Make a Donation
We are very grateful for any one off or regular contributions to support our services, which can be made in any of these simple ways:
Virgin Money Giving—BATIAS has a page where you can make a donation if you click on this link www.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/batias There is also a link at the bottom of the home page on the website.
Mobile Text giving : BATIAS now has a quick and easy way of raising funds, text BATI45 followed by your donation (i.e. BATI45 £10) to 70070!
Alternatively you can send us a cheque: Made out to ‘BATIAS Independent Advocacy Service’ and posted to our Grays address found on the contact us page.
BATIAS receives funding from grants and local authority funding to provide some of our services, however we also aim to raise over £100,000 per year from public donations, to meet this target we do a variety of fundraising activities which you can be a part of.
Fundraising Events: From organising or helping at fundraising events – such as pub quizzes, cake sales or a sponsored run – to adopting BATIAS as your school or business charity, there are many ways you can contribute. Our Fundraising Pack – which is available to download from our website through this link – contains over a hundred tried and tested ideas together with professional fundraising know-how and practical information to help you run a successful event. You can also set up a virgin money giving fundraising page so your sponsors can make their donation quickly and easily, click this link and then click ‘start fundraising’.
5p Collection Box Challenge : These little collection boxes provide the perfect home for your unwanted change, and in particular, your 5p pieces, which research reveals the coin most people love to hate! Small change = Big difference. To request your 5p collection box please contact the Grays office found on the contact us page
Co-op Membership charity giving: you can become a member at your local co-op for just £1 and every time you shop you can raise 1% of your spend for your chosen charity (you can search for charities local to you to find BATIAS Zero 5 club). You can also get:
5% reward on purchases
a share in the Co-op’s profits
the right to vote on how the Co-op does business
Online Shopping: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/batias. It works in a similar way to many other loyalty shopping sites, but instead of earning points when you shop, you raise a donation for your cause instead. You can shop with over 2,000 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. Over 2,000 retailers participate in this scheme, including Marks & Spencer, Argos, Amazon and John Lewis. You can also use ‘Give as you live’ www.giveasyoulive.com/ to make donations to BATIAS whilst doing your online shopping.