We wouldn't be able to provide essential services to our most vulnerable neighbours without your help. As a small charity, we rely on the support of individuals and organisations to continue to run our dementia daycare, carer befriending programmes and other community services.
There are many ways that you can contribute toward our vital work: Make a donation Become a Friend Come along to an event Fundraise for us Legacies & Gifts in Memory
How our work is funded
We receive annual grants from the City of Edinburgh Council and the Community Health Partnership toward our caring services, but these sources make up only 31% of our income and they are unlikely to increase. We are supported by a number of generous charitable trusts and local people and this makes up 34% of our income. We also earn money (35% of our income) from the rental of rooms to local clubs and organisations (up from just 75 organisations in 2009/10 to 180 in 2012/13) and rents from another 9 smaller local charities that rent offices in the building. (Percentages based on 2012/13 accounts.)
North American Ambassador
The Eric Liddell Centre has an authorised North American Ambassador who supports our fundraising program in the United States and Canada. Please contact him in the first instance if you are a US or Canadian based donor and would like further information on how to donate to the Centre.
Name: Dr. Gene C. Crume
Twitter Account: @gcrumejr
LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gene-crume/10/b07/3b1
How you can help
Fundraise for us
Charitable Trusts & Foundations
Do you represent a charitable trust or foundation, or know of someone who is a trustee of one, who may support us? Some of the UK's biggest trusts and foundations have supported the ELC in the past. We are currently seeking grants from trusts and foundations to help us maintain and grow our services. Please call our Trusts Fundraiser on 0131 446 3318 for chat if you think you may be able to help.
We’re keen to hear from local and national companies about their social objectives and CSR agendas and talk to you about ways we can help you achieve them. Our fundraising team has over 20 years of experience from dealing with multi-nationals to small and medium-sized local companies, so we can find you many ways and ideas in which you and your colleagues can help a well-known local Edinburgh charity.
The Eric Liddell Centre would like to thank the following companies for their support of our services across Edinburgh through their generous donations:
Turcan Connell Solicitors
William Purves & Sons
…amongst many others.
Leaving a Legacy and In-Memoriam Donations
Remembering the Eric Liddell Centre in your Will or through the memory of a loved one are
special ways to support our work.
Leave us a Legacy
Gifts in Memory
Make a donation
We appreciate any level of donation that you are able to give: a gift of £15 helps pay for arts and craft supplies for our daycare clients while a gift of £200 would pay to heat and light the centre for one day. You may decide to give us a one-off gift or sign up to give on a monthly basis. Either way, we are extremely grateful!
There are two ways to make your donation:
Please follow the links below to read more about our support for people living with dementia, their carers and our volunteer development programme:
Mary’s Story – dementia daycare
Lucy’s Story – befriending
Alex’s Story – Volunteer development