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The numbers of detainees without a solicitor and needing our assistance are growing. BID is the only charity that exists to provide a free bail service to detainees, and by keeping our costs to a minimum we make the most of any support we receive. BID does not receive government funding to carry out our work; we are supported by charitable trusts, individual donors and membership fees. Please get involved and support our work.

We also rely on the generous contribution of time from s who are trained to prepare bail applications and support the organisation's administration needs, and barristers who work for us pro bono.

  • Donate now

    All donations help us fund the core costs of our work and enable us to make more bail applications on behalf of migrants and asylum seekers who are detained. You can donate online at the bmycharity website.

  • Regular giving

    Making a regular donation to BID is one of the most effective ways of supporting us as it enables us to plan our work effectively.

  • Consider BID in your will

    Leaving a gift to BID in your will is a powerful way to help secure the financial future of the organisation. The gift of a legacy could be directed towards an area of our work that interests you, for example bail workshops in removal centres, or projects offering support to the particular needs of women or foreign national ex-offenders in detention. Alternatively, many people choose not to restrict their gift to a particular area and this helps us to direct your support where it is needed most.

  • Donate to BID while you shop at easyfundraising

    By shopping online at easyfundraising webshop you can raise money for BID as you shop.