Fundraising

Fundraising is vital to Autism Initiatives so that we may continue providing the very best services for people with autism in our care, their families, friends and carers.

Why we need your help

As a service provider charity, Autism Initiatives receives the vast majority of its income from grants and fees charged to Local Authorities for support services. However, when we first establish a service, we need to find money to either purchase a building or refurbish one so that it meets the sensory and environmental needs of our service users. The Local Authorities do not pay for this through their fees, so we need to raise the money from elsewhere.

Individuals

Lots of people support us in many ways from volunteering to bag pack at a local supermarket to jumping out of airplanes!  Whatever you are planning to do we can help, please contact us.

Make a donation

The easiest way to do this is to click on the Donate Now link and follow the instructions. Online donations are managed by JustGiving who are experts in secure capture and processing donations in this way.  If you prefer to donate by post please make your cheque payable to Autism Initiatives UK and send to the Fundraising Office at the address on the contacts page.  To make your gift even more valuable to us you can download a Gift Aid Form here.

Make a regular donation

A regular gift no matter how small, can help us to plan our projects for the years ahead.  If you would like to set up a regular direct debit payment, you can download a Standing Order Form here.

Legacies

Perhaps you may consider leaving a gift in your will to Autism Initiatives.  A special gift like this really makes a difference to the way we are able to plan ahead for the benefit of our service users. Please contact us if you are thinking of leaving a gift in this way.

Shares

We would be delighted to receive any unwanted shares in any quantity – large or small. Giving in this way means that you can support us without making a dent in your bank balance and you could even make substantial savings on your Income Tax too. Please contact us if you would like further information.

Companies

Donations from corporate organisations and their employees are hugely important to us.  We aim to work in partnership with companies that help us, wherever possible supporting any activities with branded merchandise, PR and staff visits to services as appropriate.

A great way of supporting us is by adopting Autism Initiatives as your chosen charity of the year.  This gives us the opportunity to establish a real partnership with the company which results in the best possible feel good factor for staff and positive PR for the company involved.  There are a huge number of ways we can work in partnership – Payroll Giving, match funding, sponsorship or a straight forward donation. Please contact us today to discuss how we can work together.

Charitable Trusts

Grants from Charitable Trusts and Foundations have been, and continue to be, enormously important to us. They can vary in size from £500 to  £100,000 and can be a one off grant or long-term support over a period of years. We have also received grants from Local Authorities; government funds and Lottery bodies.

Fundraising with JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving

Are you thinking of doing a sponsored marathon? Or perhaps you would like to raise money in the name of a loved one:

Why not try creating a Fundraising page or an In Memory page to support Autism Initiatives. We subscribe to both Virgin Money Giving and JustGiving so it couldn't be easier for you. 

  • Email it to friends and family
  • They can donate online easily and safely with a credit/debit card
  • The money goes straight to Autism Initiatives UK

Click on the buttons below to create your page:

Fundraise for us using Virgin Money Giving







Make a fundraising page JustGiving 

Make an In Memory page JustGiving


Further information

If you would like to know more about donating to Autism Initiatives or supporting our fundraising activities, please email us or alternatively call:

Fundraising

Tel: 0151 932 2212