It's not about charity. It's about support.

It goes a long way...

Whether you can give a little something, or make a bigger donation, your backing helps us provide our care leavers with the vital training, guidance and support they need to make some momentum in their lives. Take a quick look at some of the great ways your money gets used.


Help a young person finalise and print a batch of CVs.


Pays for a young person’s travel costs attending a training session.


Covers the cost of a mentoring relationship for a month.


Pays for a young person’s weekly food and essentials bill during their first month in work.


Pays for an outfit to make a great impression at job interviews.


Pays for a travel card in the first month of a new job, easing the transition into work.


Pays for 10 driving lessons with a BSM instructor, and both the theory & practical tests.


Will help decorate a new flat as a young person ventures out on their own.


Pays for a young person to progress through our services and move into sustainable employment from start to finish.
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Other Ways You Can Give

Large Donations, Trusts And Grants

If you are a charitable trust, foundation or individual considering making a donation to Drive Forward then please get in touch with our CEO, Martha Wansbrough, at

Be it one-to-one support, our mentoring scheme, specialist programmes or evening sessions, a lot of what we do is based on major donations so we hugely appreciate your help in making a difference to the lives of our young people now, and in the future.

Leaving A Legacy In Your Will

After you’ve made arrangements to look after your own family and friends, you might consider helping our young people achieve their future potential by leaving a legacy gift in your will.

There are different types of legacies and your solicitor will be able to help advise you on which one would be right for you. But in essence, a gift of a percentage of your estate (residuary) will make the biggest difference to the support we can provide because it will keep its value better than a gift of a fixed sum of money (pecuniary).

Legacies are generally exempt from inheritance tax, so a gift in your will to Drive Forward could be tax free for us and could reduce the amount of inheritance tax your loved ones are liable to pay too. If you’d like more information, please visit the HMRC website.

And if you do decide to pledge a legacy to Drive Forward then rest assured that it will be treated in the strictest confidence. You don’t have to be specific about any details but it will help us when planning for our future to know that there is money promised.

Please get in touch with Martha at, if you’d like to talk more.

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