We keep our costs as low as possible. We have no paid staff, no office, no phones, and no marketing budget. The limited operating expenses we have are met in full by a standing donation. That means every penny you donate will go to help someone in Edinburgh.
Our average grant is less than £30. Even the smallest donation means a lot for those with nowhere else to turn.
A donation of £5 could buy warm socks for someone sleeping on the streets, whilst £30 could help a family through redundancy.
One-off donations can be made online by credit or debit card. Simply click on the amount you would like to donate, or enter another amount where shown. If you would like to donate in any other way, such as by cheque or bank transfer, please contact us.
A regular donation of £3 could help a family deal with the extra costs of a child in hospital, and £50 could provide emergency travel vouchers for 150 people per year.
Monthly donations can be set up online using Direct Debit. You will receive an email before each payment is taken, with the opportunity to change or cancel. If you would like to arrange a regular donation in another way, such as by standing order, contact us.
Margaret (53) lost her job as a chef. She secured a new job in a school canteen. She was required to wear black shoes, which she did not have and could not afford. She was told she could not start work without appropriate footwear. We provided a grant of £20 to allow her to purchase new shoes, start work, and provide for her family.
Jill (37) was hospitalised for two weeks. She missed an appointment at the Jobcentre during this time. Her benefits were sanctioned, and she was left with no income for two weeks. We provided a grant of £30 for urgent living costs.