Support BEARR

Become a Friend

BEARR values enormously the help it receives from its network of supporters ‘Friends of the BEARR Trust’. Friends’ donations are BEARR’s most reliable source of funding.

Friends make a minimum donation of £30 per year, which the Trust can in most cases enhance by claiming back Gift Aid from the UK tax authorities. Regular contributions of over £30 are of course more than welcome. Everything BEARR receives enables it to do more to support the work to help vulnerable groups and advance reform of the health and social welfare systems in our region.

Friends receive personal copies of the BEARR Newsletter (electronically and/or in print), are notified individually of forthcoming events and have priority in booking for them, and may be informed from time to time of other matters of general interest.

If you wish to become a Friend, please contact us for an application form – If you are able to make regular payments automatically, that is a great help to the Trust.

Make a donation or fund-raise

Donations, one-off or regular, are always welcome. These may be to support BEARR’s overall activities, or, if a large sum is involved, may be used to fund a grant under the Small Grants Scheme, a conference speaker or other specific purpose. The Trust will be happy to discuss with donors the uses to which their donation will be put.

Donations can be made by cheque, sent to The BEARR Trust at 32-36 Loman Street, London SE1 0EH, or electronically via the link on the lefthand side of this site.

Fund-raising events on behalf of BEARR and to fund the Small Grants Scheme are very welcome. Here is an example of a fund-raising event.


BEARR has minimal paid staff and relies on regular volunteers as well as its hardworking Trustees. Volunteers who speak fluent Russian are needed to help with translation and interpretation, and those with less or even no Russian can help with IT, event organisation and other administative tasks. If you are interested, please contact

Be a sponsor

Why not nominate BEARR as the beneficiary for your sponsored event or activity? Please contact

Remember BEARR in your will

Do you wish to have a lasting effect on the vulnerable groups we serve? BEARR’s Trustees would be happy to discuss with you ways in which you could make a difference. Please contact