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 volunteers who are trained to prepare bail applications and support the organisation's administration needs, and barristers who work for us pro bono.
As people’s thoughts turn to being together with their family over the Christmas and New Year period, BID is asking you to support our 'Free for Christmas' appeal for donations to continue our work to free people from immigration detention in the UK.
Our focus for this appeal is on our specialist family legal team who provide legal advice, support, and representation to detained parents separated from their children in order to secure their release. In the last year, our family legal team reunited 338 children with their parents.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child says that children should never be separated from their parents for the purposes of immigration control. Nonetheless, in the UK the Home Office routinely detains parents pending removal or deportation, without proper consideration of alternatives to detention, and without observing its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Please help us to continue this valuable work, and reunite detained parents with their children, by making a donation to our appeal
All donations to BID 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.
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.
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.
By shopping online at easyfundraising webshop you can raise money for BID as you shop.