Charitable trusts and foundations

Trusts and foundations play an invaluable role in helping us provide advice, information and support to families of disabled children, whatever their disability and wherever they are in the UK.

If you are a trustee, have contact with a trust or you're thinking of setting one up, there are various ways you can make a huge impact on the lives of families with disabled children.

Donate where it's most needed

You can make a general donation to be used wherever it is most needed.

Support a particular geographical area or region

We work across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, with smaller intensive schemes in London. You can ask us to direct your gift to an area, city or local office of your choosing.

Donate to a specific area of support

You can choose to donate to a particular area of support, including, for example:

  • welfare rights and entitlement advice
  • challenging behaviour and sleep problems
  • relationships
  • bullying
  • transition into adult services.

Or support our drop-in centres in hospices and hospital.

Support one of our services

You can fund one of the services that underpin all our work, for example:

  • our freephone helpline giving advice on all aspects of caring for a disabled child
  • our information resources and website.

Read a funder case study

Pears Foundation

Pears Foundation has been working in partnership with Contact since March 2011

Find out how Pears Foundation has supported our work.

Find out more about making a gift

To find out more about our work and how you can get involved, email our trusts and foundations team at or call 0207 608 8732.

Our vision is that all families with disabled children feel valued and are strong, confident and able to make the decisions that are right for them. We have the expertise, experience and commitment, but we need your investment to succeed.