Give to someone in need
Acts 435 is about giving to people directly, to help them bridge the gap when they are facing a financial crisis.
Can you help a specific person in need?
Read stories of the applicants below and give as you feel able. Any amount will make a big difference to someone who is struggling.
You can instead make a general donation and the Acts 435 team will allocate it to the most urgent requests.
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P has had a successful career, working as a head chef for sixteen years, but due to a mental health breakdown, he had to leave the job. When he was at the lowest point in his life, he found himself to be in trouble with the police and served several months in prison, as a result. P is now released from prison and in a better place. He is motivated to get back into work, but needs his right to work to be able to start applying. Please will you help us to get P his birth certificate and enable him to get back on track?
Still £35 left to donateTotal needed £35
R split from his partner about eighteen months ago and had some mental health problems afterwards. At present he is living in a caravan with just his dog. His only income is Universal Credit, which does not cover his day to day living costs. R's fridge freezer is very old, very expensive to run and does not keep food cold enough to be safe. He has asked about repairs, but these are not economical to do. Help to replace it would be much appreciated.
Still £200 left to donateTotal needed £200
X is an older woman who has recently been bereaved of her long term partner and her adult daughter. She discovered that her partner had not being paying the rent correctly and has left her in arrears. X is in receipt of benefits, lives on a low income and struggles to make ends meet. She also has to pay the under-occupation penalty, but is looking to move to a one bedroom property. X has been working with Christians Against Poverty to address her debt and now needs the £90 Debt Relief Order fee so her debts can be written off.
Still £90 left to donateTotal needed £90
This family of two parents and three children is from Nigeria and has no access to public funds. After gaining degrees in the UK, both parents were working but, sadly, mum has had a medical complication and now has lost her sight completely. A recent request donated £180, but unfortunately, the software needed to help our blind client to use the laptop requires storage of 1TB. We need to get further support to be able to provide the correct specifications for her to be able to work with the laptop.
Still £170 left to donateTotal needed £170
M is an asylum seeker who has a degree in Electrical Engineering. He is passionate about his major and would like to study for a Masters and work in the UK. He is required to apply for a Statement of Comparability. M needs your support to be able to afford paying for the National Academic Recognition Information Centres in the European Union (NARIC) fees, as he has no financial income and cannot work, due to being an asylum seeker. This statement will allow M to continue his dreams and start his new life in safety in the UK.
Still £65 left to donateTotal needed £65
Recently released from prison, C has come to us for help getting into work. He has experience working in kitchens so we have secured him a job at a local restaurant, but he has no right to work ID or phone. C needs a replacement birth certificate and a replacement deed poll as his mum changed his name when he was a baby. We also need to buy him a basic smartphone so that he can use the restaurant's app for shifts. C is motivated to turn things around and this job will be a hugely positive step.
Still £95 left to donateTotal needed £95
R has been with Christians Against Poverty (CAP) for sixteen months and has made every effort to pay debts which were built up by an abusive husband, including Council Tax, water and fuel arrears. She has been following a CAP plan for twelve months and has now been offered a job which she very much wants to take. R needs £150 to pay for car insurance to enable her to get to work. This would give her an opportunity to gain some independence and a fresh start.
Still £150 left to donateTotal needed £150
C is a young man who has found himself in a very difficult situation and, up until recently, was left to sleep out on the streets. He is currently staying in our Winter Night Shelter and looking to find work and a place to live. His current phone has slowly been breaking down until yesterday when it completely died. C doesn't have enough spare money to buy a phone that will help him in all the way he needs. He needs to use it to find places to rent, look for jobs and email his CVs.
Still £80 left to donateTotal needed £80
This single man has just completed a twelve step programme in rehabilitation and has secured work. As he has been out of work so long, he does not have any finances to be able to purchase suitable clothing and a travel card for the month. We are looking to support this man with the above, as he keeps engaging with his recovery programme, and to help him on his new life of sobriety and work.
Still £145 left to donateTotal needed £145
Mum, who has epilepsy, is a single parent with two children. She isn't working at the moment and is struggling financially. They would love to have a large outdoor storage box to safely store her children’s electric scooters and bikes. Currently, they have to store them indoors because they are electric and this has led to a clustered living area with not much space for her children to play. This outdoor storage box would also help mum to improve and keep on top of the home conditions.
Still £180 left to donateTotal needed £180
This young man had an accident at work and has been unemployed for some time. This has resulted in major issues with his mental health. He is able to move to a ground floor flat to help with his mobility and will also be able to walk his dogs outside with the aid of a walking stick. This young man in need of a small sofa for his flat. Please can you help?
Still £80 left to donateTotal needed £80
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