Vasculitis UK income comes entirely from voluntary donations from members and supporters. A considerable amount is received from fundraising activities and from bequests in memory of loved ones who have passed away, usually in the form of donations in lieu of flowers. Without these various forms of income the Trust would not be able to continue with our work of supporting patients, raising awareness of vasculitis, and funding essential vasculitis research.
We have several ways to help make donating easy. You can donate by:
- Debit or Credit card or by Paypal – at Justgiving
- Direct Debit – at Justgiving
- Standing Order
- One off payment
Full details on ways of donating can be found on our Donate pages.
Our Admin and running costs are very low, as we have no offices or overheads. The Trust is administered by eight unpaid Trustees. Most of our costs are for printing and postage. Our surplus income goes to supporting patients, raising awareness of vasculitis and into funding vasculitis research here in the UK.
As a small charity, relying on voluntary donations, our policy generally is to co-fund research work rather than fund the entire research project. Our research grants are peer reviewed to ensure that your donations are spent on research which aims to show benefits to the patient in the short to medium term.
During the past five years the charity has donated over £200,000 in research grants to work undertaken by Birmingham University Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and other hospitals in the UK undertaking vasculitis research. Full details of projects funded by Vasculitis UK or supported by Vasculitis UK can be found in our Research section.