How you can support the work we do

Please see many ways you can help Mainstay DRP in the work we do


Make A One Off Donation

Please click on the Link below to make an online donation you will be redirected to Mainstays JustGiving for donations.


Other ways to donate – online, by phone or by post 

There are several other ways to donate:

By phone - call us on 028 4461 7184 to talk to a member of our team.

By post - please send a cheque made payable to Mainstay DRP. Please send cheques to:

Mainstay DRP

2 Cumulus Heights



BT30 6WT


Monetary Donations

At Mainstay DRP, we are committed to our passionate belief that people with a learning disability should have equal rights and chances in society. Your regular donation, taken by Standing Order, means we can continue to provide the services and support for people with a learning disability that they deserve.

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Leaving a Legacy

Leave a legacy after you die by including Mainstay DRP in your will and, in turn, helping the charity assist and support adults with a learning disability in the Co Down area.

When you are making your will, naturally your first concern will be for your closest of kin. However, if you also decide to remember the ongoing work of Mainstay DRP in your will, or name the charity as one of the beneficiaries of a trust you create, your gift would be received with extreme gratitude.

The charity is one of the north’s largest providers of services which support people with a learning disability, their families and carers as they go about their daily lives.
Gifts in wills have been a crucial part of the donations received by the charity in the last two decades and, as a result, have greatly contributed to the progress made by the organisation over the years.

Your gift, whatever the size, can make a difference to the lives of those with a learning disability. Your gift will help to provide them with opportunities they may not otherwise have had. 


Gifts In Memory

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a positive way of commemorating a life, while helping the charity support adults with a learning disability in the Co Down area.
Many friends and family have told Mainstay DRP of how setting up a fund dedicated to the memory of their loved one allowed them to positively focus of helping others during their time of grief.
In Memory Envelopes
‘In Memory’ envelopes are an easy way to organise a special funeral collection to present to the charity. Each envelope contains information on Mainstay DRP, an option to donate by card or cheque and the opportunity to Gift Aid your donation.
Family and friends can also include a message in memory of the deceased which the charity will deliver to the family.
To order envelopes, phone 028 4461 7184 or email
While Mainstay DRP always tries to ensure your donation envelopes arrive before the day of the service, please try to order them at the earliest opportunity.
Letter of Thanks
Once the donation has been received, a letter of thanks will be sent to the donor. A personal letter to the deceased’s next of kin will also be sent - if details are provided - listing all of the donors and the total amount raised in memory of their loved one. Please be assured that individual gift amounts are not disclosed.


Volunteer Opportunities

Mainstay DRP continuously fundraises in order to maintain the high quality of care and support they offer to people with severe Autism or a learning disability, their families and carers.
Fundraising within the community is carried out in various ways such as sporting and music events, bag packing at local supermarkets or flag days.
The charity is always looking for new volunteers to help make a real difference. Through volunteering, you can learn new skills while having fun meeting new people and making friends.
Watch yourself develop confidence as an individual while gaining valuable work experience and receiving training – and all for a worthy cause.
Mainstay DRP want bright sparks with creative ideas to get in touch!