Our Funding

Our work is funded in a variety of ways - see below for details.

DONATIONS
As a registered charity (no 1036478), a large proportion of our funding comes through donations from individuals and churches who support our work. We have a core committed group of supporters who give regularly (monthly, quarterly or annually) to us - they are our Diamond Givers and Diamond Churches - click to find out more. Other individuals and churches choose to give one-off donations rather than commit to regular giving - more information about one-off gifts is available alongside information on regular giving, here. Individuals who donate to us and are tax-payers can, of course, sign a declaration enabling us to claim Gift Aid on their donation from the government.

GRANTS
We receive some funding in the form of relatively small grants from funding bodies - applying for grants is a time-consuming process and we are grateful to our funders, including 2:28, The Anchor Foundation, The Yorkshire Baptist Association, The Craig Charity for Children and 
The Fred Towler Charity Trust.

PAYMENTS
A small number of schools decide they would like to pay for the services we offer, including some assemblies, workshops & lessons, the Re:percussion Project, and Refugee VoicesHowever, the vast majority of what we do is offered free at the point of use and is not paid for. This is a founding principle of the Trust, enabling us to take light into dark corners regardless of ability to pay.

ONLINE FUNDRAISING & FUNDRAISING EVENTS
We have several online fundraising initiatives, enabling our supporters to raise money while they shop and search online - find out more here. We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year, which have recently included a fashion show and fundraising dinner parties - find out more here