12 Days of Christmas for Charities – Help a Good Cause in your Area

Make a Difference this Christmas

Over 350 charitable projects are currently fundraising through The Good Exchange platform.  On this page we’re featuring just 12 from across the UK – one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas.  They’re all fundraising for causes that desperately need your money.  Please take just 5 minutes to have a look and do give generously.

If you are a Trust, Foundation or Business and would like to give a grant or donation to a specific category of charitable causes or charitable project(s) or create a ‘match-fund ‘ to incentivise donations by doubling the amount of money raised – please contact us.

If you want to donate to a project in your area but you can’t see one listed below – you can find hundreds of other Projects Seeking Funding’ here.

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Facilities for people who have had strokes or head injuries – Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey

If you live in Hampshire, Berkshire or Surrey and have a stroke or know someone who has had a stroke, treatment could be at Frimley Park Hospital.  The Frimley Health Charity is fundraising for a new building to support stroke or head injury patients with rooms for speech therapy, psychology assessments, an outdoor space for gardening projects and specialised equipment such as wheelchairs and therapy equipment.

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Food bank ‘crisis foodline’ and rural transportation costs – West Berkshire

Providing emergency food to those in crisis in rural communities is an expensive job.  West Berkshire Food Bank is fundraising to continue its ‘Crisis Foodline ‘telephone support service and to cover the high transport costs of collecting and delivering much-needed food and other supplies.

Just £10 will deliver a food parcel to one family in crisis this Christmas.

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Greenham Trust
Mobility equipment for disabled kids – UK wide

1 in 17 children in the UK have a disability and my AFK is fundraising to help physically disabled children move around by providing prohibitively expensive mobility equipment.

£5,000 will give mobility independence to 1 physically disabled child.

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Foster care for pets whose owners have been domestically abused – Bath and NE Somerset

Anyone fleeing domestic abuse worries about what's going to happen to their much-loved family pet.  Southside Family Project is fundraising to provide volunteer foster care for these much-loved cats and dogs in a safe environment.

£70 will support a cat and £120 will support a dog for one month.

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Drugs – Telling kids the truth – England and Wales

Every child should know about the dangers, laws, health and social implications of drug and alcohol abuse. Drugwatch Foundation (DWF) is fundraising for school-based workshops and information packs.

Just £2.00 will enable a child to be educated about the risks of drug abuse and £10.00 will inform 5 children.

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Help children and adults combat hate crime with persona-based dolls – Brighton & Hove

Storytelling with Persona Dolls helps children to understand social issues such as hate crime and discrimination. Persona Doll is fundraising to expand their programme.

Just £49 will enable 1 child to go through the complete course and equip their school with the dolls and skills to continue to run the programme themselves.

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Supported housing for the homeless – Slough

Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC) is fundraising to provide supported housing for homeless people, offering them a home with 24 hour emergency cover alongside coaching for living skills, medical treatment, a support network and a chance of employment, helping each person to get back to a successful and independent life.

£3,675 will transform the life of one homeless person.

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Syrian Sisters helping women refugees to adapt to British life – Oxford

Many Syrian refugee women escaping from the devastating war arrive in the UK facing a new language and culture with no friends or support network. The Syrian Sisters charity is fundraising to run workshops on accessing health services and eating healthily and to provide mentoring, school holiday camps for women and children, basic IT skills, driving theory and access to employment.

A £5 donation pays for a 1 hour support session.

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Darcey’s Dream memory boxes for children who have lost a sibling – UK Wide

Darcey's Dream, set up in memory of Darcey Williams who died in February 2017 when she was just 9 weeks’ old – is raising money to be able to give sibling memory boxes to all chidren across the UK who lose a brother or sister through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death syndrome, illness, infection, accident, or terminal illness to help them through the grieving process.

A £17.51 donation will buy and fill one memory box.

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Non-profit junior football club fundraising for pitches & clubhouse – Shelf, West Yorkshire

Shelf Juniors in West Yorkshire is a non-profit football club that enables over 250 children and adults of any gender, ethnicity or ability to play football despite not having a clubhouse or any football pitches of their own.  They have planning permission for a clubhouse and 5 pitches but need to raise £50,000 towards the cost.

DONATE NOW to make a difference to the lives of children, youths and young adults in West Yorkshire.

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Life skills & support to prevent crime & social exclusion – Lambeth

Lambeth Action for Youth offers essential life skills and support to children and young people to divert them from crime, gang-rivalry and social exclusion.  They are fundraising to pay for multi-media workshops (Music Production, Film Production and Photography) for young people aged 8 to 25 with disabilities, barriers to learning, special educational needs or NEET.

A £6.66 donation will allow a young person to attend a workshop.

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Give disabled people & their carers a break – UK Wide

Carers desperately need a break from the daily routine but don't want to leave those they care for. Revitalise Respite Holidays is fundraising for essential respite breaks for 50 disabled people and their carers across the UK - helping to improve their wellbeing and quality of life by enabling carers and their loved ones to have a joint break at specially equipped and staffed centres.

It costs less than £1,000 to send a carer and the  person they care for on a much-needed break.

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Greenham Trust