There are three ways to help us get the resources we need to support the refugees and asylum seekers in our region. They are making a financial donation, donating goods that can be helpful to our new neighbours, and getting other people to contribute. It’s also possible to make a financial contribution for free when making online purchases (see EasyFundraising below).

Making a financial contribution

Assisting families while they rebuild their lives in the UK is priceless, but it does have a cost. Although DAR relies exclusively on volunteers for all its activities, we incur many other expenses in delivering our services and organising our initiatives.

How do we use the money?

We are an entirely volunteer-run charity, which means all our funds are directed to helping refugees and asylum seekers. We do not use donated money to pay salaries. Regularly, we need resources to purchase English-language teaching materials, snacks, drinks, and stationery for our weekly drop-ins and outings. The real challenge, however, is finding the funds to offer some limited help on an ad hoc basis whenever a family faces an urgent need. For example, this could be:

  • help with buying school uniforms or
  • help with buying household goods and furniture for a new home
  • when asylum seekers face eviction after attaining their refugee status

How can I donate?

You can pay money directly into our bank account. This is the best method, as there are no transaction fees, and all the money you donate goes to DAR. We accept (and appreciate) regular donations via standing order. You can make a one-off payment or set up a standing order via online banking using the following details:

BANK: COOP

Sort code: 08-92-99

Account number: 65833937

Payment reference: DARDONATE or the name of a project you’d like your funds to go towards

Donate via the Big Give

You can also donate one-off amounts via The Big Give. Click on the button below to donate. Any amount is welcome and is much appreciated.

Donate Now Via The Big Give

Donate without spending money!

There is also a way to donate without spending any money. Easy Fundraising allows you to do just that! How does it work? Let’s say you are about to book a holiday for the family or purchase something online. You can head to the link below and browse through thousands of retailers to see if you can find what you are looking for. Once you click on the retailer link, you’re redirected to their website, and they pay DAR a small referral fee. One of our Trustees once donated £40.00 while booking a holiday, without spending anything extra on their purchase. Great, isn’t it?

Donate For Free Via EasyFundraising

Donate reusable goods

We used to collect all kinds of goods that can help a family be comfortable in their new homes, but we no longer do this regularly. We now occasionally collect specific items when some families we assist inform us that they require them. We post these requirements on our Facebook page, so you can check there if you have anything that you wish to donate.

Organise your own fundraiser!

Through Just Give, you can organise your own fundraising event for DAR. This could be anything, from quizzes to sponsorship. Thank you for your support!

Get Started Via Just Give

Help spread the word!

Another great way to get other people to donate is by spreading the word about our work and referring them to our website. Follow us on Facebook and share our posts with your friends. Talk about what we do with your families — sometimes, the old-fashioned way works just as well!

New ways to fundraise

We are working on new ways to enable our supporters to help. For example, you will soon be able to request donations for DAR for your birthday on Facebook. We’re also open to fundraising suggestions. Please get in touch if you have ideas!

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