Steps to Recovery – Support for Community Champions

‘Steps to Recovery’ offers free sustainability support to civil society and faith-based organisations and their social action leaders (‘Community Champions’) across England – primarily to those which are led by or serving ethnic minorities. 

Steps to Recovery is part of the Government’s ‘Community Champions’ programme, managed by Strengthening Faith Institutions and Ostro Fayre Share Foundation, that supports and empowers grassroots organisations, community and faith leaders. The programme works to make them stronger so that they can better share public health information within their communities. 

Through this programme, we are offering at no cost:

  • A one-to-one information and advice session with up to four days of follow up support, based on a co-produced action check-list to help implement prioritised elements of the advice provided, as well as webinars and workshops on Income Generation, Governance and Communications.
  • Support on project and organisational planning; income-generation and fundraising; reconfiguring existing services; strengthening wellbeing and public health messaging; and planning for a post-COVID world and civil society recovery

For more information, download the brochure:


As a part of Steps to Recovery, we have created resources for the most common challenges being faced by the organisations we are working with. Click on the button below to access the toolkit.


LATEST NEWS: The National Lottery Community Fund have awarded us 18 months funding to further enhance and continue the highly successful Steps to Recovery programme to the end of 2022. This will further support social action leaders from ethnically diverse backgrounds to strengthen their organisations serving vulnerable communities badly hit by the pandemic.