“AVP totally changed me, I am pleased to say. I am no longer angry and also practice Buddhist meditation. Life isn’t easy but I can manage it far better than I used to.”
The Alternatives to Violence Project Britain relies on the generosity of supporters like you. Please click on the JustGiving icon to donate.
We need your donations to fulfil our mission of helping people to move away from violent or abusive behaviour by developing other ways of dealing with conflicts, increasing the respect we have for ourselves and others.
About 1 in 50 people in Britain is the victim of a violent assault each year, approximately twice the average for the industrialised world. Besides violent assaults, threatening behaviour described as ‘really frightening’ affects 1 in 25 people in Britain each year.
Despite this, there are few organisations in Britain supporting adults in dealing with conflict and reducing the violence in their lives. AVP works with a wide spectrum of people; our emphasis is on working with individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a history of using or suffering from violence.
We charge a small fee for workshops but no-one is turned away if they can't pay.
And that is why your help is so important.
Just a small donation of £5 goes towards funding a bursary place on a workshop to help someone address violent behaviour linked to the trauma of a difficult childhood. A standing order will help us predict our income and support more people. Remembering AVPB in your will is a lasting legacy that will help us to achieve our goals.
Whatever you are able to give, we are grateful for your financial support, and we promise to use your money wisely. We spend very little on governance; almost all of what you give goes directly to support our workshops and other training activities, which are all run by volunteers.
Thank you for your support.