Donate - Help us maintain and protect our services during the COVID-19 crisis

Nepacs welcomes donations of any size to help build and continue our work with prisoners, their friends and families, and to help them build a better life for themselves.

Your gift will enable us to continue our important work during the COVID-19 crisis which really makes a big difference to the children, friends and families of prisoners. You are able to make an on-line donation, one of two ways.  You can either make a donation via PayPal or via our Virgin Money Giving page.  If you choose to donate via our Virgin Money Giving page you also have the option to make this a regular or single donation and you can also set up your own fundraising page if you are planning your own virtual fundraising events, like the 2.6 challenge for example.

Thank you for your support.  Your donations not only help us maintain our services during these difficult times but protects them so they are ready to start again once normal activities and visits resume.

Donate using PayPal by clicking the icon below:


To donate using Virgin moneygiving or you would like to start your own fundraising page for Nepacs, click the icon below:


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Donate by post

If you would like to post your donation, please send a cheque (made payable to NEPACS) or completed standing order form (download here) to our head office:

20 Old Elvet,
Durham City,

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation go further if you complete a Gift Aid form that enables us to claim back the tax on your donation.

If you Gift Aid your donation - at no extra cost to you - Nepacs will receive an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 you donate. You can download and print off a Gift Aid form here.

Current campaigns 

Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020
We are once again taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 from noon on Tuesday 1 December to noon on Tuesday 8 December. 

The aim of the campaign is to raise much needed funds to support children visiting prisons in the north east. 

Our target this year is to raise £2500 which when matched by our pledge organisation would give us a grand total of £5,000.  This means that every donation made during the campaign will be doubled – using the match funds pledged. 

So if you like the idea of every penny you donate being doubled please support our Big Give Christmas Challenge – donate HERE.

Christmas cards 
If you have decided not to send Christmas cards this year and to donate to charity instead you can pick Nepacs and send an ecard. You can donate through Virgin Giving here and also pick one of 6 designs to send to your loved ones via Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin with a personalised message. 

Two of the designs were created by our play teams at HMP Durham/Frankland and HMP Holme House/Kirlevington. We hope you like them!

Find out more including how to donate and download the e-card HERE.

Winter Prisoners Bag appeal 

Please help us with our Winter Bag Appeal for prisoners being released from our departure lounges at HMP Durham, Low Newton and Holme House.

We aim to give men and women being released from prison release or homeless packs (including essential items such as toiletries) and need your help to do this.

Please donate second hand/used (good condition) back packs, handbags or drawstring bags and unused/sealed toiletries.

The toiletries we need include: Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shower gel, Sanitary products for women, Sponges/face cloths and Deodorant.

These bags make a huge difference to the men and women leaving prison with nothing or very little, and it is particularly hard at this time of year with the cold, wet weather. It also means that they don't have to walk away for the start of their new life with just a plastic carrier bag and can choose their own bag.

If you would like to drop off your donations to one of our prison visitors centres or to arrange collection please contact our through the gate teams:

HMP Low Newton (women) 
HMP Durham 
HMP Holme House 

Alternatively, you can contribute to our appeal by making a donation to our online fundraising campaign through Virgin Giving HERE

12 Days of Giving – Please nominate Nepacs to win £1000!
Simply nominate Nepacs as your chosen charity for the ’12 Days of Giving’ Campaign by clicking on the link below and completing the short on-line form. The more people who vote for Nepacs the greater the chance we have of winning one of the 120 £1000 prizes on offer! Please do spread the word and encourage your friends, family, colleagues to nominate too! You will need to quote the name or charity number to nominate (charity no is 1088051 in case you need it). Please vote for Nepacs HERE.

Remember Nepacs in your will

Some people choose to leave a donation to Nepacs in their will, for which we are extremely grateful.

A will donation will help us to continue to work with children and families of prisoners in the future.