Kyra Women’s Project is a unique charity that supports the women of York. Get involved to help women make positive changes in their lives through donations, volunteering or fundraising.


Mothers. Sisters. Daughters. We all have women in our lives and sometimes there are times when they need our help.  Kyra Women’s Project recognises that women have different support needs to men. That’s why we provide women of all ages and backgrounds with the support they need to make positive change in their lives.

Your donation is vital for Kyra to continue training programmes, counselling services and positive life-change activities for women.

Donate today to support Kyra.

Click here to donate with Virgin Money

How your donations help us:

£15 = supplies for gardening group activities

£50 = a one-to-one counselling session

£100 = a four week self-esteem programme for three women

£150 = weekly Your Space sessions for six months

£250 = a Skills For Work training course for a woman

Gift Aid

Donating through Gift Aid means KYRA can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra. All you need to do is to make a Gift Aid declaration by selecting ‘Gift Aid’ when you donate to Kyra online or you can request a Gift Aid Declaration Form from us at You can include all donations from the last 4 years. Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).

Gift Aid for Higher Rate tax-payers

If you are a higher rate tax-payer of 40% or more, you can access the Gift Aid scheme and increase the value of your donation – at no extra cost to you. You claim the difference between the higher (40%) and the basic (20%) tax rate on your donation. For example, if you donate £100 to Kyra we can claim Gift Aid to make your donation worth £125. You are paying 40% tax so you can claim back £25.00 (£125 x 20%). To receive the additional tax relief you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
For further information about Gift Aid visit GOV.UK

Click here to donate with EasyFundraising

Kyra is also part of the Easy Fundraising programme where you can donate without giving a penny!

With access to 2,700 UK retailers, the more you shop online, the more companies donate to Kyra. All you have to do is sign up, select Kyra Women’s Project as your cause and start shopping online!

Be a friend of Kyra…

Become a friend of Kyra and help Kyra look to the future by setting up a regular donation. Follow this link to find out more and print off the leaflet.


Volunteers are at the heart of what we do.  Being a volunteer at Kyra Women’s Project is an excellent way to meet new people, build confidence, develop new skills and participate in something truly rewarding.

We welcome volunteers from a variety of backgrounds with different skills and amount of time they can commit. We’re flexible to determine how and when you can best support Kyra for the most rewarding experience.

In return for your time and commitment, you’ll receive support, encouragement, training and where applicable, a work-based reference.

Whether you would like to help us by offering support during a social activity, help us lead a training course, raise funds, tell the public about us or assist with our administration, please complete a volunteer application HERE. Or phone and leave your contact details on 01904 632332. We will be back in touch with a few questions and when appropriate will ask you to complete the volunteer application form.

Take on a challenge and develop yourself

Getting involved in something new can be a real challenge. Volunteering can help you practice your talents and develop new skills. Sometimes the experience can lead to something you never even thought about, or help you to discover a hobby or interest you were unaware of.

Make friends, build communities

Getting involved as a volunteer will allow you to meet lots of different kinds of people and make new friends. It will also help build a stronger local community and improve services and resources in the area.

Have fun

Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Most volunteers get great enjoyment from what they do – that’s why they keep on doing it! Finding new interests and hobbies can be fun, relaxing and energising.

Corporate Partnerships

Kyra values partnerships with the private sector and works closely with organisations to determine how we can help support your business goals.  Whether its corporate social responsibility initiatives, a cause related marketing campaign or employee engagement programmes, our fundraising team can help you identify ways you can engage with the local community through our variety of services.   To organise a meeting with our fundraising team or find out more, email or call 01904 632332.

Community Fundraising

Are you part of a community group or organisation that would like to help raise funds for Kyra?  Kyra Women’s Project relies on the support of the local community to help deliver our services to women in need every week.

We’ll work with you to create a special fundraising event or activity that suits your particular group or organisation. Or you can choose to participate in one of the several events Kyra regularly runs throughout the year.

If you’d like to help us fundraise email or call 01904 632332.

DSC_0055Dove Skydive

Dove has struggled with an eating disorder for 30 years.  As she continues on her path to recovery and to make positive change in her life, she has turned to Kyra for help.  To give back, Dove decided to further challenge herself and skydive to raise funds for Kyra. She set up a fundraising campaign asking people to donate for her jump. Dove raised £ and on 22 March, she completed her skydive.

Thanks Dove for your courageous support and inspiration to other women.

Dove’s YouTube Channel.

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