Advance relies on a range of supporters to fund our work.

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Thank you for joining us! Without supporters like you we couldn’t deliver our life saving and life changing work.  Work that has helped women like Marie.

“Marie* had been married to Daniel* for years.  It wasn’t until a pregnant Marie was admitted to hospital, after Daniel had physically assaulted her, and her neighbour had called the police, that she finally realised something was seriously wrong and that maybe it wasn’t her fault. A midwife at St Mary’s hospital referred Marie to our Maternity Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA). The IDVA was able to immediately visit Marie on the Maternity Ward, to work with her to complete a safety plan and define what immediate steps Marie could take to ensure her and her children’s safety including housing options, financial advice and securing injunctions etc.

“The fact that for first time someone [IDVA] believed me, and was able to listen and willing to listen, and then act on what I was saying. It’s thanks to her [IDVA] that I have been able to access services which I would have never thought possible.”

There are a number of ways you can help us support other women and children like Marie.  Whether that’s through fundraising for us, raising awareness of our services or offering to volunteer your expertise, we would love to hear from you.

Please see the ‘Ways of Supporting Us’ section below for a few ideas but we’d love to hear from you if you have others. 

London Marathon 2018 runners

                                                                             Louise runs Marathon for Team Advance


Contact and we will support you to get started!
Thank you for your support and for join us to raise awareness for our work and reach more women and children be safe.

Advance is part-funded by statutory bodies, but the rest we have to raise ourselves.

Text ADCH16 £5/10/20 to 70070

to donate to Advance today & make a real difference to domestic abuse survivors & women involved in the criminal justice system.


supports a woman to make her first call to Advance.


allows us to do a full investigation into her situation, so we can get her all the right help.


supports a woman to attend group work so she can receive peer support & move on with her life.

Or Donate via Justgiving!
You can also set up your own Justgiving fundraising page & raise money for the women we help!

What will your funding do?

Your funding allows us to keep providing the vital services that keep women safe.

Referrals to our services are increasing and there is demand for our services in new areas, so we need to respond with further frontline staff. Despite our success in securing funding to date your support is vital in ensuring we are not only able to continue our work but also expand to meet the increasing demand – maintaining sufficient funding to reach all the women that need support remains a constant challenge.

So will you help us to keep saving lives and changing lives for women in London?

  • £50 helps pay for a woman to get help in a crisis & create a plan to keep safe
  • £100 provides longer term support, such as help with the criminal justice system, and referral to a refuge
  • £200+ helps us to have our support workers based in in a police station or maternity unit to intervene early in abuse cases
 What could your funding do?


Fundraise for us

Contact our  about how we can support your organisation to raise funds and become part of our team of friends and champions.

Ways to fundraise

 if you would be interested in picking Advance as the charity to sponsor as part of payroll giving. It’s a great way of donating extra to Advance without even having to think about it!

Charitable limited edition products are well known for promoting sales. Why not work with Advance to boost your own sales and raise money for vital services simultaneously? 

A partnership can come in many forms,  on giving without paying.

Make us your charity of the year and unite your workforce in a good cause! 

Could your company help? By partnering with Advance you will be working with a charity whose services are proven to save lives. In addition, you will:

  • Create a positive association for your brand by contributing to the community
  • Increase staff engagement through fundraising activities for Advance
  • Be assured that your funding is making a difference, going directly towards services that are changing women’s lives for the better.

Run for us, here is a link for what we can do for you in return! please contact us if you would like to run/ride/swim your way to Fundraising for Advance.

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“I can’t speak highly enough about Advance. If I needed any help I was always able to call you. For those people who don’t have family support it must be a god send.”

Thank you to our current supporters

  Westminster City Council
  London Borough of Brent Community Safety
  Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
  London Probation Trust (CRC)
  London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Public Health
  Standing Together Against Domestic Violence
  London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Domestic Violence Housing Services
  London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Third Sector Fund
  London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Community Safety (Criminal Justice)
  Barrow Cadbury
  Ministry of Justice
  Home Office
  London Borough of Brent VSIF
  Comic Relief
  London Borough of Brent Troubled Families
  Kensington and Chelsea Family Services
  Shepherds Bush Housing Group (SBHG)
  Other Donors

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“Advance was instrumental in helping keep me safe and I began to feel less worthless and took control of my life.  It’s been a long journey, but I am stronger now and have the confidence to work with others, and although it was very tough, I like who I am today!”