Grants and Donations
CARIS Islington services are supported by grants and donations from individuals, trusts, and churches. However, the reality is that we never have quite enough money. Since Covid 19 donations have decreased and even more so when the cold weather shelter was closed for 2020 season due to restrictions. BACS payments are accepted and cheques can be sent in the post but as we are all working remotely it may not be cashed promptly.
Click here for our bereavement service fundraising leaflet
which includes a standing order form
How you can help
Caris is registered with various online websites including some for fundraising. Please explore these and ask your friends and relatives to do so too. For example, we are registered with ‘Just Giving’ which facilitates charity donations when people undertake sponsored events including marathons and expeditions and we are also registered with our Localgiving page You can also donate using Paypal Giving Fund, Stewardship and other giving organisations.
Or click here to link to our Localgiving page or our easyfundraising page
Give a Donation
We are grateful for all donations, big or small. If possible please use BACS. All donations go to CARIS general fund unless you tell us. Please email [email protected] 7 if you are paying by BACS and if you want to specify that your donation should go to the Cold Weather Shelter, Adult Bereavement or Children and Young People Bereavement, so that when we see it on the bank statement we know who it is from and can allocate it to a specific fund if relevant
Click on the PDF below to download a gift aid form, as this is a way for us to make extra money from your donation.
Use the easy fundraising search engine when you are surfing on the internet and you will raise funds for us. We don't get much for each 'search' but all those pennies add up and you don't have to do anything except choose us as your chosen charity the first time you use the easy fundraising search engine. Click here to go to the easyfundraising website. Scroll to the bottom of the page and under 'raise funds' click on easy search. You can also do the same with amazon smile and Give as you live. ‘easyfundraising’ allows us to benefit when supporters do online shopping.100s of retailers and companies are signed up including shops and utilities and other retailers and services which will give us a % of the purchase price with no extra cost to the individual. Why not use easyfundraising for your Christmas shopping?
Have a look at how we are doing with our "easy" fundraising by clicking here to see our easyfundraising page
Winter fuel Allowance
Is there anyone receiving this allowance to help pay their heating bills who feels they really don’t need it and could instead donate some or all of it to Caris? The winter fuel payment is between £100 and £300 depending on your situation.
A lot of people don't make wills but if you are planning to make one, please remember us, so that your generosity can continue, even after your death.
If you are in employment, and your organisation supports charities, or has a corporate giving programme, why not ask them to support Caris? Some businesses also have match funding for charities.