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Why Does Victim Support Scotland Need Donations?

Victim Support Scotland receives a range of funding, including grants from the Scottish Government and Local Authorities which underpins our ability to deliver services. However, as an independent charity, we value our ability to represent the interests of victims and witnesses of crime without external influence.

In addition, demand for our services continues to grow and we want to expand the kinds of services we’re able to offer. Without our own fundraising efforts, we could not meet that demand or develop our services as we identify new requirements. We therefore aim to diversify our funding.

why donate? (image: Women talking)Did you know?
  • £50 per month could train one volunteer who’d support many people affected by crime (we train 200 volunteers each year)
  • £20 per month could help provide ongoing support to families bereaved by a violent crime
  • £10 per month could assist us in giving support to a child witness throughout a trial
  • £25 enables a trained volunteer to provide one-to-one help to a victim of crime
  • £10 answers another call to the Victim Support Scotland Helpline
  • £5 could help fund leaflets that give key information to victims and witnesses

We spend your money wisely. For every £1 that is donated to Victim Support Scotland, 95p goes towards the support of victims of crime, 4p contributes towards our administration costs and 1p supports our continuing fundraising activity.

Ways to Donate

There are many different ways to donate to support our work:Ways to donate - Five people wearing victim support tabards

  • Make a regular donation online – visit the Justgiving website and select ‘Make a monthly donation
  • Make a one-off donation online – visit the Justgiving website and select ‘Donate
  • Text VSSC00 £10 (or any other amount of money) to 70070 to donate on your mobile phone
  • Make a donation by telephone using your credit or debit card by calling our National Office on 0131 668 4486
  • Send a cheque payable to “Victim Support Scotland” by post to the National Office address below
  • Leave a gift in your will
  • Make a donation in memory of a loved one
  • Give in Celebration
  • Donate through your Payroll

You’ll find additional details about these ways to donate below.

Address for Postal Donations

The Fundraising Team
Victim Support Scotland
15/23 Hardwell Close

Gifts in Wills

Leaving a gift in your will is a simple process. You can find advice about doing this on the UK Government website.

Giving in Memory

An online tribute is a great way for friends and family to commemorate, celebrate or simply remember someone special, with their donations benefiting victims and witnesses of crime, through the work of Victim Support Scotland.

You can create a tribute fund for your loved one on the Justgiving Website.

Give in Celebration

Why not ask family and friends for donations as an alternative to presents to celebrate a birthday, wedding or other special event? Visit the Justgiving Website.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is an easy, tax-effective way to give to charity - so it costs employees less to give more. The system is easy to opt in and out of, giving donors full control over their giving.

If you don’t have a payroll giving or workplace giving scheme at your place of work, encourage your employer to start one. There are a number of agencies approved by HM Revenue & Customs that can work with your employer to set-up a scheme. Your employer can find more information here.

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