Trusts and foundations

Our work is made possible through the generosity of our supporters including charitable trusts and foundations. You can choose to support the overall work of Resurgo or to support one of our key programmes.

We build strong, impactful partnerships with trusts and foundations and together we’re tackling some of the most difficult social issues, such as youth unemployment through the Spear programme, and transforming thousands of lives as a result.


Interested in finding out more about our work?

Why support us

Our holistic approach, focusing on soft-skills and attitude, alongside the long-term change we bring about for young people sets us apart. Read more in the FAQs below.

Tailored to you

Our team provide a personal service, working with you to find the best fit between your objectives and our work to bring about sustainable change. You will have a key contact and receive tailored proposals and regular reporting. Support from Trusts & Foundations of all sizes makes a real difference to our work.

See our work in action

The best way to find out more about us is to meet our amazing young people and coaches. Get in touch to arrange a visit to the Spear training room or attend a Spear Celebration

Why support Resurgo and the Spear programme?

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Track record

Since launching the Spear Programme in 2004, over 6,000 young people have gone through the programme, and consistently 75% of those who completed the first six weeks of Spear (Spear Foundation) have not only gone into work or further training but remained there a year later.

Our unique coaching approach

The Spear Programme was written by a former corporate coach who tailored the corporate coaching model to the needs of disadvantaged young people. This approach empowers young people to take responsibility for their futures. Our Head of Coaching is a Master Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation, the highest level of coaching accreditation.

Holistic approach

The initial 6 weeks of Spear focus on soft skills to help trainees tackle attitudinal and behavioural issues. It is about changing the mind-set of disengaged young people, challenging and supporting them into a positive commitment to work or further training. We aim to bring about a long-term change in our trainees, through equipping them with the tools to build resilience; negotiate conflict; manage their emotions; and take responsibility for their actions.

Ongoing support

Following the initial six weeks, trainees have access to further job search support through tailored one-to-one coaching sessions, including some group sessions, working with them on their communication skills, job applications and interview preparation, until the young person has secured employment. Once in work, coaches also provide support to iron out any issues that may arise. At an appropriate time, they help trainees to start thinking about progressing in their career – whether by doing more hours, taking on more responsibility or moving to a job with better career prospects.

Work with employers

We partner with employers, including Burberry, EQ Investors (Financial Services), to provide employment opportunities to young people that wouldn’t necessarily be accessible to them. We also run a ‘Hire Me’ event six times a year, where young people have the chance to meet directly with local employers who have live job opportunities available. Additionally, we help our young people to get on apprenticeship schemes at leading companies, such as Accenture and Cisco.

For further information, please contact Ella Pugh-Smith, Trusts & Foundations Manager at

My team and I work with about 80 social enterprises and charities a year on their impact measurement and reporting, and Resurgo stands out above them all. From the rigour of how they’ve devised and articulated their vision to the focus on impact measurement they’ve built within the team… [Resurgo] goes straight to the top of the class.

Steve Coles, founder and Managing Director, intentionality CIC

More than most charities, Resurgo uses data-driven, state-of-the-art performance management systems and practices, as well as externally conducted evaluations in order to hold itself accountable to the young people it serves.  Indeed, there are very few organisations in the social sector that I admire as much as Resurgo.

David Hunter, International consultant to the nonprofit sector

Tuixen has been impressed by many things about Resurgo […] Above all, the skills of the Resurgo team; their care and desire to support everyone as an individual and the confidence and self-knowledge displayed by the young people once they’ve received this support.

Tuixen Foundation, supporting Resurgo since 2015

After speaking to over 30 youth employment organisations internationally, we were very impressed by Resurgo’s use of data and approach to impact management. Resurgo has a true understanding of its beneficiaries and the outcomes they wish to realise.

Rosanna Thomasoo, New Philanthropy Capital