Starting Point Supporter/ Partner

Brighter Futures for Children

We receive the majority of referrals through Brighter Futures for Children plus we work together to strategically meet identified needs in Reading Borough.

Blagrave Trust

The delivery and growth of Starting Point’s programmes are sustained through multi-year funding support such as that awarded from The Blagrave Trust

Royal Berkshire Hospital

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust support our Navigator programme within the hospital and are great advocates of the service we offer

Thames Valley VRU

The Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit financially support the Navigator programme, working with 13–24 year olds who attend A&E for violence and risk taking behaviour.

Anglo American Ambassadors For Good

An exciting partnership with Anglo American’s ‘Ambassadors For Good’ programme which aims to use funding and skilled volunteering for a project working with Action Media

Starting Point Supporter

Allchurches Trust

Generously gives financially to the project. The Donation has helped get resources for our mentoring hub.


AMITO have sponsored a young person as they journey into education, employment or training.

Starting Point Supporter

Berkshire Community Foundation

Berkshire Community Foundation have supported the project for over 4 years both financially and through ongoing advice and support.

Children In Need

Inspiring Futures is a joint funding programme between the BBC Children in Need and the Youth Futures Foundation

Starting Point Partner

European Social Fund

ESF awarded Starting Point a grant to mentor young people from BAME communities and women who face disadvantage.

Starting Point Partner


Elevate are supporting our Action Media programme, a young person led production company.

Starting Point Supporter

The Longleigh Foundation

The Longleigh Foundation have committed to financially supporting Starting Point for 3 years, enabling the project to scale up delivery.


McDonald’s are supporting us by providing mentoring support and work opportunities for some of our young people.

New Life Church

Starting Point continues to make an impact in the lives of local young people with the support and partnership of New Life Church in Milton Keynes

Starting Point Supporter

Great Place Scheme

The Great Place Scheme support our Action Media programme, a young person led production company.

Pattern Church

Starting Point values the support and partnership of Pattern Church in Swindon to continue to reach those most in need in the community

Gateway Church

Starting Point values the support and partnership of Gateway Church in Swindon to continue to reach those most in need in the community

Kiriath Trust

We are grateful for the ongoing support from Kiriath Trust which allows us to sustain our delivery of the Starting Point mentoring programmes.

St James’s Place Charitable Foundation

Starting Point are grateful to the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation for a grant which is supporting our Advance Programme, mentoring young people aged 11–19 to thrive in education and their community.


PEGA UK have enabled some of their team to share their skills over 3 days at Starting Point as part of their CSP.

Starting Point Partner/ Supporter

Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council support our Action Media programme, a young person led production company.

The Rank Foundation

The Rank Foundation have generously awarded Starting Point a grant from their Covid-19 Recovery Fund 

Starting Point Partner

Reading Family Church

Reading Family Church are the co-founders of Starting Point. In addition, the church generously gifts the project and provides valuable mentors.

St Laurence Church Charities

St Laurence Church Charities Annual Trustees’ donations continue to shape the lives of young people and enable transformation


SEGRO’s Centenary Fund gave us a grant enabling the project to reach more young people.


Starting Point are thankful to Shoosmiths making a generous donation towards our Aspire Programme in Milton Keynes.

Wiltshire Community Foundation

Starting Point Swindon has been kindly supported through The Wiltshire Community Foundation Coronavirus Response & Recovery Grant.

Thames Valley Police

Starting Point work closely with Thames Valley Police who regularly pass us referrals, support what we do and the services we provide.

Youth Futures Foundation

Youth Futures Foundation is committed to supporting young people from diverse backgrounds to access and progress into meaningful work whilst highlighting and removing systemic barriers to employment and progression for young people.


Partnering with Reading Borough Council to add value to our Action Media Programme, giving young people the opportunity to gain qualifications.