Frequently Asked Questions
Our staff all have DBS checks and have been trained in their respective areas of delivery. They are also made aware of our safeguarding policies and procedures.
We fundraise in all kinds of ways. In 2012 we became internationally known for setting the record for the World’s Highest Gig (6,476 metres / 21,246 feet), after climbing Mera Peak in Nepal! (You will find us on page 194 of the Guinness World Records 2016 annual.) Since then we have organised numerous fundraising gigs and events (in Battersea Park and other locations), held collections at tube stations, had contributions from book and record sales, and even held a number of online DJ weekenders (organised by The Techno Festival).
Some of our income is from grant funding but we mostly rely on public support. We are always extremely grateful for anything we receive, as are the young people we work with. If you would like to donate or organise a fundraiser, you will find us on JustGiving – we are happy to assist with fundraising events where we can. We are also on Benevity, in case you work for a company that donates through this platform.
Your donation goes where you decide you want to put it. We have separate designated funding pots for various projects, or you can donate to our general funds and we will allocate them to where they are most needed. At least half of our expenditure each year will be for UK-based projects. We spend 100% of public donations on project delivery, using funds from Gift Aid and grants to cover non-project costs.
Please visit our Volunteering page for full details about this. Opportunities include:
• becoming a trustee
• writing our newsletter
• helping with fundraising events and activities
• sharing your musical skills during some of our projects
If you don’t see what you need here, please feel free to get in touch with us.