Philanthropy and corporate giving
Donate as a business or major donor
We are grateful to have developed ongoing relationships with a number of organisations, from large corporates to small businesses, and with individuals able to give more substantially. Their support has enabled us to develop our work more flexibly, innovatively and strategically and in new geographical areas, without the constraints that one-off grants can often bring.
We warmly welcome individuals, trusts, foundations and organisations to join our work through regular donations, one-off gifts, funding specific projects and pro bono work opportunities. Perhaps your organisation has a Charity of the Year scheme that you could nominate us for, or a Charitable Foundation or Trust that might like to donate or ‘adopt’ us as their charity?
If you would like to explore working with us, we’d love to hear from you to see how we can develop a mutually beneficial relationship.
The bronze, silver and gold support packages below are indicative of what your donations could fund. We also show how we could support organisations and their employees. However, as a small team we have flexibility to adapt these to your situation and your organisational needs – so please don’t feel constrained by these suggestions.
Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
What your donation would fund each year:
2 student workshops and 1 ILYM play performance
5 student workshops, 5 ILYM play performances and 3 parent/carer workshops
£1,000/month or £12,000/year
4 student workshops, 5 ILYM play performance. 2 parent/carer workshops, 1 teacher-training session and 1 part-time fundraiser
How we could support your organisation:
1 workplace drug education workshop per year, in addition to opportunities for employees to undertake individual/team challenge fundraising events
1 workplace ILYM performance and 1 drug education workshop in addition to opportunities for employees to undertake individual/team challenge fundraising events
1 workplace ILYM performance and 1 drug education workshop in addition to discussing an organisation-specific fundraising challenge for your team.
Fund a specific project
ILYM Play performances
The spring tours of the play that tells Dan’s story, ‘I Love You, Mum – I Promise I Won’t Die’ are the most powerful element of our drug education programme but also the most expensive. Each performance costs approx £750 – schools make a contribution towards the cost but 75% of the costs are funded from trusts, grants and donations.
Our trained Drug Educators are at the heart of our delivery. In academic year 20/21 they worked in 158 state and independent settings, speaking to over 18,000 students and 1,300 parents or teachers.
We plan to recruit a dedicated fundraiser to join our team to help us to increase our core income base and raise project funds. The post would aim to be self-financing within 18 months but will require an initial investment. These growth-steps can be difficult to finance for charities of our size, so if you’re able to help we’d love to hear from you.
Core support team
Our core support team is a small but versatile group who make it all possible – organising school bookings, coordinating the team of drug educators, preparing online materials, managing the finances, termly newsletters, applying for and reporting to external funders, website, governance, supporting key events and so much more. School budgets are increasingly tight, so their contributions don’t fully cover our essential core.
Pro bono support
The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation depends on grants and donations in order to deliver our multi-component drug and alcohol education programme. We are very grateful to the many wonderful people and organisations who continue to support us, both financially and otherwise. See our Thank You page for further details.