By making a major gift to Children 1st, you will be transforming the lives of hundreds of vulnerable children across Scotland.
We appreciate every donation, of all sizes, yet major gifts can have a significant impact on the lives of children across Scotland. Thanks to dedicated donors, thousands of children in Scotland suffering abuse or trauma are supported to lead safer lives, grow up in strong, resilient families and have access to early help when and where they need it.
You can choose for us to direct your support wherever it is most needed, or you can donate towards a project or region close to your heart. We have a range of projects across Scotland where your support will make a significant difference today:
Our philanthropy team work closely with major donors and philanthropists to reach, support and protect more children in Scotland recovering from abuse or trauma.
As a valued supporter, you will be assigned a dedicated contact within the team. You will have opportunities to meet with our teams and attend our events. You will also hear first hand from the children you are supporting through regular, tailored updates, showing you the impact your support is having.
How to give
There are a number of ways you can choose to support vulnerable children in Scotland.
- To make a significant difference to vulnerable children in Scotland today, get in touch with our dedicated philanthropy team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 446 2300.
- Set up a regular gift: By giving monthly – or however frequently suits your preference – we can plan ahead and ensure more children can be supported when and where they need it most.
- Become a Children 1st Patron: the Patrons Club brings together like minded people who share a passion for supporting Scotland’s children. If you would like to find out more or register your interest in joining the Patrons club, please email: email@example.com
- Give via your Trust or Foundation: Many of our supporters choose to set up a major gift via their Trust or Foundation. If you would like to arrange this, please contact the team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a higher rate tax payer?
If you pay tax above the basic rate, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and basic rate on your donation.
For example, if you pay tax at a rate of 45%, a gift of £10,000 will only cost you £6,875. However, thanks to Gift Aid, this same donation is worth £12,500 – supporting even more children in Scotland to recover from trauma or abuse.