Support us

As a charity, receiving support is hugely important in making sure we can continue to deliver our life enhancing work. We keep our programme fees low so that we’re accessible to as many people as possible. This means that we have to find money from elsewhere to subsidise the costs, and your donations play an important part in that.

There are a number of ways you can support us, and we’re very grateful for anything that you can offer.

Ways to support us



You can make a one-off or regular donation through JustGiving. Your donation can help us to provide the high quality, accessible learning experiences that we’re known for, providing the resources we need to ensure that participants have the opportunity to learn and develop in a fun and inclusive environment.

Sponsor a bursary


We offer a limited number of bursary places to people who aren’t in a position to pay to attend our programmes. By sponsoring one of these places, your generous donation can make a real difference to somebody’s life, like John.

Sign up to easyfundraising


Fancy donating to Purple Patch without it costing you a penny? We’re registered on easyfundraising – choose us as your charity and every time you buy something online from a registered retailer, we’ll get a donation.

Fundraise for us


In the past, our supporters have undertaken some weird and wonderful feats to fundraise for Purple Patch including a three-peaks challenge, bake-a-thon and ball. If you have an idea for a fundraiser you could do, then please get in touch.

Donate via The Big Give


The Big Give is an online platform where people can donate money to charities that matter to them. You can support our Lifelong Learning Programmes this way!

Sign up for Amazon Smile


If you’re doing any online shopping at Amazon, join up for Amazon Smile. We’re registered on Amazon Smile – choose us as your charity and every time you buy something we’ll get a donation for free as you shop!

Make us your charity of the year


There are lots of ways to get involved with Purple Patch Arts, no matter how big or small your company is. See an example here.

We’ll work with you to create a partnership that will help improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and autistic people, while having a positive impact on you and your staff. For more information, please get in touch.

Donate resources


We use a LOT of resources on our programmes: tea bags, felt tips, costumes, musical instruments, IT equipment and anything and everything in between! If you think you might have something we could use, please get in touch – you’d be surprised what we can find a use for!

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