Sponsorship and Corporate Support

Making a donation is just one of the ways you can support Fostering Compassion. You can also contribute to this unique project by sponsoring the cost or part cost of any of our activities or materials. We welcome all and any offers of help with these costs from individuals and businesses. In return we will of course acknowledge your support on the Thanks section of our website and any relevant materials produced with your help.

Child Sponsorship

Sadly it is a fact that the vulnerable children we are working with are more likely to take wrong turns in life because of the difficult experiences they’ve been through and may fall into a life of crime. The cost of one year in secure accommodation can be more than £200,000 (Source: Ministry of Justice report from 2013 – Transforming Youth Custody – putting education at the heart of detention). The approximate cost of putting a child through the Fostering Compassion project for a year is £300. If we can prevent just one child going down the pathway of crime with early intervention, the figures speak for themselves.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child or children referred to our project, please get in touch.

Corporate Support

You may choose to support us as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and this can be done in a number of ways. As well as a financial contribution you could consider:

  • Donating your employees’ time and skills to assist us and grow stronger as a team.
  • Place one of our plastic collecting cans in your office.
  • Take some of our Home Collecting Boxes to place around your workplace.
  • Set up Payroll Giving or introduce Match Giving.
  • Organise a fundraising event on our behalf.

If you are interested in sponsoring any element of Fostering Compassion’s work, or supporting us as part of your business ventures, and would like to discuss this further, please contact Lesley Winton, Founder and CEO, by email: lesley@fosteringcompassion.org, or by telephone: +44-(0)1875-393-102; mobile/cell: +44-(0)7904-733-137.

At a recent event held by Fostering Compassion, Dr Elizabeth Ormerod, who has over 40 years of experience in the field of Companion Animal Studies and “the Link” – the recognised connection between animal abuse, child abuse and interpersonal violence – recalled the many years she had spent working with serious offenders.

She reflected on how many of these prisoners had suffered adverse childhood experiences and received no help or any interventions, like the ones Fostering Compassion offers, which might have helped guide them down a better path in life.

She also reflected on the cost to the public purse of keeping people in prison and that if there could be an injection of funds in the early years with troubled children, the savings would be immense – not only in financial terms but also in terms of mental health, recovery, stability, and community well-being.

Dr Elizabeth Ormerod is Vice President of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organisations and travels the world assessing projects of this nature. She describes Fostering Compassion as a ‘Centre of Excellence’.