Donate

There are two ways to donate to WERS online: donations via Virgin Money Giving go directly to fund WERS project costs; donations via JustGiving go directly into WERS’ Hardship Fund. Donations can be ‘Gift Aided’ on both Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving. Please note that no donation to WERS will be put towards any marketing or fundraising costs.

Click here for our Virgin Money Giving page.

Click here for our JustGiving page.

Project Costs: the changing climate

Up until now, WERS has been very successful in securing the funding it needs for salaries and running costs from a variety of trusts and foundations, many of which have supported WERS with a succession of grants over a long period of time. Last year WERS recognised that its fundraising strategy needed to adapt to a changing climate where there are fewer big funders and increasing client need. We have been exploring a wide range of funding sources, including crowdfunding, increasing individual giving and support from businesses, as well as trusts and foundations on which WERS has principally relied for its project funding in the past. Individual donations are going to play a key role in securing WERS’ future.

To set up a regular donation for project costs, please click on the Virgin Money Giving link above and select ‘regular donation’ or alternatively to set up a regular standing order, please complete the following forms:

  • Gift Aid form (which allows us to benefit from an extra 25% on every donation made by a taxpayer).
  • Banker’s Standing order (you take this form to your bank to set up the standing order). Or set it up yourself using Internet Banking (but please send us the Information Sheet above to let us know who you are).

The first two forms should be returned to the WERS office, either by email to info@wers.org.uk or by post.

The Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund is an important part of our service, originally set up to purchase items which otherwise clients could not afford – shoes, nappies, and dictionaries for example. However, the fund has become the sole means of support for increasing numbers of clients. During financial year 2019-20 £72,434 was given out to destitute clients.

To set up a regular donation for the Hardship Fund, please complete the following forms:

  • Gift Aid form (which allows us to benefit from an extra 25% on every donation made by a taxpayer).
  • Banker’s Standing order (you take this form to your bank to set up the standing order). Or set it up yourself using Internet Banking (but please send us the Information Sheet above to let us know who you are).

The first two forms should be returned to the WERS office, either by email to info@wers.org.uk or by post.

Need help?

If you are unsure of how to donate or encounter any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to call or email us for help.

We are still extremely grateful for one-off donations by cheque, which should be sent to our office.

We are always in need of basic toiletries and cleaning products for our destitute clients (shampoo, shower gel, deodrant, toothpaste/ toothbrushes and antibacterial wipes/ products).

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