Refugee Support Devon’s work with families relocated to the UK via the Government’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme is supported by Devon County Council. All our other services – drop-in, outreach, destitution fund, immigration clinic and education/employment support – are completely reliant for their funding on grants and private donations. All donations are welcome, no matter how big or small, and all contribute towards our on-going work with the local refugee community. We are grateful to everyone who provides donations, it makes a real difference in someone else’s life.
The 400 Appeal
Since 2001 RSD has welcomed and assisted refugees to overcome the hurdles they face to settling in Devon. Whether it’s a simple phone call to sort out a bill, help to deal with complex paperwork or emergency support for destitute asylum seekers, RSD staff and volunteers have been there to provide an efficient and much valued service for our clients. But now we are facing a new challenge: finding the funds which underpin the services we offer. In recent years we have been successful in securing grants, but these sources of funds are fast running out and the competition to secure grant funding has never been greater.
That is why we are starting a major new RSD fundraising initiative in spring 2019, The 400 Appeal. We’re calling it “The 400 Appeal” because we aim to recruit 400 people to sign up to a monthly £10 direct debit to RSD which will enable us to continue to provide the most essential and vital services we provide to refugees and asylum seekers, as described below:
We will be calling on our supporters and friends to help us reach our target of 400 subscriptions. A large number of people have already signed up to this appeal: can you help us build on that number by getting friends, colleagues and others to sign up to RSD? Anyone wishing to join this appeal is invited to e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (01392 682185) RSD: we would love to hear from you. Alternatively you can contact your bank to set up a direct debit. RSD’s bank account details are given below.
Refugee Support (Devon) Ltd., Cooperative Bank account number 6584 9280, sort code 08 92 99.
How else to donate?
Remember to check the Gift Aid box if you are eligible so we can raise an additional 25% from HMRC
Donate Online & Fundraise
It is possible to donate using our online Total Giving link. If you wish to raise funds for us or organise a sponsored event, you can use this link to set up your own fundraising activity page!
We can also now accept donations via the Charities Aid Foundation. Please click on the ‘donate’ button below if you would like to donate in this way:
Donate by post with Gift Aid declaration
We can receive donations by standing order or cheque using the donation form please click here to download the form.
Donating this way allows us to claim Gift Aid where appropriate and does not incur any additional costs to us.
Donate via Bank Transfer
Alternatively, electronic bank transfers can be made using the following details:
Account name: Refugee Support (Devon) Ltd
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account Number: 65849280
Making regular donations
If you wish to make a regular monthly donation please use the paypal link at the top of the page, or contact us by e-mail (email@example.com) and we will send you the appropriate form to send to your bank.
Remember RSD in your will
For advice about how to leave a legacy to Refugee Support Devon please speak to a solicitor or a will-writer. You will need the following details:
Refugee Support Devon, Exeter Community Centre, 17 St Davids Hill, Exeter EX4 3RG; Registered charity no.1143884. Phone 01392 682185. http://refugeesupportdevon.org.uk
If you shop online we encourage you to use the following website, Giving a bit, which gives donations back to us every time you shop!
If you shop at Amazon, we are now an Amazon Smile affiliated charity which provides us with donations with no additional cost to you! Click here to sign up.
Other kinds of donation
We are always happy to receive vouchers that can be redeemed in High Street shops, on public transport services or against household utility bills, however it is best to contact us before you buy these vouchers so we can tell you what we need most. Unfortunately, however, RSD is a small charity and we have very little storage space so we cannot accept donations of clothing, furniture, household goods, toys, food or similar items except in response to our specific appeals. If you have items like this which you wish to donate we recommend you contact RAFT (Refugee Action from Taunton) – you can find them via their Facebook page. If you would like to donate your time by volunteering with RSD we would love to hear from you. Please visit our volunteering page for more information.