Donations are vital to the continued running of our services.
Please donate to our Just Giving Page here.
Thank you so much for showing interest in raising funds for our amazing charity. If you want to support the women and girls that access our services please read on….
We have provided more information about some of the main options below but, if you have an idea that’s not on the list, please do get in touch. We love talking to people who would like to offer help. firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0113 200 2936.
- Give a one off donation
The quickest and easiest way to make a one-off donation is via Just Giving by clicking the link www.justgiving.com/sarsvl/donate or click on the Donate button at the top of the page. You can also make a donation via cheque made payable to Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) and send to SARSVL PO Box 827, Leeds LS1 9P.
- Become a regular giver
If you are able to make a regular monthly or annual donation, that really does make a big difference to our small charity. You can set up a regular giving instruction via JustGiving or contact the office for a Standing Order form. If you are employed, your organisation may already have a payroll giving scheme where donations to charities are deducted before tax and paid directly to us. Contact your HR department to find out if you can donate in this way.
- Fundraising / Charity of the Year
Some of our supporters take part in fundraising challenges or run fundraising events for us during the year – it might be a Cake Sale, a Dress Down Day or, for the more adventurous, they may take part in a challenge event and walk, run or cycle to raise funds. We know that some organisations also adopt a Charity of the Year and raise funds over the 12-month period. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please get in touch with us. If you want to take part in a Challenge Event, please download the leaflet below.
Some employers offer a matched giving scheme whereby they match any money you raise for charity. This can, literally, double the amount we receive. Do ask your employers if they have a scheme in place.
Sometimes, when you make a donation to a charity, you are not quite sure what it will be used for. We have given some examples below of how the £1’s you raise today, can help survivors tomorrow.
- £5000 pays the rent for a counselling room for a year enabling 220 sessions of specialist counselling to take place
- £2500 pays the annual charge on our specialist helpline platform enabling survivors to access confidential support via free phone, email or SMS text message
- £475 pays for eight face to face sessions of trauma informed therapy with a specialist qualified counsellor
- £45 per hour for a survivor to access a specialist advocacy session with an interpreter
- £15 towards childcare to enable a survivor to attend a face to face session
- £4 for a helpline volunteer to support a survivor over one session via phone, email or SMS text message
Leeds Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity
We are so delighted and honoured to have been selected as the wonderful Councillor Eileen Taylor, the Leeds Lord Mayor, Chosen Charity for 2019/2020 – this is a huge honour and incredible opportunity for us and you can find out more here and our response here.
We are even more delighted that the Lord Mayor of Leeds term is now until May 2021 and that SARSVL remains her chosen charity in her second term. All money raised through her Appeal will go towards supporting women and girl survivors in Leeds as we are experiencing an unprecedented demand in services.
If you would like to donate to the Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity Just Giving Page please visit here.
In usual circumstances the Lord Mayor and her chosen charity would be out and about in communities running events to raise funds. These have largely had to stop however, we are planning:
Just One Day: find out about Just One Day here – this annual one day event where local communities, businesses and organisations are encouraged to come together and raise awareness and support fundraising for the Lord Mayor’s charity. Due to restrictions the Just One Day Event 2020 couldn’t take place. For this reason in 2021 we are promoting Just Two Days . The dates for Just Two Days will be publicised in the new year. Alternatively just use our resources and make Just One Day Any Day. The pack includes ideas of fundraising activities and provides resources to support your events or online challenges download a Just One Day pack here.
Final event: Either replicating the very successful Firewalk that was held last year or considering something different like abseiling off the Armories…watch this space for sponsorship opportunities.
To make a donation to the Lord Mayors charity appeal either visit www.justgiving.com/lmca Or send a cheque payable to The Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal to: The Lord Mayor’s Office, 1st Floor West, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR
If you would like to buy something for SARSVL we have an Amazon Wishlist, this covers items of self care or practical things that we need for our offices and can’t afford. Visit our wishlist here.
We rely entirely on donations and a small amount of grant funding to provide our vital service to the women and girls of Leeds – any financial support you can give is very welcome.
If you would like to make a donation to SARSVL please:
Send a cheque made payable to Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) to PO Box 827, Leeds LS1 9PN
Make an on-line donation directly to SARSVL via JustGiving. Or press down hard on one of the Just Giving buttons dotted around the place! Please note SARSVL pays a service fee to Just giving and they deduct a %-age of donations to cover the costs of the platform. For more details visit their website
Give As You Live – compare prices online and a percentage of what you spend can be donated to us. Search for ‘SARSVL’ to choose us as your charity.
A big THANK YOU to anyone who thinks of SARSVL when the urge to get rid of some cash becomes overwhelming, this is such an enormous help to us developing and securing our much needed support service for women and girls in Leeds, but we always need more.
All money raised in aid of SARSVL must, legally, be passed on to us. More information about all forms of fundraising and best practice, as well as legal obligations, is in the Code of Fundraising Practice. We are dedicated to transparent, open fundraising, and are members of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to the Fundraising Promise, and if anyone has any complaints our procedure is here. Fundraising Complaints Procedure