How to make a Difference

Here at St Basils youth homelessness charity we accommodate over 500 young people every night in our 39 supported accommodation schemes spread across the West Midlands region.

You can make a difference to homeless young people in a very immediate and direct way by making a donation, however big or small, to our cause.  Your help will ensure that we can continue to give young people the opportunity to regain control of their lives.


£5 a day. That's what we're short of to support each young person out of homelessness. Can you help by donating just £5?

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£10 will buy a young person a new pair of smart shoes so they can attend an interview following completion of our #YouCan Employability programme

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£20 will buy brand new bedding and bed linen for a young person to help them settle-in to their new accommodation

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How your money helps us

We know that when you are thinking about donating to a charity, you want to be sure your money is going to something worthwhile.

At St Basils, you aren’t just giving money, you are investing in the future of the West Midlands and the young people who live here.

It costs us £5 per young person per day in order for a young person to stay at a St Basils project. This makes sure we can keep providing the support required to prevent homelessness being a part of their lives again.

The cost of a young person going through our employability program is £125. The skills learned on this program get young people ready for work so that they can make their own money and not have to rely on us or anyone again.

St Basils accommodates over 500 young people every night. We’re short of £5 a day per young person staying in one of our projects. That £5 will help us support each young person out of homelessness and transform their life. Every donation matters.

St Basils £5 Christmas Appeal

NB: If the money you're donating was raised as part of a specific event, please email us to let us know. Otherwise this will be treated as a general donation and not attributed to that event or location. Thanks!

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Donate via PayPal

To donate via PayPal click on the link below.


We make a difference

St Basils was there for me at a time of need, they helped me to get back on my feet and to make progress. They helped my whole wellbeing. More problems would have come from being homeless, if I hadn’t have had that support.

— Jamayne

Other ways to donate to help young homeless 

Donate via Direct Debit or Standing Order

If you wish to set up a standing order to make regular donations please download the standing order form via the button below and send it to your bank. N.B: Please also phone or email us via to let us know what 'reference' you are using to help us match up the donations. Thank you!

Standing Order Form

Donate by cheque

If you wish to send us a cheque, please make it payable to 'St Basils' and send it to our Head Office address. If this is money you raised at a St Basils event please indicate this on the back of the cheque.

Donate over the phone

If you'd like to talk to someone in person about donating or would like to donate over the phone please: CALL US ON 0121 772 9614


You can increase your donation by filling out a Gift Aid declaration form, meaning we can claim back the tax on your donation.

Gift Aid Declaration Multiple Donation

Gift Aid Declaration Single Donation

Thank you so much for your support!

Why not donate in memory of someone important or ask your friends to donate instead of buying presents this year!

Others ways to make a difference

Vintage Giving

Easily donate your old and vintage items using this FREE service to help raise money towards our vital work.

Items accepted include:  Jewellery, watches/ clocks, camera/ lenses, gold/silver, old coins/ currency, medals and militaria, pewter/ brass/ copper, old toys/ games, gold/silver plate, writing instruments.


  1. Box it
  2. Send it FREE
  3. Raise money for St Basils

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Visit Vintage Giving today for a FREE donation pack!

Find out more – visit Vintage Giving

Easy Fundraising

Easy fundraising website search for St Basils

Easyfundraising turns your everyday online shopping into free donations for St Basils. How? Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. The retailer will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.

Just visit, search for and select ‘St Basils’ as the cause you want to raise money for.

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If you shop online through Amazon you can make money for St Basils almost completely effortlessly. All you need to remember to do is search for Amazon smile first and put in your usual login details. Then you can carry on with your shop as you normally would. Once you’ve completed your transaction Amazon will make a donation to St Basils.

It’s the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. You just need to remember to visit Amazon Smile first.

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Stay in touch with us

Supporter enewsletter

If you sign up to our free supporter enewsletter we will continue to keep you updated on our work and how your donations are making all the difference to young people we support.

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*How is the £5 ask calculated?

If we had no fundraising, our 2019/20 budgeted deficit would be some £855k which works out at £4.80 per day per room.  Adjusted for empty rooms at 6.5%, that equates to a daily shortfall of £5.13 per room, which we have reduced down to £5 for the purpose of making a clear request of what we need to keep going.

Other donations

Unfortunately we cannot accept donations of unsolicited items at our Head Office or Youth Hubs. Occasionally we put out appeals for particular items on our social media pages. If you want to assist us in this way please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linkedin to see what we are most in need of. Thank you for your understanding and support.


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