At the Gatehouse we are continually looking at ways to both expand the range of our service offer, and to identify additional target groups of beneficiaries. Over the past few years that strategy has led to our costs more than doubling, and we expect them to continue rising steeply as we implement our plans for the future.
Although we obtain funds from many different sources, including grants from charitable trusts and support from commercial organisations, a significant proportion of our funding comes from donations by local residents and community organisations. We are hugely thankful for your generosity, which has enabled us to achieve so much already in support of Oxford’s homeless and vulnerably housed community.
Now, as we look towards securing a stable financial position over the long term that will enable us to achieve our Vision for the charity, it is becoming more and more important to highlight the opportunity for people to leave a Gift in their Will. We have partnered with the organisation Remember a Charity to help spread this message and to provide additional helpful information and advice to people thinking about leaving a Gift in their Will. See the Gatehouse page on the Remember a Charity website
If you would like to research this subject more fully you can find a number of links to useful information provided by both Remember a Charity and the UK Government at the bottom of this page.