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Help us to ensure more people with criminal records are free from prejudice, stigma and discrimination

Your donation will help us provide a voice and support for people who are facing stigma and obstacles because of their criminal record – we appreciate every penny. It’s quick and easy to donate online, please click the link below.

Or if you prefer you can send a cheque, payable to ‘Unlock’, to Unlock, MCSC, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH.

Regular donations provide a reliable regular income which help us plan for the future. If you wish to set up a standing order – please contact for more information.

If you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 that you give, the government will give an extra 25p – at no extra cost to you. All donations made online have Gift Aid claimed automatically, but if you’re making a donation via post please download and complete our Gift Aid declaration form  so that we can make a claim.

“Thank you for your kindness and understanding…It really does make a huge difference to be able to talk to someone who does not judge.”

Unlock helpline user

Leaving a gift in your will

A legacy gift can help us to continue giving hope to people with criminal records long into the future. It’s easy to do, and your gift will be exempt from inheritance tax. Just make sure you include our charity number on the will document: 1079046. If you would like to take this step please talk to your solicitor or read advice from the Charities Aid Foundation. If you do include Unlock in your Will, we’d love to hear about it and thank you for your compassion and support, please contact us.

Fundraise for Unlock

From bake sales and games evenings to sponsored events there are so many ways you can support our work and have fun at the same time!  We’d love to hear about what you’re getting up to in support of our work. Please get in touch with Cathy Westbrook our Fundraising Manager:

Raise money as you shop

Give as you Live Online is a free and easy way to raise funds for Unlock, simply by shopping online. Join for free today and start raising money when you shop at over 4,000 stores. Click on a store you want to shop with and they’ll direct you to the store’s website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for Unlock!

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