Who We Fund

We fund Independent Domestic Violence Advisors and Prevention Workers across the UK:

  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) are trained domestic violence workers who deal with the most high-risk cases – those cases where the victim is in danger of serious harm or death. IDVA’s liaise directly with the police, social services and courts in order to protect individual victims and their children, as effectively as possible. They save thousands of lives each year.
  • Prevention Workers are trained to educate children and young adults (male and female) on healthy relationships and the types of domestic violence in order to raise awareness, foster healthy attitudes and break the cycle of abuse.

How are we different?

  • We are the only charity that gives solely and directly to the services that help women and children victims of abuse.
  • We are a grant-making charity ‘with a twist’ – with expertise and objectivity to analyse the domestic abuse sector, identify gaps in services, and coordinate with grassroots organisations to put our initiatives in place
  • We acts as a nexus between donors and community organisations, providing direct access to on-the-ground organisations and adding value by matching donors’ interests to vetted organisations, thus ensuring undertakings are successful.

At the Sara Charlton Foundation, we fund organisations dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic abuse across the UK. Over the past 5 years our beneficiaries include:

My Sister’s Place: Providing holistic support to domestic abuse survivors in Middlesbrough with over 20 years of experience. Services include advocacy, counselling, and legal assistance.

Women’s Aid Leicestershire: Offering refuge, community support, and specialised services for domestic abuse victims in Leicester, with a focus on ethnic minorities and post-refuge resettlement.

Women’s Aid London: Supporting survivors with mental health, substance abuse, and immigration issues through practical and emotional assistance.

NDAS (Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services): Offering confidential support and tailored aid to domestic abuse victims in Northumberland, empowering survivors and educating communities.

Her Centre: Addressing domestic abuse in London, particularly focusing on marginalised women, with services including advocacy, peer support, and trauma counselling.

DASH (Domestic Abuse Stops Here): Providing grassroots support in Slough and promoting awareness of healthy relationships through educational initiatives.

EVA Women’s Aid: Offering comprehensive support to women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence in Redcar & Cleveland, including counselling, housing, and legal assistance.

Resolute: Providing long-term support services, including group meetings and online support, to help women regain control over their lives and empower each other.

WWIN (Wearside Women in Need): A specialist domestic abuse service providing direct services, training, and community events across Wearside.

Rising Sun: Addressing domestic violence in Kent by offering advice, support, and therapeutic counselling services, while also promoting healthy relationships through educational programs.