I felt despondent, not taken seriously by the police, defeated and frustrated. Finally being taken seriously by my Galop caseworker felt like being thrown a lifeline”
Despite providing support to LGBT people who are experiencing issues with safety and policing for nearly 30 years Galop is not a large charity. In September 2012 cuts to our funding will lead to a 50% reduction in our capacity to support victims of hate crime. We desperately need your help protect our services, which are critical in supporting our clients move on from their experiences with support and the confidence that they can rely on Galop to be on their side.
I would have killed myself if it hadn’t been for Galop”
Every penny raised for us really does make a difference to how many people we can help and how much support we can offer.
Just £10 means that we can answer another call on the helpline.
£30 pays for 1 hour of casework support.
£50 allows us to support someone who has experienced domestic or sexual abuse to meet with a police officer and make a report.
£150 allows us to use community outreach to educate at least 100 people about their rights.
A paperless donation is the most efficient way to donate to Galop. This method of giving keeps our costs to a minimum and gives a huge boost to our our helpline and report services.
If you are a UK Taxpayer using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, Galop will receive an extra 28 pence from the Inland Revenue, helping your donation go that much further.
Below are some of the ways you can raise funds for Galop.
The most helpful way of donating to Galop is to make a regular donation (however small) by standing order as this allows us to be flexible and spend the money where it is most needed when we need it. You can download our Standing Order Form to do this.
DONATE BY TEXT
Simply text ‘GALO30 £10′ (or any other amount) to 70070. All the money comes directly to us.
GIVE AS YOU LIVE
This is a fantastic way of raising money for Galop without having to do anything other than make your usual online purchases. By signing up, downloading a small app to your computer and choosing Galop (also listed as Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Anti-Violence and Policing Group) as your charity of choice, it means that every time you shop online with thousands of retailers – including Amazon, M&S and Lasminute.com – a percentage of your purchase price will go directly to Galop without costing you any extra! Visit www.galop.org.uk/give to view a short video with more information and to sign up.
By clicking the button to the left you will be taken to our BMyCharity donation page. It is 100% secure, there are no charges made, either to us or to you, by BMyCharity for any donations made and there is no need to register or sign up. However, if you would prefer, you can download our Donation Form and return it to us with a cheque or completed direct debit details.
In addition to Galop’s own fundraising events, we encourage people to hold their own events to raise money for us. In the past we’ve recieved generous donations from events as diverse as marathon runners, to cake sales to Roller Derby tournaments. Please contact us if you’d like to hold an event to raise money for us and we’d be delighted to offer advice and support where we can.