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Corporate support

Victim Support is on the lookout for commercial partners who are committed to reducing the effects of crime. There are a number of national and local initiatives in place for interested companies to show their support for those affected by crime. Please contact Ken Madine, our Head of Fundraising and Marketing, on 020 7896 3725.

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Donate - Single gift

It's amazing what a single gift can do:

£15 could help us send essential information to five burglary victims.

£30 could provide training materials for a new volunteer.

£50 could meet a volunteer's expenses for 6 months.

£100 could assist in providing support for a child witness before, during and after a trial.

£200 could help provide ongoing support to a family recently bereaved due to a violent crime.

No matter how big or small your donation, you can help make a real difference to victims of crime.

You can make a single or regular credit card donation online using the service provided by our charity giving partner, Justgiving, or you can make your donation by filling in the single gift donation form [pdf]. Please print this and send it to us at: Donations, Victim Support, Freepost BEL 3764 London SW9 6BR or fax it to 020 7582 5712.

Donate - Regular gift

Just £2 a month can make a real difference.

A donation every month will help us support victims of crime both now and in the future. Knowing that you'll be supporting us on a regular basis helps us to plan for the future with greater confidence.

Making a regular donation is an ideal way to help us. You can make a monthly donation by standing order by completing this Victim Support regular donation form. Please complete this form and post it to: Regular Giving, Victim Support, Freepost BEL 3764, London SW9 6BR.

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Gift Aid

Give more for nothing!

If you pay tax, you can make your gift worth almost a third more at no extra cost to yourself, through Gift Aid. This means for every £1 you give, we can reclaim a further 28p back in tax. It couldn't be simpler to set up. Just sign and date the Gift Aid declaration at the end of single gift donation form or regular donation form.

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Giving shares and investments

Two organisations can make it possible for anybody to make share donations to charity. They are Sharegift (www.sharegift.org) and The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) (www.cafonline.org).

ShareGift, the share donation charity is an independent registered charity (1052686) that makes it easy to donate both large and small holdings of shares for the benefit of UK charities. Hundreds of UK charities, including Victim Support, have benefited from their support and expertise.

ShareGift specialises in accepting donations of tiny, unwanted holdings of shares that would otherwise be uneconomic to sell. ShareGift collects donations of these unwanted shares until they have enough to sell. The money that ShareGift creates is used to make donations to other UK charities. You can suggest a charity to be considered by ShareGift for a future donation.

ShareGift can also assist people to make larger share donations to benefit a charity of their choice. There is no charge if you give shares to ShareGift. More detailed information is available on the Sharegift website.

CAF also enables people to donate shares to charity. It offers a number of options to a potential share donor. Share givers can donate their shares, for CAF to sell, and then open a CAF charity account, into which CAF put the money (after charges) from the sale of these shares. The donor is then free to decide how to donate this money. Donors can also, from the outset, nominate specific charities that they would like to see benefit from their share gift. In addition, it is possible to benefit charities by selling shares to CAF for less than their market value. CAF also give donors the chance to set up a CAF Charitable Trust. To learn more about CAF, visit their website, or to investigate in greater detail the options they offer share donors, visit www.allaboutgiving.org.

Making a share donation is both an effective way to support charities like Victim Support and a tax-effective way of giving to charity. UK taxpayers may be able to claim income tax relief on the value of the donated shares and there is no gain or loss for Capital Gains Tax purposes. More information on the tax relief available for share donations can be obtained from the Inland Revenue (www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk/pdfs/ir178.htm).

If you are interested in giving shares to Victim Support, please contact Ken Madine, Head of Fundraising at the National Office on 0207 8963725/ken.madine@victimsupport.org.uk.

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Payroll giving

Payroll giving is a simple way to make regular donations direct from your gross pay.

By arranging with your personnel or payroll department to make a monthly donation from your salary, your gift will go even further. This is because your donation is deducted from your salary before you pay tax. This means to give us a gift of £5, it will only cost you £3.90. Also the government will add an extra 10p for every pound you give. So your £3.90 donation is actually worth £5.50 to us!

If you are interested, please have a look at setting up a payroll giving scheme.

If you would like to give to Victim Support by payroll giving, simply call the payroll giving administrator on 020 7896 3718 or email us on fundraising@victimsupport.org.uk.

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Trusts and foundations

Charitable trusts and foundations are major supporters of our fundraising and we rely on their support to develop many of our services.

The grants we receive range from twenty pounds to over a quarter of a million. Some trusts and foundations support us with a one-off gift while others support us for three years or more.

We are most grateful to all our supporters, large and small, for everything they have helped us achieve. Without them we would not have been able to develop our essential work with victims and witness of crime.

If you are a charitable trustee we would welcome the opportunity to discuss ways in which we could work together. Please contact the Fundraising Team on 020 7896 3718.

If you would like to find out more, please read Trust support.

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