Philanthropy & Trusts

Thanks to long-term partnerships, Refuge has been able to underpin and develop a network of innovative services that meet the complex needs of women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Talk to us about your goals for giving and we’ll work with you to make the biggest impact.


Refuge is incredibly grateful for each and every donation we receive. As a supporter, you will receive regular updates as well as invitations to exclusive events to keep you connected with our work. Your personal relationship manager will provide a tailored journey for you and share the impact your support is having on women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Our team will work closely with you to understand your motivations and identify what area of our work interests you the most. This could be supporting a specific service, or allowing us to direct your donation to those areas of our work with the greatest need.

We’re incredibly grateful to all our supporters for their generosity and helping us to shape a world where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch.

Charitable Trusts and Foundations

Charitable trusts and foundations work closely with a dedicated member of our staff who reports on the impact of your grant, and provides opportunities to engage with our work supporting survivors.

Through a close partnership, you’ll receive…

  • Monitoring of projects to highlight how many women and children are benefiting from the funded work
  • Regular, tailored reports on the progress of a project and our work in general
  • A comprehensive evaluation at the end of a grant to illustrate how funding has made a tangible difference to the lives of the women and children we support
  • Opportunities to meet and talk with project staff
  • Regular invitations to events, webinars and panel discussions
  • Acknowledgements in our annual review and accounts

Would you like to learn more? Get in touch.

To find out more about how you can support Refuge through a charitable trust or foundation, please email the fundraising team.

1 in 4 women in England and Wales experience domestic abuse during their lifetime

1 woman every 5 days is killed by an abusive partner or ex in England and Wales, on average

25,000+ women and children were supported by Refuge last year

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