Adopting a project
Make a major donation (over £5,000)
You can help transform the lives of the 4.6 million women who are experiencing domestic abuse today, by making a major gift.
Your gift can fund a specific project, a campaign or an area of work. Each major gift provides support to women enabling them to help themselves, and their children out of abuse for the long term.
We can spread our training further so more agencies and professionals know how to respond to domestic abuse appropriately, and we can campaign and lobby the government to create stronger legal frameworks and protection for survivors now and in the future.
Fund a project
Project example: National Register for Therapists’ & Counsellors’ Group
Since the economic crisis and the cuts in the domestic abuse sector many services have either lost their counselling and therapy services altogether or have had them significantly reduced. There is a national shortage of counselling services for survivors of domestic abuse and very long waiting lists for women to access support.
In the absence of more specialist services, many survivors are sent to generic counselling which often does not meet their needs adequately and in many cases could also place survivors at further risk.
With your gift you could support the therapists and counsellors group, which would provide a space for discussions of the national therapy / counselling provision for survivors and also provide a space for articulation of best practice. Supporting survivors of domestic abuse with bespoke training for counselling and therapeutic services increasing the understanding of the impact of abuse in intimate partner relationships.
Your gift would enable the development and circulation of knowledge surrounding best practice in therapy and counselling. Enabling the register to become a nationally recognised quality mark for specialist counsellors and therapist in the sector. Establishing the specific needs of women (survivors of domestic and sexual abuse) from therapy.
A generous gift of £9,750 could fund an entire project like the National Register for Therapists and Counsellors Group for a whole year, helping to support thousands of women with the support they need to rebuild their lives, now and into the future.
Fund a campaign
Make a gift of £5,000 or more and you can help support one of our campaigns.
Campaign Example: Champions to raise the profile of Women’s Aid member organisations and the life-saving work they do.
The aim of the campaign is to provide local domestic violence organisations with a group of trained, passionate and skilful local campaigners. Building a network of local Women’s Aid Campaign Champions to support local and national campaigns to ensure the expertise and specialism of local services is understood and protected.
You could help 50 survivors of domestic abuse to receive campaign training within this project and for the development of 20 campaign champions in each region (nine regions) to support Women’s Aid services.
Fund an area of work
You can target your support to a specific area of work – policy and campaigning, communications, training or fundraising– or support a theme of work – Education in Schools or Online Abuse Toolkits.
Make a gift of £10,000 or more and your gift will be used wherever the need is greatest within the area or theme of your choice. Your gift could support training and skills development for workers who are supporting survivors of domestic violence, or help a community set up a thriving grass roots campaign network. If your heart is set on supporting children for example, then you could help support The Hideout website which offers online accessible support for children.
If you are thinking about donating to Women’s Aid, please call our dedicated Fundraising Team on 0117 983 7132 or email us at [email protected]