How we raise money
The bulk of Shelter Scotland's funding comes from donations made by individuals, organisations, charitable foundations and businesses.
From running marathons to organising music nights, individuals and organisations take part in a wide range of fundraising activities for Shelter Scotland.
Many individuals also give one-off donations to Shelter Scotland, or regular gifts via Direct Debit, after having direct contact with our work or hearing about it through advertising or media coverage.
We also have a face-to-face fundraising team that goes out on to the street to sign up new Direct Debit givers. This is a very cost effective way of raising awareness and generating income for Shelter Scotland. All our fundraisers abide by a strict industry code of practice.
Donations from charitable foundations and trusts
Charitable foundations and trusts often provide support for a specific project or service. The Mercers' Charitable Foundation, for example, funds a project supporting ex-offenders after release, while the Big Lottery Fund supports our work with homeless children at the Newham Education Project.
Donations from businesses
Corporate partnerships bring much-needed funds to Shelter, and introduce new audiences to our work.
Funding from other sources
Aside from Government grants and legal advice contracts, Shelter Scotland's nationwide network of charity shops is another source of funding.
Our Enterprise team offer expertly run courses in housing, homelessness and benefits. They promote good practice in the housing sector at the same time as raising funds for Shelter Scotland.