1 in 4 women in Northern Ireland will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Having your support allows us to work with women and children to improve their lives, and work with the wider community to challenge attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate domestic abuse.
We are always very grateful for any donations we receive. Throughout the year we run specific appeals for donations, however you can donate securely through our trusted donations platform Enthuse via the buttons below all year round, or alternatively via our JustGiving page.
Charity fundraising is regulated by law so please be aware of the rules. When you are fundraising for Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid, please state that you are acting “in aid of” Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid. This just means that you are independent of us. Please also make sure that your fundraising materials and posters that include our logo include the line: In aid of Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid, Registered with Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC 106099, HMRC No: XT3255 and Company Reg No: NI020807. To use our logo the event must be compatible with our ethos and values. Suitable fundraising events include sponsored walks, cycles, climbs, swims, quiz’s, tea parties etc. If you are unsure if your fundraising idea is suitable, please contact us to discuss at firstname.lastname@example.org
MATCHED GIVING If you are an organisation fundraising for us, some employers operate a matched giving scheme where they will match what any employee raises £ for £ or up to an agreed amount. Find out whether yours does. Our publications, banners etc. may be available for use at your event but this is not guaranteed. As you can appreciate in this financial climate, our focus is to support as many women and children as possible and not invest unnecessarily in promotional merchandise.
Thank you for raising funds to support our vital work with women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Here’s how to make sure your sponsorship reaches us: ONLINE The simplest and easiest way to raise funds for Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid is by setting up an online JustGiving fundraising page or using ours to donate at https://www.justgiving.com/blwa. We also use a platform called Enthuse https://belfastwomensaid.enthuse.com. JustGiving and Enthuse pay any money you raise through their sites over to us and are registered to collect gift aid on our behalf. TOP TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR JUSTGIVING PAGE: • Upload a photo and add more as you progress along your fundraising journey • Set a target to motivate both yourself and your supporters • Tell your story – let your supporters know why you are fundraising and why you have chosen to support us • Email your contacts. Ask people who are likely to be most generous first, as it will set the benchmark for the rest! • Post about what you are doing on Facebook and include a link to your page • Tweet your page and ask your followers to retweet • Thank your supporters and let them know what their support has meant to you and what a difference it will make to us • Contact your local press – tell them what you are doing and ask them if they could promote your page BANK TRANSFER Please contact us as appropriate to request bank details to facilitate a bank transfer. When making the transfer Please use ‘Event Name & Surname’ as your reference and also send an email to email@example.com letting us know the amount and date of the payment transfer, so we can ensure it is processed correctly and a thank you sent to you. CHEQUE Please make your cheque payable to Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid, ensuring your cheque is marked clearly with your name and the name of your event on the reverse. Then please send to us at the address below: Finance Team Belfast & Lisburn Women’s Aid 30 Adelaide Park Belfast BT9 6FY 02890 666049
We are always incredibly grateful when we receive donations of items from our local community and businesses, however due to limited storage space we ask that before you bring any items to our offices, you check whether we currently need anything specific with us first by checking the list below, which we update on a regular basis. If you wish to double check, you can call us on 028 9066 6049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to check.
Unless otherwise specified, donated items must be new with tags/in their box/unopened please.
Currently we are looking for the following items to be donated:
(List last updated October 2023)