01759 318786 Farm Address: The Joseph Trust Rossmoor Grange Storwood York YO42 4SY



Joseph Trust run two specific services: Mainstream Education Programme and our Young Offenders Programme. Both services are run from

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Running Costs
It costs us £100 per student per day to run our Mainstream Education programme. A significant proportion of our running costs are cov

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Get Involved

We would love you to get involved with us. Whether it’s rolling up your sleeves and doing some weeding, helping us with procurement, or most impor

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Joseph Trust exists to help disadvantaged young people to reach their potential. We work with 10-16 year olds in the York area who have been either excluded from mainstream education or are at high risk of being excluded.

We have a facility on a farm where we teach the children horticulture, woodwork and mechanical engineering in an inclusive and supportive environment.


Our mission statement is


“to empower all those placed with us to reach their highest potential, by helping them into employment, further education or mainstream schooling”.


Have a look around our site to see what we do.

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January 2021 News

January 2021 – Welcome to Pete Crane We would like to start by saying thank you to Dan Beech for his service to The Joseph Trust over many years. He has stepped down as manager and Pete Crane has now taken over this role. It was a challenging first few weeks for Pete with Covid-19 […]

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Sept 2017 – March 2018 Update

We started the 2017 / 2018 academic year in a good position with funding for our young offenders program and a renewed contract from Danesgate.  The autumn term went smoothly and we welcomed back some old faces and welcomed in some new. Since January we have started running an extra day for primary school age […]

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Young Offenders Programme Update

We are very excited to announce that our Young Offenders program is beginning this term. Following a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, we have been able to implement a smaller version of our big vision for working with young offenders. We have funding to take 4 young offenders, once a week, for 28 weeks. […]

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Summer Term 2017 Update

We have had a turbulent term at the Joseph Trust. Following some changes to the amount of days we had funding for, we had to make some sad changes. We are reducing our service for schools from four days to three, and we have unfortunately had to make one of our instructors redundant and cut […]

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Spring Term 2017 Update

We have had unsolicited feedback from two students. Both have issues of depression, and both have said that their time at the farm is the happiest they are in the week. This is what we are here for, that is our prayer – to make young lives better, and that feedback has profoundly affected all […]

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Sept – Dec 2016 Update

We’ve had a good start to the school year here at The Joseph Trust. We started the term fully booked by Danesgate with a good mix of students, each with their individual challenges. We’ve also been approached by another school in York with a view to commissioning us directly. This would be hugely beneficial to […]

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A Road to somewhere…

Welcome to our new site. We hope that you will find it informative and helpful. A lot of work goes into making the Joseph Trust the success that it is today and we couldn’t do it without all the support we receive. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance, but that sometimes, you come […]

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