giving makes you feel good and can help society’s most vulnerable.
There are lots of different reasons why people choose to give to charity. Some of these might help you decide who you’d like to give to:
- It could be a reason close to your heart, or you might have personal experience of the charity or the work they do.
- Giving benefits society’s neediest and most vulnerable, bringing us closer to the society we want to live in.
- Some people give because it’s an important part of their religion, like Zakat in Islam or Tzedakah in Judaism.
- Some people like to set an example, and donating yourself often encourages others to give too.
- You can receive tax relief on your donations, meaning they go further and help more.
- All tax payers in the UK can receive an extra 25% on top of their donation through GiftAid making your donation go even further and help even more people.
but why give to us?
Every year we need to raise over £100,000 to continue our support for the countless victims of Hate Crime we deal with each month.
Victims of Racism, Ageism, Disablism, Religious-based attacks, Homophobia and Transphobia deserve free and confidential support. We see everyday the negative impact Hate Crime has on society and we work tirelessly to push for a better world for everyone.
A legacy of support
A lot of our services and projects we do involve work that can often span many years. Even our opened cases with hate crime victims can be open for over 10 years. This means that the donations we receive often have a wider legacy as they form part of a longer commitment to fighting hate.
- We supported 732 victims of hate crime. Sadly, this included working with a family whose loved one was lost to a racist murder in Weston-super-Mare.
- We worked with 14 schools, colleges and universities including: Castle Primary, Farrington Gurney Primary, Fairlawn Primary, Newbury Manor, Norton Hill Secondary, Redmaids’ High School, Roundhill Primary, Royal High School Bath, Shoscombe Primary, St John’s Catholic, St Mark’s Secondary, University of Bristol, University of Gloucestershire and Yeovil College.
- We continued to grow and deliver our Every Victim Matters project. A free, specialist casework service for victims of all types of hate crime in Somerset, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset. Our Outreach Workers have begun to recruit and train up a network of local residents and agency workers to become allies.
- We continued to lead Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Service , working in partnership with five other organisations; Bristol Mind, Brandon Trust, Off The Record, Resolve West and Bristol Law Centre.
- We worked with the Diversity Trust and Swan Advocacy to deliver training, education and empowerment sessions – and reach out to even more LGBTQ+ and disabled people who face hate crime.
- We had 129 people attend our cultural awareness tours, opening each attendee up to a diverse range of speakers and cultures.
- We delivered training to organisations including, Age UK, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Avon Fire and Rescue Service, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, Bath and North East Somerset social workers, Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare, Bristol City Council, BrisDoc, Bristol Drugs Project, Clearsprings Ready Homes, Creative Connex, EcoSurety, Gloucester City Council, Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership, Milestones Trust and the Montpelier Health Centre.
If you’d like to give to SARI to support our work you can make a one-off or recurring donation using the form below. Or, if you’d like to raise money to help support victims of hate crime and discrimination, why not look at our fundraising page for a few tips and ideas?