support is vital

Safe in Sussex receives limited funding from local authorities towards the cost of running our four refuges.

We receive some additional funding through the National Lottery and Children in Need but we also to have to raise a substantial amount ourselves each year.

We couldn’t do this without the amazing support and generosity we receive from corporate sponsors, local businesses, volunteers and individuals.



We are grateful for all the donations we receive – your generosity allows us to help more and more people affected by domestic abuse. 

Making a donation is simple

Online – Make a donation on the Safe in Sussex Give As You Live page.

Text – Text SISDONATE 3/5/10/20 to 70085 to donate £3/£5/£10/£20

Texts cost the amount donated plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text your donation amount to SISDONATENOINFO

By cheque – Please make cheques payable to Worthing Women’s Aid Ltd or Safe in Sussex and post to Safe in Sussex, PO Box 4127, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1AF.

By bank transfer

We use Lloyds Bank.
Our Account Name is: Worthing Women’s Aid Ltd
or Safe in Sussex

Sort Code 30-99-93
Account No. 03825926


Corporate Sponsorship

Partnerships with corporate sponsors and local businesses are incredibly important to us.

Domestic abuse can affect anyone and supporting Safe in Sussex is a great way to show your employees your commitment to tackling domestic abuse and promoting healthy relationships.

Sponsorship packages are flexible and can be designed to align with your business goals and budget.

In return for becoming a corporate partner, we can provide staff training on domestic abuse and help you develop a domestic abuse policy for your business.

You will also benefit from the positive publicity we generate across West Sussex for our work.

To find out more, please contact the Fundraising Team on 0330 333 7416 or email

Fundraising Events

We regularly hold fundraising events and are always grateful for volunteers help to run and promote our events

Shocking Shirts & Funky Frocks – Friday 24th June 2022 (or any other day in June if you can’t do the 24th!)

Dress to impress/entertain your colleagues and make a donation to Safe in Sussex.
Our annual event is held on the last Friday of June and businesses, schools and community groups take part by wearing some pretty outlandish and funky clothes to work or meetings and making a donation to Safe in Sussex.

If organising an event for this it can be any day in June.
Email for more information or to get involved.

Download the promotional leaflets for the Shocking Shirts & Funky Frocks event.


Member of the public – leaflet.     Business – Leaflet.    Schools – Leaflet   

Gingerbread House Event, Thursday 8th December 2022 (Timings to be confirmed, but it will start early evening)

It will be the 5th year of Gingerbread House fun this year.

Come and enjoy a beautiful display of gingerbread houses. There will be 5 competitions being judged at the event:

Businesses/Schools or Community Group Gingerbread House Decorating Competition – Get your company, school or community group to take part in our gingerbread decorating competition – as a team or individually. This one is £50 to enter and there’s a trophy for the winner. There’s great publicity to be had too!

Adult Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (16 years +) – This competition is for any adult that buys and decorates one Safe in Sussex’s large or small gingerbread house.

Child Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (15 years old and under)
This competition is for any child that decorates one of Safe in Sussex’s large or small gingerbread houses.

Adult Freestyle Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (16 years +) –
This competition is for any adult that makes and decorates their own gingerbread house from scratch.

Child Freestyle Gingerbread House Decorating Competition (15 years and under) – This competition is for any child that makes and decorates their own gingerbread house from scratch.

The competitions will all be judged on 3 things – Imagination, Inspiration, and Appearance.

It really is great festive fun. For the first 3 competitions, we provide the Gingerbread House packs with all the pieces in it, and you put it together, decorate it and bring it along to the event to be judged. For the last 2 competitions all you need to do it contact us to book your place and bring it along to be judged.

Entrance to see the displays will be by donation only.

For more information or to get involved, email Deb West at


Hold your own fundraising event

If you would like to help Safe in Sussex raise money by holding a fundraising event, please do get in touch by emailing or calling us on 0330 333 7416.

We can supply you with banners, leaflets, sponsorship forms and help you promote your event. 

For details of forthcoming fundraising events, please visit the News page.

Safe in Sussex Charity Shop

Safe In Sussex - ShopOur Broadwater charity shop, located at 5 Broadwater Street West, is a great way for us to raise funds.

We welcome donations of excellent quality (clean, not stained, marked, faded, damaged or broken) household goods, bric-a-brac and clothes.

Our shop is open 9.30am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday and between 9.30am and 3.00pm on Saturdays and you can call them on 01903 234325.

Donate from the comfort of your home

You can help us by posting us your unwanted jewellery and foreign banknotes – it won’t cost you a penny and you can do it from the comfort of your armchair.

You can donate all your broken and unwanted jewellery to raise money for Safe in Sussex.

If you have any gold, silver, odd earrings, broken chains, costume jewellery and watches, you can recycle them at no cost to you whilst raising money for Safe in Sussex.

  • Any jewellery – gold, silver, costume jewellery, watches, broken and damaged items (like odd earrings, snapped chains or items with missing stones).
  • Unwanted banknotes – old and new, UK and foreign banknotes, including all the pre-Euro notes that are now worthless to you.
  • Please do not send coins as the postage costs will far outweigh your donation.

Simply wrap, pack, print label and send!

Use your own envelope or jiffy bag, no bigger than A5 in size, and post free of charge by printing out the freepost label Click to download and attaching to your envelope.

Safe in Sussex Recycling Bins

You can help us and the environment by recycling your unwanted goods through Safe in Sussex collection bins.

We have three collection bins

  • Safe in Sussex Charity Shop, Broadwater
  • Co-Op, South Street, Worthing
  • Goring Methodist Church, Bury Drive, Goring

We collect jewellery, watches, currency (any sort, old or current), small gadgets including mobile phones, cameras, video cameras, electronic gaming devices, I Pods / MP3 players, laptops, sat navs, tablet devices and Stamps (any sort, old or current).

All items can be working, damaged or broken.

Give as you live

Raise funds for Safe in Sussex when you shop online at over 4,300 stores, including huge names Amazon, Argos, Matalan, Millets and thousands more.

Sign up for free at Give as you Live – Safe in Sussex and shop as normal and your purchases will automatically generate funds for us.

Remember Safe in Sussex in your Will

Legacies and bequests make an invaluable contribution to our work and allow us to help more and more people each year affected by domestic abuse.

A donation in your Will could help save someone else’s life and allow them and their children to look forward to a brighter, safer life.

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Safe In Sussex receives 14% of its funding from the government. The rest is through grants, fundraising events, donations, legacies and corporate sponsorship.

Demand for our services grows every year and finding the money to fund our vital services gets tougher all the time.

We are fortunate to receive some grant funding from Children in Need, the National Lottery and local authority organisations, but we are constantly looking for new ways to attract funding.

If you would like to help us in any way please call us on 0330 333 7416 or email

If you would like to help our fundraising activities, please click here to find out how you can get involved.

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