One donation, twice the impact: Big Give is LIVE!

From midday on Tuesday 8 March – midday on Tuesday 15 March
, SARSVL has the chance to DOUBLE any donations we receive up to £25,000 through the Big Give Women and Girls Match Fund.

That means every pound donated through our campaign page for this one week only will be matched at no extra cost to you or us, having twice the impact for women and girls in Leeds:

We’re reaching out to valued friends and supporters like you to ask you to help our small staff and volunteer team make the most of this exciting opportunity.

Donate now and before midday on Tuesday 15 March at

And / or…

  1. Tell all your friends, family, colleagues and networks
  2. Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn, share our posts, and tag others who might share them too
  3. Print, display, share our campaign poster with QR code, and ask local businesses to put one up
Hear about the impact of SARSVL’s services from our former service user and current Trustee, Rosemary

The difference this will make

If we manage to raise the full £25k (and have it doubled to £50k!) we’ll spend it on outreach work to help us support more women and girls who need our specialist services but don’t currently engage with them, including sex workers and homeless women.

Even if we don’t reach this ambitious target, any donations we receive during the week through our dedicated campaign page will still be matched, and will go towards sustaining our existing services, for example:

£475 pays for eight one-to-one sessions of trauma-informed therapy with a specialist qualified counsellor

£45 is the hourly rate for an interpreter to support a survivor whose first language isn’t English to access a specialist advocacy or counselling session

£15 lets us cover childcare costs so a survivor can attend a session

Donate now and before midday on Tuesday 15 March at

How it works

  • Every donation received through this page from midday on Tuesday 8 March – midday on Tuesday 15 March will be matched by Big Give at no extra cost to the donor or SARSVL, meaning every penny given will make twice the difference:
  • Only donations made through our SARSVL Big Give campaign page by debit or credit card will be matched
  • You can raise money offline but you will need to donate the funds by debit or credit card through this link before midday on Tues 15 March for them to be counted:


Support After Rape and Sexual Violence (SARSVL) is community-based, specialist charity dedicated to the needs and rights of women and girls in Leeds who’ve been through the trauma of child sexual abuse, rape or any kind of sexual violence.

We offer free, independent, confidential and women-only support, including trauma-informed counselling, a freephone, text and email helpline, and specialist advocacy.

Find out more about SARSVL

“You helped me through the most difficult part of my adult life…I feel like I have my life back.”