Your Donations make the Difference!
Autism & Neurodiversity North Scotland is a local charity that relies on support from the wider community to continue our support for autistic children, young people, adults & their families throughout the north of Scotland.
Donated funds enable us to offer & provide a welcoming & appropriate autism-friendly environment, a greater range of activities & outings, specialised play equipment, & resources that assist in the development of social communication & interaction skills & facilitate integration with the local community.
can pay for art & crafts equipment for a play session or buy a small sensory toy such as Puffer Ball – a brightly coloured, soft, rubber ball which stimulates the senses and is ideal for children with Autism to play with.
can pay for an outing at playscheme for 8-12 children or buy a PECS folder (Picture Exchange Communication System) – an alternative communication intervention package for those with autism who have little or no communication ability, enabling them to communicate using pictures.
can pay for 4 hours of 1:1 support for a child, young person or adult, or buy a sensory light projector with liquid mood wheels – ideal for sensory environments where the slowly changing shapes of liquid & colour are extremely calming enabling children & adults to relax without the need to concentrate.
can pay for 6 sessions of 1:1 support at our playscheme, cover running costs of our minibus for one month or buy a sensory sound activated bubble tube which recognises defined noises made by the user to change its colour – encouraging children to be engaged & active whilst remaining calm.
Every single donation, no matter how big or small, really does make a difference to the lives of the people we support, with all the money contributing to the work of the charity.
If you are a UK taxpayer, we can also automatically claim an extra 25% in Gift Aid from the government on every donation at no extra cost to you. That means that a £10 donation can become £12.50. This makes an enormous difference so please make sure you tick the Gift Aid box if you are a UK taxpayer.
If you prefer to make donations offline, you can:
Send us a cheque
Send us a postal order
Make a direct BACS transfer
Set up a standing order to make a recurring monthly payment
Visit our offices
If you would like to make a BACS transfer or set up a standing order, please contact us for more information.
There are lots of easy & fun ways you can fundraise to contribute to the valuable work we do throughout the North of Scotland. All the money raised goes directly towards helping people supported by A-ND.
Want to raise money to support A-ND, but not sure where to start? Here’s a list of ideas that might help inspire you:
Hold a bake sale
Run a guessing game, such as “guess how many sweets are in the jar”
A naming game – ask people to guess the name of a teddy bear
Organise a sponsored silence
Give something up, e.g. chocolate
Host a quiz night
Hold a party
Set up a musical performance
Organise a fancy dress event
Run a raffle
Get active – take part in an organised sponsored walk or run (or organise one yourself)
Run a games day – challenge friends and family
Organise an arts & crafts fair – make cards, jewellery or art to sell
Do you know of a business who might adopt us as their charity for a year?
JustGiving — A-ND is officially registered on JustGiving, an online fundraising platform, so you can easily raise money online. It’s a simple, quick & efficient way of fundraising so that your family & friends can sponsor you at any time from any place – which means you can spend less time collecting money & more time raising it! Simply click on our JustGiving link to get started.
Amazon Smile — Did you know you can shop & raise free donations for A-ND through Amazon Smile? You can do this by shopping online through Amazon by selecting us as your charity. There is absolutely no extra nor hidden fees to you & to A-ND when you shop using Amazon Smile & it can make a huge difference to us.
If you would like any support in your fundraising for us please contact us.