The Compass Centre’s formal charity title is Shetland Rape Crisis; a charity dedicated to supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse. We are a feminist organisation. To honour our commitment to equality, we are mindful of the fact that rape, sexual violence, and exploitation, are all forms of violence that occur within a culture of gender inequality and that they disproportionately affect women and girls. We endeavour to prioritise gender equality in all that we do.
Sexual violence changes lives, and so do we. As a small charity we’re very grateful to receive your support, which helps us to continue to deliver our important work. At the Compass Centre we listen, we believe, we support and we empower survivors of sexual violence. Donations go directly towards the costs of delivering all our support and information services.
Our incredible fundraisers are vital to enabling us to provide all the free support and information services that we offer. You can support our work by fundraising in aid of The Compass Centre for example, by organising an event, bake sale, dress down day at work. Or if you enjoy running you could get sponsored for a marathon – or if running is new to you, taking that big step to do your first 5K!
If you are interested in fundraising in aid of the Compass Centre or have ideas for a fundraising event, please email email@example.com.
How to make a donation
Easy Fundraising: If you shop online you can donate for free through Easy Fundraising when you make a purchase with one of their registered 4,000 online stores. Just register with and choose Shetland Rape Crisis as your registered cause. It costs you nothing but raises vital funds for our work.
And finally: You can also support our work by:
- Believing someone who discloses sexual violence to you
- Supporting them to make their own choices about what they want to do
- Challenging abusive and sexist behaviour
Our Funders and Supporters
We would like to acknowledge the support of our funders. In 2021/22 our funders are:
- Scottish Government Delivering Equally Safe Fund
- Shetland Charitable Trust
- Inspiring Scotland