Vision, Purpose, Beliefs and Mission

The driving force behind our work

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Togther we've been changing lives for over 140 years

Our vision:

Everyone, irrespective of circumstances can fulfil their potential in life.

Our purpose:

To provide timely assistance in times of crisis or hardship

Our beliefs: 

  • Everyone has a right to a decent standard of living where they are dry, warm, clean, safe and can feed themselves
  • Financial or practical support at a time of crisis can make a differences to people’s dignity and self-respect and their future
  • We’ll be most effective and efficient by working in partnership with other organisations

Our values of empathy and compassion, support, respect, knowledge, expertise and partnership working shape the work we do. We use our expertise to ensure support goes to those most at need when they need it. We respect and support each other and other agencies, working in partnership to achieve great benefit for those most at need. It is this desire to create positive futures and our empathy with those in need which drive us.

Our mission: 

We work across three main themes supporting people in poverty or facing financial hardship:

  1. Basic needs: providing the basic needs to keep people warm, fed and safe by providing support with utilities, food vouchers, beds, cookers and clothing.
  2. Mobility equipment: ensuring that disability doesn’t mean lack of ability purely because someone can’t afford an outdoor wheelchair for example.
  3. Education & achievement: ensuring that people are not limited in their attainment due, for example, to the lack of a school uniform, interview clothes or travel costs.

And we do this by:

  1. Finding funding for people in need– the basis of our work since 1876
  2. Trust administration service– using our knowledge to manage funds to achieve the most social good

For every £10 you donate we can raise £50 from charitable trusts.

£5

= £25

£10

= £50

£30

= £150

£100

= £500

All of that £50 goes directly to provide essential items for people in need,

meaning your kind gift really will change lives.

For every £10 you donate we can raise £50 from charitable trusts.

All of that £50 goes directly to provide essential items for people in need,

meaning your kind gift really will change lives.

£5

= £25

£30

= £150

£10

= £50

£100

= £500

Staff, Trustees, Patrons and Volunteers

Find out about our small, dedicated staff team working in Leicester and our board of Trustees who decide the strategic aims of the charity.  We are also supported by our Patrons and Volunteers.

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History of Charity Link

We’ve been changing the lives of people in need in Leicester since 1876.  Today we support over 5,000 people in need each year throughout Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire. Find out how we began and how our service has developed over the past 140+ years!

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Changing Vulnerable Lives

For over 140 years Charity Link has been working to ensure that local people in need are warm, safe and fed and have the basics in life we all deserve. Read how your support really does change lives.

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About us

Charity Link has been supporting people in hardship for over 140 years. Find out about our team, history and mission.

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