Support us to help transform lives

“It took me 20 years to get my first job. A lot of that was recovering, learning how to manage my illness well enough so that I could take care of myself. I tried every possible way you could think of to find work… Astriid made it possible.” – Victoria

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Astriid is the only charity in the UK that helps talented people with long-term conditions find meaningful work. We offer a bespoke job-matching service for individuals, along with tailored support and advice to help them become ‘work-ready’. This includes CV development sessions, interview practice, access to flexible training schemes, and much more. 

We also connect candidates with amazing employers, who come to us for help with diversifying their workforce and tackling any organisational skill gaps. As a user-led charity, we also offer research, consultancy, talks and training for businesses around inclusive employment and recruitment. 

Why we need your help

Since Covid-19, the demand for our services have never been higher.

Your generous donation means that we can continue to reach out and help those with long term conditions find meaningful employment and help businesses with their disability inclusion strategies.

£10 a month could help fund our online advocacy and information, and enable us to reach out to more people with long term conditions.

£15 a month could fund one hour of support per month to our candidates from our candidate support to help them find meaningful employment.

£32 a month could fund two hours per month of disability inclusion research, which can enable us to reach out to businesses to train them on inclusive employment.

£50 a month could fund an accredited three month Cyber Security training course to be delivered to a candidate who wishes to train for a new career.

By setting up a monthly donation, we will send you quarterly newsletters updating you on the work that we are doing, and share personal stories and testimonies from our candidates.

Whether it is a one-off or monthly donation, we are extremely grateful for every donation that we receive.  Every pound really does make a difference.  Thank you for your support.

Fundraise and be part of Team Astriid

We have some amazing supporters who are part of Team Astriid who fundraise for us and we wouldn’t be able to continue to do the work we do without their support! From treks up mountains, cycles, runs and walks, our fundraisers are just incredible!

Some ideas for your own events include:

  • Bake Sales
  • Quiz Nights
  • Sponsored walks, park runs or cycles
  • Car boot sales

“It was a wonderful endorsement, just to be able to reach out and get through the door, talk to somebody and make the right connection. You can’t beat a face-to-face conversation, but the challenge is, how do you get that conversation?” – Tim

We would love for you to be a part of our team, so if you would like to help us by holding your own fundraising event, or being a part of one of our own, then please do let us know!

Our team will be on hand and supporting you every step of the way.
[email protected]

Other ways that you can support us

Corporate Partnership

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Astriid works with organisations that have a genuine desire to create a culture of inclusion and transform their workplace into the type of environment that is welcoming and supportive of their needs.

By partnering with us, Astriid can provide hands on training and support for your business across a broad range of Diversity & Inclusion areas. Additionally, we can design and carry out research projects, host webinars and create written material for your corporate website and company publications. We already have successful and exciting  partnerships with companies including Advanced and Salesforce,  which has even lead to companies taking on London to Paris cycles and our first charity golf day in 2022!

Contact Steve Shutts, CEO on [email protected]

Trusts and Grants

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We have successfully managed to get over 125 of our candidates into a form of employment, with a further 35 on training programmes from the 1,750 candidates within our invisible talent pool.  We would not be able to have done this without some generous donations from foundations and charitable trusts.

If you are part of a charitable trust who has an interest in supporting people with long term conditions, connecting people with employment opportunities or supporting disability inclusion, we would love to hear from you. We are really passionate about creating the maximum impact with each donation made.

Contact Sonia on [email protected]

In Memory

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Leaving a donation In Memory is a personal and precious way to honour the memory of a loved one.  If you are thinking about gifting us an In Memory donation, please contact our team, who will be happy to help in any way they can. Please contact Kat on [email protected]

Major Gift Donation

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Major gifts can really create a big positive impact on the candidates that Astriid support. Your major gift can be invested into a specific part of the charity or spread over various services.  As a major gift is a substantial amount, we like to give you the option of where this is invested.  We will also keep in touch with you personally with updates on how you have made a difference to our candidates.

If you would like to know more, please contact Steve Shutts, CEO on [email protected] 

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is an easy tax free process for employees to sign up to, and is a great way to support Astriid via a regular donation. Payroll giving can also enhance the profile or your business, and increases the awareness of your charitable giving. For more information, please contact Mike on [email protected]

Amazon Smile

If you shop on Amazon, Visit https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ .  Log in to your account and under the “settings” go to “Your AmazonSmile.”

Search for “Astriid” and then continue to shop as normal.  We will receive 0.5% of the amount of every eligible purchase , at no extra cost to you!

Leave a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your Will to Astriid, you are ensuing the continuation of our services for the future. This is an extremely personal choice, and our team can help deal with this in a personal and compassionate way. If you are considering this, we would like to thank you and if you would like to speak to one of our team, please contact Mike on [email protected]
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Thank you for your support!