Big Give Match Funding

The Big Give match funding is open NOW!

This year, they are running their #Kind2Mind Campaign from May 14th to May 28th. That means any money donated to or fundraised for us through the Big Give, will be DOUBLED!

This is a fantastic opportunity to maximise the support we receive, and help us to provide survivors with the help they need to better manage their trauma and live healthier lives.

                 “To be able to talk to someone who is non judgmental. Who has never looked at me as a victim. Having someone who listens to me with empathy and understanding of what I have been through.” 

RSACC Specialist Sexual Violence Counselling Client

How to Donate

Donations made to our project via BigGive.org will be doubled during the campaign. If you would like to support our work this year, we highly recommend doing so during this week when your donation will be doubled and make even more of a difference to us.

What do I need to do?

  • Until May 28th you can donate through our Big Give campaign page: Trauma-Informed Sexual Violence Counselling (biggive.org)
  • You can donate using your debit card, credit card or Apple or Google Play
  • Have your 3D secure card details ready when you make your donation.
  • If you are donating over £500, as well as debit or credit card you can also do this through a BACs (bank) transfer. Details are here: Donation Funds – The Big Give
  • You can donate through the button on our page.

What we’ll do with your money

Did you know?

  • Referrals for our specialist sexual violence services have seen their biggest increase – by 47%
  • the North East has one of the highest levels of sexual violence in the country
  • 1 in 4 women has been raped or sexually assaulted as an adult
  • 1 in 18 men has been sexually assaulted as an adult
  • 1 in 6 children has been sexually abused
  • Darlington and Co. Durham has only 1 specialist sexual violence charity
  • Last year we supported over 800 survivors, but could have supported many more if we had the capacity and resources

“Having someone who listened and could be trusted. She didn’t judge me once and saw me as a person. I felt equal and not like a piece of dirt or like someone to be controlled, who isn’t worth anything.”

RSACC Specialist Sexual Violence Counselling Client

Not all our services receive funding. And even those that do, like our counselling and ISVA services, have waiting lists meaning survivors might not always get the support at the time when they need it. And there are also so many other areas of support that we’d like to offer, as well as developing our prevention work.

And your donations and fundraising can help us to provide this much needed support,

as well as helping to STOP sexual violence.

Need Ideas?

From bake sales to sponsored runs, there are lots of ways you can raise money for us. And we’ve produced a handy guide to help: Fundraising Pack.

There are sponsorship forms too.

 

Fundraising

This pack gives you tips and advice on how to make the most out of your fundraising. We appreciate your support.

Download Pack

Sponsorship

Use our sponsorship and gift aid declaration form to collect sponsorship for your fundraising activities.

Sponsorship Form

Donations

Your donations will ensure that survivors receive the care, support and advice that they need. Complete this form to give donations.

Donation Form

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Your hard work and support will allow us to continue our vital work and help even more survivors to come to terms with what has happened to them.

From a quiz night to an athletic challenge– there are lots of ways to get people together to ensure RSACC is always there for the sexual violence survivors who need us.

For more information or to register as a fundraiser please contact us on 01325 354119 or info@rsacc-thecentre.org.uk.

You can set up your own fundraising page for us on LocalGiving here.

Support our campaigning to end rape and sexual violence

Influencing decision makers plays a huge role in ending rape and sexual violence. At RSACC we campaign to influence the people that make decisions locally and nationally to change attitudes and improve support for women and girls whose lives have been changed forever by rape and sexual violence.

By campaigning with us here at RSACC, you can make help us get closer to a world without rape and sexual violence. Find out more about joining our campaigns please get in touch on 01325 354119 or info@rsacc-thecentre.org.uk.