Support

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We wouldn’t be able to provide essential services to our most vulnerable neighbors without your help.

As a small charity, we rely on the support of individuals and organizations 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

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Make a donation

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Become a Friend

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Fundraise

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Legacies & Gifts

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Become a friend

Our friends are special donors who contribute £30 a year toward our work.  We thank them for their generous and loyal support with
  • advance invitations to our events
  • occasional newsletters with more in-depth articles about how we use their support
  • A 10% discount on our café serving coffee, tea, homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods

To find out more about becoming a friend, click here or pop in to the Centre for a leaflet.

Thank you for considering supporting our work in this special way!

How you can help

  • Fundraise for us

    Are you training for a charity event? Would you like to raise money for a great cause and give yourself a fitness target too? We are very grateful to the volunteer fundraisers who raise money on our behalf.

    For more information about how you might get involved, please email frontdesk@ericliddell.org for more information. When possible, we are pleased to support these efforts through our social media; so please let us know your plans so we can help you raise even more.

  • 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.

  • Companies

    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.

    If you would like any further information, please contact our Fundraising Team on 0131 447 4520 or email them.

The Eric Liddell Centre would like to thank the following companies for their support of our services across Edinburgh through their generous donations:
Sainsburys
ASDA
Turcan Connell Solicitors
Scottish Widows
William Purves & Sons

How our work is funded

Local people helping us to help others

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 organizations (up from just 75 organizations 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.)

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

After providing for those you care for, please consider leaving just a small proportion of what’s left over to support the work of the Eric Liddell Centre. Every gift, regardless of size, counts.

We appreciate that leaving a gift in a Will is a very personal decision and we promise to respect you and your choices. We are registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, OSCR (SC 003147).

Gifts in Memory

These days, many families decide to honour the life of a lost loved one by suggesting donations in lieu of giving flowers.

These gifts are a special gesture that help further a cause close to the family or loved one.

If you would like more information about organising Gifts in Memory on behalf of a loved one.

For more information about leaving us a legacy, please contact us

You can also keep in touch by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

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