COVID-19 Appeal

 

We need help to re-open our doors

Support Through Court is a charity that provides assistance and support to people going through court alone. Our volunteers provide emotional and procedural help which empowers people to better access justice. 

The justice system was not designed for litigants in person and by helping people access legal aid, organise their documents, understand basic court procedures, and giving emotional support, our volunteers improve the situation for everyone in court. 

As the lockdown eases and we move back into working in the courts, we are anticipating a huge increase in the need for our services as we help get the wheels of justice working again, for everyone. The worrying levels of incidents reported by domestic abuse charities, caused by the hothouse effect of the lockdown, will only increase the delays and demands on the Family Courts. In the civil courts, Covid-19 and the lockdown have created a backlog of evictions, repossessions and employment claims. 

Help must be available to those without legal representation when the courts reopen. Support for people to keep their homes, maintain contact with children, move away from an abusive relationship and fight economic disadvantage. 

To re-open support for vulnerable court users safely, we need your help. Please donate. 

  • £500 will pay for new computers to work with clients in the offices
  • £250 will train and support volunteers in the new ways of helping clients
  • £100 can install screens to protect volunteers and clients
  • £35 could help buy hand sanitizer and gloves to help people safely
A donation of any amount will help us re open our doors to people facing court alone.

Make a Donation

Following Government guidelines during the COVID-19 crisis, Support Through Court staff members are working remotely. This means that acknowledging and processing cheques may take up to several weeks. In order to avoid delays we kindly ask that any supporters who wish to make a donation, do so via Virgin Money Giving or by direct bank transfer if it is possible.

Online

You can donate directly to our Virgin Money Giving COVID-19 Appeal by clicking below or scanning the QR Code on this page.

                  

Cheque 

  • Payable to: Support Through Court
  • Post to: Fundraising, Support Through Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
  • Please view the Gift Aid section below.  

Direct bank transfer

  • Transfer to: Charities Aid Foundation, 25 Kings Ave, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4JQ
  • For the credit of: Support Through Court
  • Account number: 00087516
  • Sort code: 40-52-40
  • Please view the Gift Aid section below.

Gift aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, we receive an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue for every £1 you give at no extra cost to you. If you have donated by cheque or direct bank transfer, please take a moment to either:

  1. Fill out this online Gift Aid declaration    -OR-
  2. Fill out a downloadable gift aid form and post it to us at Fundraising, Support Through Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL