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Our organisation was founded through philanthropy in 1870. Back then, two people had a vision to transform the lives of the poor and vulnerable by encouraging wealthier people, and businesses, in the city to come together to help drive social change.

You too can have the power to transform lives through social change - a gift that lasts for generations.

VSA provides an excellent opportunity for philanthropists in the UK, or globally, to work with us to help drive social change across a number of areas.

As the region's leading social care charity, we have 150 years of experience in delivering care, support and social change. We work with philanthropists to understand their aims and objectives; work with them and partners to drive forward a mutually agreed programme, or project, that has measured outcomes with a strong and meaningful impact.


Over our 150 year history, we have changed and touched the lives of over three million individuals and families. All of which was made possible with thanks to philanthropists, trusts and foundations.

While we are UK based, we are continually sharing our learning with organisations across the globe. We are keen to learn from others so that we can bring new models of social care, and solutions, to the region for the benefit of vulnerable children and adults who need our help and support.

Our work aligns with a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. If you are looking to give more strategically and to increase the impact of your social investment, then our team of experts would love to speak with you.

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