Support Us, Donating To The Appeal

Support Us, Donating To The Appeal

The Mary Ward Settlement Appeal is raising funds to create a new centre, Mary Ward East and help 3,500 more Londoners a year.

We now need to raise the final 10%. Can you help support us with a donation at this crucial moment?

We’re creating a purpose-built, specialist centre in Stratford, East London that will help more Londoners, increasing our impact by a third.

We’ve purchased a building and have plans to expand and refurbish it, making it fully accessible. There will be: 35% more learning space, with specialist classrooms; dedicated legal advice area; enhanced community facilities, such as a café, open access IT and green spaces.

Works start in summer 2020, with the centre opening in September 2022.

What difference will this make?

We will help an extra 3,500+ people a year, including disadvantaged and disabled learners, and vulnerable people (homeless, elderly, with mental health problems and on low-incomes).

The centre will help people learn new skills, get back into work, access justice, combat social isolation, reduce poverty and homelessness, improve health and wellbeing and build community connections.

It will help communities in East London, an area with significant inequalities and opportunities. With Stratford’s transport links, we’ll also remain accessible to people from across London.

Where are the funds coming from?

It will cost £11.7m to expand, refurbish and equip the new centre. We are investing £2m from reserves, we’ve secured £5.67m from the Skills for Londoners Capital Fund, and we’re in the process of securing a bank loan.

We now need to raise the final 10%.

How can I help?

With your support, we can ensure our specialist assistance is available to even more Londoners, including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable.Because Mary Ward Settlement is a registered charity, UK taxpayers can make donations tax-efficiently with Gift Aid – increasing the value of your gift and decreasing the cost. Monthly donations enable supporters to spread the contribution over a number of years, which helps to make a larger gift affordable.

To make a regular donation, or if you have any questions about the Appeal, speak to Suzanna on 0207 269 6061.

To make a one off donation call reception on 020 7269 6000.

Alternatively, you can give online at virgin money giving

Donating to the Appeal:

Our Appeal is raising funds to create a new, purpose-built specialist centre in Stratford, East London that will help 3,500 more Londoners a year.

It will cost £11.7m to expand, refurbish and equip the new centre. We are investing £2m from reserves, we’ve secured £5.67m from the Skills for Londoners Capital Fund, and we’re in the process of securing a bank loan.

We now need to raise the final 10%. Can you help us? Please donate today.