Trusts and Foundations

Charitable Trusts and Foundations are a primary source of Trust income. They play a vital role in more young people rebuilding their confidence after cancer.

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Partnerships shaping futures

The Trust receives no government or statutory funding. We rely wholly on donations and fundraising activities to continue making a life-changing difference to young people in recovery from cancer.

We believe building strong lasting relationships with our funding partners achieves the best outcomes for all – the young people, the funder and the Trust. Through developing a funding model that promotes sustainable investment, we can plan with confidence while showing greater ambition in the range and reach of our activities.

We have been able to plot a strong strategic course that has laid foundations for further growth for years to come.

If you are a Charitable Trust or Foundation interested in working with us, or if you could make an introduction to someone who sits on the Board of one of the UK’s 10,000 Trusts and Foundations, we would love to hear from you.

Working together

Through our partnerships with more than 44 Charitable Trusts and Foundations (2019), we have received grants to meet both the costs of specific voyages or activities, as laid down in the terms of the grant.

We have also enjoyed access to unrestricted regular funding to help us achieve outcomes determined by the Trust with the funders’ agreement.

There is still much to do and we remain highly ambitious for our young people.

We value the importance of sharing the difference such funding makes, and ensure we work with our grant makers to provide tailored updates and reports as desired.

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Better Connections, Bigger Impact - How we're doing

In 2020 we set out 'Our Ambitions for 2020-2022'. But how are we getting on after the first year? Our 'Better Connections, Bigger Impact - How we're doing' report outlines the progress we've made towards building stronger relationships with, and making a greater long-term difference to, more young people living through and beyond cancer.

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Rosa's Story

Lots of us have never had responsibility before, especially while we’ve been in hospital. Everything’s taken away from you, your parents do everything. It’s a chance to learn and develop in a really understanding way.

It's all about getting involved and an 'I can do it' attitude for Rosa, from helping with meal prep on trips to sailing a 46ft yacht.

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