Dressability looks for support from local businesses as it secures £10K of matched funds

By Nick Batten on 4 August, 2022

Dressability, a Swindon-based charity that alters and adapts clothing for people with disabilities and the elderly, has secured up to £10,000 of matched funding.

The money has been provided by a trust fund which has agreed that if Dressability can raise £10,000 from organisations or individuals which have not previously supported it, then they will match it. So £10,000 would become £20,000 in total (or potentially more.)

The matching period continues until December 2022 and the minimum donation as stated by the funder is £500.

Dressability Manager Sharon Tombs said, “We are a unique charity, there’s only one other organisation in the UK that does a similar thing to us. So we are hoping that we can find somebody out there who is looking to support a charity. If there are any companies out there who would consider giving us £500 it means we would get a gift of £1000!”

Funding for small charities is particularly challenging at the moment. Dressability currently needs to find £126,000 per annum to run its services so would be very grateful for any support from local firms.

Over the past four years, it has altered an average of around 616 garments per year and is experiencing increasing demand for its services.

Sharon added, “This is a really tough time for charities and we would love to hear from anyone who can offer us support to keep this amazing organisation going.”

For more information please contact Sharon by emailing: sharontombs@dressability.org.uk or calling her directly on: 07754 105 297