How your donation helps

Victim Support is the independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. Last year (2021/2022) we offered support to 845,778 people affected by crime. Our caseworkers and volunteers give free and confidential support to anyone who needs it, regardless of the crime they’ve experienced.

We provide the Homicide Service, which helps people bereaved by murder or manslaughter, and run local projects tackling domestic and sexual violence, antisocial behaviour and hate crime. Our teams work alongside young people affected by relationship abuse, bullying and gang issues. We also deliver restorative justice and work with offenders to change their behaviours.

Our support is free and confidential, and continues for as long as people need us. But we cannot deliver these important services and support without the efforts of our fundraising teams, and donations from members of the public.

We want to support more people affected by crime, to enable them to cope with the devastating effects of crime in the future. With your support, we’ll be able to answer more telephone calls, train more specialist volunteers, and help even more people.

How your money is spent

Any donation you make is hugely appreciated, as it can make a real and vital difference to people’s lives. For example:

  • £25 could help keep a vulnerable burglary victim’s home safe in the future.
  • £50 could help us to provide safe, face-to-face support to a victim of domestic violence.
  • £200 could help us to support a child witness before, during and after a trial.
  • £500 could help us to give ongoing support to a family recently bereaved due to a violent crime.

You can also support our work with victims and witnesses by fundraising or taking part in one of our events.

Who we are

We are an independent charity that helps people affected by crime.

Since we were established nearly 50 years ago, we’ve grown to become the largest charity of our kind in the world, offering free, confidential, and independent support to anyone who needs it.

How we work

While we are a national charity, all of our services are managed and delivered on a community-led basis by local people.

Most of the face-to-face support we offer is delivered by our professionally-trained volunteers. They help victims and witnesses, as well as their families and friends, to move forward from the devastating impact of crime.

People we’ve helped

It was Victim Support that kept me sane by being there for us and helping. I get flashbacks about what we have been through but thanks to Victim Support, me and my wife are moving on from what has happened to us. — Victim of hate crime

Victim Support has been there for us 24/7, for the medicals, at the hospital, throughout court – there’s nothing I can do to thank them enough. My support worker has helped me through the tears and the anger – she’s been a life saver, and all the help has made us stronger. — Victim of sexual assault

To find out more about how you can help support our work, email the fundraising team.

Make a monthly or one-time donation to help people move beyond crime.

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