Every supporter makes a difference
The government pays us fees to care for disabled people, both in our services and in their own homes.
But this money only pays for the basics. So, through our supporters, we raise money to go the extra mile.
Where the extra money came from during 2014-15
- Gifts in wills: 42%
- Companies and trusts: 18%
- International institutions: 16% (this income is used for our work overseas)
- Local community fundraising: 10%
- Individuals: 9%
- Other activities: 5%
The extra money pays for disabled people to enjoy their local communities. It helps them take up new hobbies, and connect with other people.
These activities aren’t just nice to have — they’re the things that make life vibrant and meaningful.
The difference our supporters make
Our supporters are incredible. Some raise money by running marathons, some leave a gift in their will and some make donations.
Others are volunteers who give their time to work with disabled people in our services. And some companies help fund projects like our Can Do volunteer programme.
Now our government funding has to go further than ever, these donations from our supporters are vital. Without them, we couldn’t achieve our mission of enabling disabled people to live fulfilling lives.