We rely on your donations to run our service. We keep our core running costs to a minimum so that your donations make a huge difference to our work and the families we support.
“Having been involved in numerous childrens charity initiatives over the past 40 years; I must say that I am simply amazed at what Incredible Kids has achieved in such a short time. From the outset they have demonstrated a total commitment to achieving the highest possible care and support to numerous youngsters, and their families. Their integrity in the running and administration of the charity is exemplary.”
Bob Woodward OBE, Founder of the CLIC Trust.
There are many ways in which you can donate. Please see our donate page for more details.
Would you like to fundraise for us? We can help you with sponsorship forms, just giving page, fundraising ideas and much more. Please get in touch to fundraise for us.
Incredible Kids rely on volunteers to run the charity. Set up by parent volunteers we welcome parent-carers and other volunteers who care about the work we do to strengthen the charity and deliver the work we provide supporting families that have children with additional needs. We regularly recruit new volunteers.
View our current vacancies on Indeed
Help us support families that have disabled children by volunteering today!
Corporate Social Responsibility
We love to welcome businesses and their employees to volunteer with us in many ways and make a big difference to the work we do. Opportunities involve employees at the company-wide, team-based, employee and management levels with varying degrees of commitment including:
* Technical advisory
* Session support
Gift in kind
Incredible Kids defines a Gift-in-Kind as a non-cash donation of a good or service. We accept Gifts-in-Kind that support our service.
Workplace giving campaign
Give your employees the opportunity to give back in a way that can most benefit the cause of their choice, as well as your corporate culture. A workplace giving campaign is an annual employee giving charitable campaign.
Thank you to Renishaw for their donation of £350 to our Incredible Christmas Party 2019!
Thank you to Severside churches who raised over £1000 for us during Lent.
Thank you to the Burden Trust for donating £5000 to fund our work in 2019.
Nisbet Trust awarded Incredible Kids £9,000 a year for three years in June 2019.
BBC Children in Need awarded us just under £10,000 a year for three years starting in 2019.
Tesco Bags of Help awarded us £4000 in July from their Thornbury Store. Thank you Tesco! Every little helps!
Souter Trust donated £4,000 in July
Burden Trust kindly donated £5000 towards our sessions in 2018.
Thornbury Rotary Club donated £5,000 in June 2017
LDUBSTOCK music festival raised £1400 for us in 2019. Thank you!
An Incredible thank you to our friends at Safestore in Brislington who have kindly donated free storage space to Incredible Kids Charity. The new storage space will mean we can keep our equipment closer to our venue in a convenient city centre venue and make the best use of our time and energy to supporting disabled children and their families. Safestore you have been Incredible! Thank you to everyone at Safestore who has helped us settle in and find our way https://www.safestore.co.uk/self-storage/bristol/
Our Incredible Volunteer Stories
Kirstie has been volunteering at Incredible Kids since 2014. She told us her story:
I used to volunteer with different groups supporting children who have special needs in the past but had to suddenly stop this due to my own health and was not able to return to what I was doing. I wanted to find a charity that supported children with special needs that I could get involved with within my current limitations which greatly effected my ability to play directly with children, I found this within Incredible Kids.
Incredible Kids were supportive and understanding of my own limitations enabling me to try and see how and what I could manage to do. When I started I found the welcoming and friendly atmosphere invaluable for me as I needed the social interaction myself as much as wanting to volunteer to support the organisation.
Not only does this charity provide invaluable support to families with a child with special needs, the other volunteers are a great group to work with. There are a variety of volunteer roles and the organisers are helpful in working with you to find the right role for you.
The most memorable thing I have taken away from Incredible Kids are the parents dealing with a child having a meltdown whilst the volunteers and other parents are carrying on with what they are doing not judging but provide available to provide practical emotional support for the parent during/after. Which is very different to the reactions I used to get when I use to take different children with special needs who have meltdowns out into local parks and for days out.”
Kirstie has enjoyed volunteering at Incredible Kids that she has now joined us as a trustee!
Margreth joined us as she wanted to gain work experience with children that have additional needs.
“For me volunteering was a starting point in developing knowledge and understanding with regards to children with special needs in after school/ weekend play group sessions. The environment was ideal because parents, carers, support workers and other volunteers where present.
The Volunteers at Incredible Kids are sincerely welcoming with open arms. I had the feeling that everyone attending sessions whether playing, coming in for a chat, or helping out is treated as equal, nobody is being judged. Ideas will be listened to and generally the aim is very much to let children have fun or let off steam. But also being able to watch parents to have a break or catch up on news, and share concerns with each other. There is a strong sense that as a volunteer you belong to a special community, a caring community.
Through volunteering I have had the chance to meet like minded people. It is wonderful to be able to just approach anyone at Incredible Kids discuss anything and share thoughts. Somehow you can not fail to make friends around such dedicated people. Incredible Kids are a wonderful charity letting volunteers explore about how they can make use of the time, help or support to make a difference.
The most memorable thing is being able to involve a child with special needs in suitable play resulting in making a difference. The realisation of the diversity of challenges children and parents have to face on a daily basis. The commitment and innovative ways organisers engage in to make such an incredible club roll on year in year out, and with a smile on their faces. Getting to know part of the local community. Self development, now looking at certain matters in a completely different way. Just being accepted and respected.
The time spent at IK has given me confidence. The best experience that volunteering has given me is widening an understanding to a new realistic world. I now know something virtually millions of other people choose to ignore to understand.
Margreth spent many many hours helping at Incredible Kids. Not only did she give up her time but she also nominated us to her employer who raised over £1000 for us at Christmas. Thank you Margreth!