Donate to the Big Give #ChristmasChallenge

One donation, twice the impact.

IDAS has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Every donation made to the Big Give Christmas Challenge between 12pm on Tuesday, 28th November and 12pm on Tuesday, 5th December will be matched, so effectively doubled. One donation, twice the impact.

Please support our urgent Christmas appeal

Christmas is meant to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for the 3,500 women, men and children we support every December, it can be a frightening and isolating time. With your support, we can reach all the victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Yorkshire that urgently need our help.

Each December, we see a surge in calls to our helpline and an increased demand for our services. Victims may be trapped at home, more isolated and with less opportunities to report abuse and fewer routes to safety, and school holidays can mean that children are less likely to get the help they need.

We need your help to raise £20,000 in seven days so that we can respond to this urgent situation. We need to ensure support is available so that victims and survivors in Yorkshire can escape to safety with their children this Christmas.

How your donation will help

  • A donation of £15 will provide an emergency food parcel for a family in need.
  • A donation of £30 will provide a counselling session for a child who has been abused.
  • A donation of £100 will help run our helpline for an hour, so that we can provide life-saving support to people subjected to abuse.
  • A donation of £500 will accommodate a family in one of our emergency refuges for a week.

Every donation, no matter how small, will make a difference.

About IDAS

As the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire, each year IDAS supports over 10,000 women, men and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We receive over 25,000 helpline calls, and provide emergency accommodation with intensive support to over 250 families. We provide refuge support, access to a free, confidential out-of-hours helpline, outreach services and specialist support through the criminal justice system. We are respectful, inclusive and compassionate, and believe that everyone has the right to live a life free from abuse and violence.