Our mission is to promote the rights and voice of children in care and care leavers.
We want every child in care to have a safe, stable, and positive experience of care, and to be involved in decisions about their life.
We need your help to make this happen.
Donations and Fundraising
As a charity, we rely on donations and fundraising to help us in our work. From small, one-off donations of a few pounds, through to massive fundraising events, every penny we receive goes to help up ensure children and young people in care have a voice.
Every donation helps us to support children and young people in care and young care leavers. To make donation to support our work, click here.
Make a Regular Donation
By donating regularly to our work, you’re helping us provide long term support to children and young people in care and care leavers. To set up a monthly donation, click here.
By holding a fundraising event or activity, not only are you raising important funds to support our work, you’re also helping us to raise awareness some important issues for children and young people in care. There are lots of different events and activities you could organise to raise money. No matter what you do, we’re here to help you put it all together. Just send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the details and your information and we’ll get back to you.
Leave a Legacy
You can do something really special simply by remembering us when writing your will. No matter how big or small your gift is, you will be doing something amazing by making a lasting difference. Your solicitor can advise on what best suits your circumstances if you wish to make a gift to our charity when making or amending your will.
There are three types of gifts:
• Residuary – leave a share of your estate
• Pecuniary – leave a fixed amount of money
• Specific – leave a particular item
To make sure we receive your gift, please ensure that you include our full name and registered address (Voice of Young People in Care, 9-11 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JG) and our registered charity number (105019) when writing your will.
Payroll giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly, on a tax free basis, to VOYPIC. Donations are deducted from your pay before tax, so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p. If you’re a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p. For example a donation of £5.00 per month costs the basic rate tax payer £4.
To set up your regular payroll donation, click here.
Once the form has been processed, Payroll Giving in Action will forward a copy to your employer who will then arrange for your donation to be deducted from your next available salary.
Corporate Fundraising & Charity of the Year
Charity of the year partnerships give organisations the opportunity to engage their employees in a range of fundraising methods over a longer term and to see how their efforts can directly impact on children and young people in care. Developing a partnership can help organisations to achieve their corporate social responsibility, meet their marketing objectives whilst developing and building team skills, motivating staff, increasing PR on a local and regional level, and engaging customers and employees in events. VOYPIC can work with you to develop a calendar of events that can maximise the return of investment for both the organisation and VOYPIC. To find out more, email us at email@example.com with the subject line Charity of the Year.
Make Some Noise
Listening and learning from what they tell us about their experience of care, we work in partnership with children and young people to influence legislation, policy and practice. From time to time, we need your help raise their voices.
Would you sign a petition? Will you write to your MLA? Would you like to join us at a rally or conference?
We would love you to help us raise the voice of children and young people with experience of care. Join our mailing list to get all the information and take action!
Did you know that we are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram? Follow us across all these platforms and help us tell more people about care by liking and sharing our posts.
We are currently developing opportunities for volunteering at VOYPIC. If you would like to be notified when we open application for volunteers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line ‘Volunteering’.