At FEAT, we want to leave a legacy of a mentally-healthy population, living in a world without stigma.
As a charity, we rely heavily on grant funding & donations, and there many ways you can donate to us in your lifetime including using easyfundraising or give as you live If you have a facebook account, visit our page and press "donate". You can also donate directly via PayPal's Giving Fund
If you're not comfortable with online donations, you can also send cheques to Fife Employment Access Trust to support our work,
or drop in contributions personally to our office.
And, of course, we are currently running a crowdfunding appeal for developments at Silverburn Park.
You can also give via text message by Texting "FLAX" to 70085 to donate £5.
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message, or choose your own amount, eg: FLAX10 to donate £10 (up to £20)
You can also send e-cards rather than traditional cards via the post and give a donation to us by visiting our "Don't Send a Card" page
If you'd like to specifically support our work with veterans, you can join the Veterans' Lottery for £10 per month and we get a donation directly from the Veterans' Foundation when you join using this link - you can also win up to £50,000 for yourself!
Finally, you can also donate your old car to "Give a Car" and they'll either scrap it or auction it and pass on all the proceeds to us!
You can also leave your own legacy to support our future aims - by leaving us a gift in your will. By writing a will, you can ensure the things you value most continue to be cared for after you are gone. Once you have looked after family and friends, please consider remembering FEAT in your will. The frequently asked questions about these legacies are listed below. There are also a range of "how to" videos and guides at "Making a Will – Remember A Charity" and we have a dedicated page on their website to give to our cause.
The other, less formal, option is to let your loved ones know that any donations raised from mourners at your funeral be gifted to the cause of your choice.
What is a gift in a will?
A gift in a will or a legacy is an amount of money or property left in a will.
How will a gift in my will help FEAT?
Supporters who remember FEAT with a gift in their will make a huge difference to the organisation. By supporting FEAT in this way, you can contribute to the full spectrum of our work, from preventative activities to help people gain resilience and strategies to self-manage their mental health through to helping people with complex, severe and enduring conditions to flourish in the workplace. You may also wish to specifically support our developments at Silverburn Estate in Leven. If you do remember us in your will, please consider pledging because knowing in advance about potential bequests means we can thank you in your lifetime, though of course we will respect your privacy fully and you may keep full anonymity if you prefer.
Isn’t this just for the wealthy?
Not at all. You do not need to own a property to leave a gift in a will, nor do you need to have savings or an investment portfolio. Writing your will presents an opportunity to remember a cause close to your heart and ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death.
£150, for example, would help us to employ a professional mental health specialist for a day, and £600 would allow us to run an 8-week Mindfulness course. At FEAT, all contributions are gratefully received and will be used to develop our range of services.
Why do I need a will?
Without a will, it is the law that determines what happens to your money, property and possessions. With a will, it is you that is in charge of who receives what. Some people also choose to leave instructions like their funeral wishes in their will.
How do I get a will written and how much does it cost?
We recommend you consult your solicitor to ensure your will is up to date, legally binding and accurately reflects your wishes.Costs can vary and start at about £125. You should always consult with your family too before making any gift in your will and take advice from friends or specialists such as Citizens Advice. "Home made" wills are discouraged by professionals as your wishes could be considered ambiguous when discussed in your absence.
Can you explain the different types of gifts in wills?
You can leave a sum of money, a percentage of your estate or a specific item.
Where can I get more information?
There are also many guides on the internet to help you. These include:
FEAT don't have experts in-house to advise you or provide further information about
the legal process of leaving a gift in your will, but we can explain in further detail the type
of activities that we would deliver with a gift.
Copyright © 2018 Fife Employment Access Trust - All Rights Reserved.
Fife Employment Access Trust - Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered in Scotland, Company no. SC394284.
Scottish Charity No. SCO22263. VAT REGISTRATION NUMBER: 378 1045 88
WINNER: AYANAY PSYCHOLOGICAL ACCREDITATION Ethical & Psychological 20:20 Vision Awards
WINNER: FIFE BUSINESS DIVERSITY AWARDS 2021
WINNER: SME NEWS UK ENTERPRISE AWARDS : Most Dedicated Mental Health Employment Services Charity 2020
WINNER: the Centre for Social Justice Awards 2019 in the Work Category
FINALIST IN THE 2021 SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SCOTLAND AWARDS
FINALIST in the scottish charity awards terrific trustee (Brian robertson) category 2020
Finalist in the 2019 Fife Business Awards in the Excellence in Creativity and Innovation Category
Finalist in Kingdom FM Local Hero Awards 2018 for Best Community Group & IN 2021 IN THE MARY LEISHMAN AWARD CATEGORY
Recruiter Magazine UK Charity of the Year 2016 : Fife Voluntary Sector Award Winner for Partnerships 2014 & 2016;
Runner-up Herald Society Awards 2014; Runner-up GlaxoSmithKline Impact Awards 2017
Healthy Working Lives : Bronze Medal Holders
3 Silverburn Cottages, Leven KY8 5PU