Support Us

HcL is a registered charity and relies on funding from the Local Authorities in which we operate and Trusts, Funders and local donations to deliver our services.

The vital support we provide people with mobility needs would not be possible without our generous supporters. 

We continually seek additional funding to renew our vehicle fleet, to expand our fleet and services and to pay for new equipment and projects.

We welcome financial help from trusts, individuals, local organisations and commercial bodies.

We are delighted to accept financial donations to support our work. Please click on the link below, or contact us directly.

Do you shop online? 

If you register with easy fundraising and choose Handicabs Lothian, we will get a % of what you spend on numerous websites donated to us, at no cost to you. 

It is easy to register, then click on the reminder and every time you go on a website that will donate a percentage of your sale to your chosen charity, it reminds you so that we do not miss out. It is really simple to do!

And if you shop on Amazon and register with Smile – we get 0.5% of what you spend. Again at no cost to you. 

Go to the website smile.amazon.co.uk and select Handicabs as your charity, we will get 0.5% of everything you spend. 

This will mount up over the year and be a great help to us.

We can claim gift aid on many of the donations we receive. For donations under £20 we do not need any paperwork but if a donation is over £20, we would need a completed form. Please let Laura know at laura.kearney@handicabs.org.uk or mention next time you book your journey if you would like a form. Thanks!

Can you consider leaving a lasting legacy by remembering HcL in your will? Any gift, large or small, will help to safeguard our vital work.  

After you've taken care of the people closest to you, a legacy gift in your will could help sustain our services for years to come.

We are incredibly grateful for every gift that people include in their Wills. 

If you would like more information about leaving a legacy in your will, please contact Kelvin Cochrane, our Chief Executive, or refer to these websites which tell you more about how to help HcL in your will:

https://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/money/personal-finance/giving/leaving-money-to-charity-in-your-will

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/the-tax-benefits-of-giving-to-charity#how-to-leave-something-to-charity-in-your-will


Are you able to host a fundraiser for us? A pub quiz, a coffee morning, a sponsored walk? Maybe you would like to run a 5k, 10k or a marathon to help keep our services going? 

We would be delighted to hear from you.


YPI is Scotland’s biggest youth and philanthropy initiative programme that empowers young people to make a difference in their local community.

Any group in a school in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian or West Lothian could choose HcL as their charity for YPI.

Our team are delighted to meet with you, answer questions and show you are our service. If you want to learn about how we help people with mobility challenges all over Edinburgh and the Lothians and help make a difference to our service users, please get in touch:

laura.kearney@handicabs.org.uk.


Lasswade High School invited us to their charity fair in 2019 and we were lucky enough to have a few groups from S2 select HcL as their charity to learn about, and present on. Aaaand one of the teams won. THANK YOU!!  The £3,000 is going towards a new additional vehicle to support people in Midlothian.

Thank you Rhys, Abigail, Nicole, Lilly and Gregory 
Kelvin, CEO, meeting the team that won for HcL at Lasswade High School.

We will have a number of bus naming competitions this year. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more!


Is your business or organisation interested in sponsoring HcL or partnering our work?

Could HcL be your ‘Charity of the Year’? 

Would you like to sponsor a bus? We can include your logo or organisations name on the vehicle to show your support for our services.

We would be delighted to come and speak to your staff or group and tell you more about our services.


Please contact Laura Kearney, Fundraising Officer at laura.kearney@handicabs.org.uk