Philanthropy and Trusts

Back Up relies on the generosity of individuals who dedicate their time to supporting charities and helping them to change peoples’ lives.

Their vital support ensures that we can continue to deliver our life-changing services for people with spinal cord injury. This could be financially or by helping us to deliver our outstanding fundraising events through your business expertise and networks. If you are involved with a charitable trust or would like to make a contribution as an individual, we would be delighted to discuss how you or your trust might be able to support us.

To find out more about the difference a donation could make, please see our most recent impact report and annual report.

What your donation could do:

£5,000 – Support 30 people to come to terms with their injury and live the life they want.
Back Up’s accredited telephone mentoring service supports people to find ways of coping that work for them. All our volunteer mentors have been affected by spinal cord injury themselves, and can inspire others to believe in a positive future. A £5,000 grant could cover the direct costs of this invaluable support for 30 people.

£850 –Support a child or young person to be fully included in their education
Through Back Up’s unique Education Inclusion service, children and young people are supported to be completely included at school, college or university following a spinal cord injury. Our expert team of Education Advocates offer individual support that covers everything from facilities to school trips to believing in how high you can aim as a young person with spinal cord injury. £850 could fund the project costs of helping a child or young person to fulfil their true potential.

Our partners

We are supported by a range of trusts, from small family run trusts to large charitable bodies. We are extremely grateful to every one of these for their support. Without them we could not reach as many people and have such a huge impact.

We would like to say a special thank you to the following trusts:

  • The National Lottery Community Fund, via Improving Lives and Reaching Communities
  • BBC Children in Need
  • The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust
  • The St James Place Charitable Foundation
  • The Henry Smith Charity
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Bothwell Charitable Trust
  • The Childwick Trust
  • The Persula Foundation
  • The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Foundation
  • The Baxter International Foundation
  • The Rothschild Foundation
  • The James Tudor Foundation
  • The John Horniman’s Children’s Trust
  • The Mitre Trust
  • The Sovereign Health Care Community Programme


If your Charitable Trust would like to support Back Up, please contact our fundraising team by email or call them on 020 8875 1805.