our charities on the ground, helping them raise their profile, providing work experience sessions, visiting schools or physically volunteering on site for local projects.

How you can help

Our charities are constantly working hard to help people on their journey to meaningful employment. The support given so far has already made a significant impact to the vulnerable people they work with. We believe this is a fantastic base to build on as the Foundation and its impact grows. Together we can make a significant and sustainable impact, and we welcome your support.

Partner with us
Whether you partner with us on a Lead, Support or Participant basis, we welcome your involvement.

Donate to our cause
We are seeking an annual pledge from our Partners so that we can make a significant and sustainable impact, develop meaningful relationships with our charity partners, and report to you on the lives of those we help.

Give your time
We have a large range of opportunities for you to donate your time and expertise so that you are able to experience first hand the difference you can make.

Participate in our events
We run awareness raising and fundraising events all year and encourage you and your colleagues to join us.

If you are interested in learning more or want to be involved, please click here to download our brochure. You can get in touch with us by email at stanhopefoundation@stanhopeplc.com

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