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What we do with our funding.

Every contribution we receive is directed to where it can have the greatest impact. Whether that is a pound in a collection box or nappies for our baby bank.

Demand for our services is increasing, and with your generous support we will be able to reach more women and children living with the effects of violence and abuse. We will also be able to extend our training programmes so more agencies and professionals better understand the signs of, and impact of, abuse and are better equipped to support women and children safely. We will also use resources to campaign and lobby the government to create stronger legal frameworks and improve current protective legislation.

Contact our Fundraising Team
A pile of beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts under a tree.

Support the BSWA Christmas Gift Appeal 2019

Our corporate partnerships.

We believe partnership working is vital if we are to put an end to domestic abuse.

Every day we work with agencies, organisations, private and public sector organisations sharing insight and resources to create bigger impact.

We tailor all of our corporate partnerships to ensure that we’re achieving shared goals and meeting objectives.

Whether you are able to donate staff time or financial support, there are many benefits to partnering with Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid.

  • you will be demonstrating your commitment to supporting those in desperate need within your local community
  • you can be assured that your fundraising efforts will directly benefit local women and children in need
  • a committed and experienced fundraiser who will help you to organise a bespoke calendar of events for the year
  • PR opportunities across our social media channels
  • the flexibility to decide which project area you would like to dedicate your charitable donation to e.g. refuge or children’s support work
Contact our Corporate Relationships Manager

Donating items for our Emergency Food Bank.

We have put together a list of items we regularly need for our women and children who seek our support and refuge.

BSWAID Donations List.

This is simply a guide – an idea of the kind of items which prove most useful – if there are other items you wish to donate then please contact our admin team on 0121 685 8687.

Donations can be dropped off at our head office – Ryland House, 44-48 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA.

Contact us about making a donation to our Emergency Food Bank

* DONATE A CRATE *

We have empty donation crates in our Birmingham head office reception area.

Why not collect one, take it into work, invite colleagues to add foodbank donations to it and then drop it back to on your way home?

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BSWA Charity Shops

Donating to our charity shops.

Our charity shops provide vital funds to support our work.   Located in Boldmore, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull, they run on the kind donations of our supporters.We are always grateful of any donations of:

  • adults and children’s clothing
  • shoes, boots, handbags, jewellery
  • books, CDs, DVDs, vinyls, computer games
    toys
  • homewares and decorative items
  • furniture

How to donate items:

  • drop them off at one of our shops in Boldmere or Solihull
  • deliver direct to our Head Office – 44-48 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA
Learn more about supporting our charity shops Contact us

Fundraising.

Organise a sponsored event, put a fundraising challenge on your work intranet, hold cake bake sales or coffee mornings  – these are all great ways to raise money to support our work.

If you are thinking about fundraising for us, we’re always on hand to help. Drop our fundraising team an email and we’ll be happy to send you some great ideas.

Contact our Fundraising Team.

Leaving a gift in your will.

Gifts in wills are very special donations often bestowed by those who have used our services during their lifetime, or have had connections to a woman or child affected by violence and abuse. 

Sometimes simply by those who share our values and vision. 

Whatever the reason, and no matter the size, these generous gifts transform lives, are used to strengthen life-saving services, and will protect the rights and safety of women of children for many years to come.

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“I wasn’t aware of the help that is available – this support from Women’s Aid will enable me to change mine and my son’s life for good.”


– feedback from one of the many women who use our drop-in services every day.

Volunteering with BSWA

We benefit from 129 volunteering hours every week, that’s the equivalent of 3.5 extra full-time members of staff.

Without our volunteers we simply would not be able to provide the support services that we do. Our volunteers are key to every area of our business, from our charity shops through to our helpline. All of our volunteers are integral members of the BSWA team and we can’t express just how much we value the time, commitment and enthusiasm that they so generously donate.

Contact

We are always keen to hear from women who are interested in volunteering for us and currently have opportunities in the following areas:

  • helpline
  • drop-in
  • administration
  • fundraising
  • retail

All role appropriate training will be provided.

Learn more about volunteering with us.

Give with confidence. 

We are members of the Fundraising Regulator. Learn more about our Fundraising Promise.

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Meet some of our superstar fundraisers.

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