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.
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.
Shop Online: You can now shop online for BATIAS clothes such as a zippered fleece hoodie top, a polo shirt or a round neck sweater with the BATIAS logo. BATIAS receives 5% back of all purchases, so this is a great way to support BATIAS.
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.
You can also take part in the Essex Lottery for £1 a week and raise funds for BATIAS, whilst having a chance to win up to £25,000. The draw is pulled each week with a guaranteed 9 cash prizes. https://www.essexlottery.co.uk/support/batias