vida is a registered charity, and our funding mostly comes through grants and contracts with commissioing agencies, although we also rely on fundraising to generate smaller amounts for Eva Women's Services and the No Recourse Fund.

Until March 2015 our work has primarily been funded by:

    • Home Office
  • NHS Sheffield
  • Sheffield City Council: Domestic Abuse Co-ordination Team (DACT)
  • Sheffield Safer & Sustainable Communities Partnership
  • Funding from charitable trusts includes:
    • Lloyds/TSB Foundation
  • Noel Buxton Trust
  • Evan Cornish Foundation

VIDA fundraising benefits

band and singers on stage at VIDA benefitVIDA host fundraisers every year to raise money for EVA Therapy and Women's Group and the Women's No Recourse Fund [see below]. 

A big thank you to people who come and dance with such gusto, the bellydancers for their brilliant performances and the Free Radicals soul and funk band for their marvellous dance music.

And a big thanks to South Yorkshire Police Women's Network who hosted a do on International Women's Day in 2013, which raised over £800. and the One Billion Rising organisers who shared some of the proceeds from the 2013 & 2015 events with Eva. 

See homepage and newsletters for details of future events!



Belrobics fundraise for VIDA

Bellydance coin belt

A huge thank you to all the wonderful women at Belrobics who have continued to fundraise for VIDA and given us some wonderful dancing in the process. As well as their artistic and sensuous shows, no-one gets away with just watching, as the whole audience gets asked to shimmy with an impromptu lesson in the art of bellydancing - and having a go makes you really appreciate how well they dance!


Women's No Recourse Fund

When vida host fundraising events we sometimes raise money for the Sheffield Women's No Recourse Fund, which we set up and administer, for women who have no recourse to public funds.


If women have come to the UK on a Spousal Visa, they are economically dependent on their husband for 2 years. If the relationship is abusive, their immigration status prevents them from working or claiming benefits to support themselves and leave the relationship. It also limits access to escape routes like refuges or rehousing, or other publicly funded services. This creates a desperate choice between abuse or destitution. The Sheffield Women's No Recourse Fund provides limited financial assistance to enable the local specialist domestic abuse services to support women and children fleeing abuse for up to eight weeks.

To donate to the Sheffield Women's No Recourse Fund please contact us at the vida office on 0114 275 0101 or download the Appeal Leaflet from the Resources page.