How you can help

From bake offs to bikeathons, there is always a way in which you can raise vital funds for our work helping the most disadvantaged people in society.

There are lots of different ways you can support St Giles Trust as an individual, with your friends as part of a team or with your colleagues through your company’s involvement. In return, we will help you with tips to stay motivated in your fundraising and will keep you regularly updated with news and developments on how your money is benefitting our work.

• Donate Now – donate securely online here.
• By Post – Send cheques to ‘St Giles Trust’ to our registered address: St Giles Trust, Georgian House, 64-68 Camberwell Church Street, London, SE5 8JB.
• By Text – Text 'STGT16 £10' to 70070 to donate £10 to St Giles Trust.
• Give as you Live – If you like to shop online why not help St Giles Trust whilst doing so? Give as you Live is an online comparison site that donates a percentage to charity through any shopping which is done through it.
• Take part a challenge event – we have places available in events such as the London Marathon and other prestigious events. Find out more here.
• Get your company involved – if your workplace is interested in supporting us, we’d love to hear from you. Find out more here.
• In Memory – Giving in memory can pay a lasting tribute to someone important to you. Your amount can be either large or small, be given as an individual or as a group. Please get in touch with us (details below) to find out more
• Leave a Legacy – Leaving a gift in your will can change the lives of disadvantaged people for generations to come. Find out more here.

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your gift worth more through allowing St Giles Trust to reclaim the tax on your donations through the Government’s Gift Aid scheme.

For your donations to be eligible, you must pay income tax or capital gains tax each year that is at least equal to all the tax that charities and CASCs reclaim on your donations that same year. If you pay a higher rate of tax you can claim further tax relief in your self assessment tax return. If you are donating online, simply tick the Gift Aid box on the form. If you prefer to donate to us through the post, simply download and complete our Gift Aid form here and send it to us along with your donation to:

Fundraising, St Giles Trust, Georgian House, 64-68 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8JB

Challenge Events

Why not take part in a challenge event and fundraise for St Giles Trust’s work? We have much sought after places in a number of prestigous races including the RideLondon-Surrey 100 taking place on Sunday 30th July (registration deadline 26 May) and the British 10K London Run on Sunday 9th July (registration deadline 23 June). Get in touch with us asap if you are interested in either events. If you would prefer to wait for the temperatures to cool before undertaking a challenge, we also have places in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 8 October (registration deadline in August).

We also have a range of bespoke challenges involving trekking, cycling, climbing and other multi-challenge events – including the 3 Peaks and London to Paris bike ride – available throughout the year on request.

To express an interest or secure a place in one of our upcoming events, please email and we'll get back to you.

In return for your support you will get your very own St Giles Trust runners vest or cycling jersey, plenty of support to meet your target… plus a big thank you from all of us here at St Giles Trust!

Gifts in Wills

For 55 years, St Giles Trust has been there to support the most disadvantaged people who often fall through the gaps. We are really proud of our achievements, but know we still have more to do. Help us continue our essential work for years to come so that together we will break the cycle of offending.

Leaving a gift in your will can ensure we are there for anyone who needs us for years to come. Gifts of all sizes are important for our future stability.

  • £1,000 could fund an SOS+ session. These sessions will reach hundreds of young people in schools or pupil referral units, teaching them the dangers of gangs. Our target is to deliver at least 100 SOS+ sessions in 2017.

  • £5,000 could pay for two young ex-offender volunteers to undertake the Level 3 in Advice and Guidance and a supported 6-month placement within St Giles Trust, which could lead to a paid role. Trainee caseworkers are our pipeline and key to our success.

  • £10,000 could part-fund a caseworker and team of volunteers to provide intensive casework for young people experiencing multiple barriers to education and employment. With your help, we will prevent the next generation being caught up in a life of family breakdown, crime and prison.

  • £20,000 could secure the continuation of our award-winning SOS gangs programme in West London for a year. This acts as a hub for all SOS activity across North West London.

We know that quick fix solutions do not help the most vulnerable people. Complex problems are not solved overnight. We want to improve people’s lives for good, not offer short-term help.

You can be part of the generation that leaves a better world for people who have no one else left to turn to. The legacy of your gift will have a lasting impact on such vulnerable lives.

What we promise you:

  • Your loved ones come first. We will never try and change this.

  • Leaving a gift in your will is a big decision. We will help you as much as possible and will never pressure you.

  • If you would like your gift to be spent on a specific area, we will make sure this happens.

We are thankful for the compassion of anyone who leaves us a gift in their Will, whatever the value.

For further information please contact Georgina Davidson