Advocacy Counselling Helpline


“It’s so good that there’s a service like SARSVL.”

Donations are vital to the continued running of our services.

Leeds Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity
We so are 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.

If you would like to donate to the Lord Mayor’s Chosen Charity Just Giving Page please visit here.

As a guide… every £1 donate and raised supports a survivor in Leeds

£5 – covers the cost of a service user’s round trip to SARSVL, one that enables her to access the support she needs

£15 – covers the cost of one childcare session for a woman who would not otherwise be able to attend a counselling session

£45 – covers the cost of an interpreter for a woman whose first language is not English, or who has a hearing impairment

£100 – covers the cost of group supervision for our volunteer counsellors, once a month

£360 – covers the cost of one Helpline volunteer for one year, enabling us to provide free, anonymous and confidential emotional and listening support to women and girls affected by child sexual abuse, rape and sexual violence of any kind, at any time

£975– covers the cost of one Counselling volunteer per year, enabling us to provide dedicated specialist therapeutic support to adult survivors of sexual violence

£715 – supports a service user access all financial support available to attend 8 sessions of specialist face-to-face support from a counsellor, a Helpline volunteer or an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)

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

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Financial Donations:

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.

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Other Support:

If you can help us distribute printed materials about SARSVL around Leeds please contact us by email and we will send out a pack to you or sign up to our mailing list here to find out more about what help you can give.

Become a Friend Of SARSVL

Support us to support women and girls in the Leeds area by donating time, energy and imagination via organising or participating in fundraising events. Find out more here.

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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.

Call us free on
0808 802 3344

Your call should be answered immediately during our opening times, unless we’re on another call. If we’re closed or on another call you can leave us a message and we’ll call you back.