SPEAK OUT. TAKE ACTION. Together we can reduce the human & financial cost of prison to women, children & our communities.

By becoming a supporter of Women in Prison you will be

Investing in the support we know works to enable women to take control of their lives, giving themselves and their children a better future.

Helping to dismantle a broken system and to deliver a legacy of real social justice for women and their families.

Joining a growing movement driven to achieve the 2020 Ambition to reduce the women’s prison population to 2,020 by 2020.




By gifting a monthly donation (or becoming a lifetime supporter) you will receive a 2020 Supporter Briefing, updates on WIP’s work and our quarterly magazine written for, and led by women affected by the criminal justice system. Thank you also for your generosity through fundraising activities and one-off donations. We couldn’t survive without you.

Please DONATE ONLINE (that way we get Gift Aid)

You can also send a cheque made out to Women in Prison Ltd to: Women in Prison, 2nd Floor, Elmfield House,
5 Stockwell Mews, London, SW9 9GX

Any queries please email:



♦ Pledge your support to the 2020 Ambition, contact your MP, spread the word... Take a look at the 2020 HUB for ways you can campaign for change.

♦ Sign up for our 2020 Letter (scroll down to the bottom of the website) – an e-newsletter with stories, poetry and artwork from women affected by the criminal justice system, alongside ideas for campaign action.

♦ Help us spread the word. We can send you materials, copies of our magazine or come and give a presentation to any group of potential supporters. Contact us on or call Head Office on 0207 359 6674


We are so grateful for the commitment and time given by our amazing volunteers at WIP. We want to ensure that all our volunteers get as much out of the experience as they give to WIP and to do this we unfortunately do not have the capacity to offer opportunities immediately to everyone that contacts us. Although we do not have any volunteering vacancies at the moment, if you are interested please complete the Registration of Interest Form which we will keep on file, and when an opportunity comes up we will get in touch.

Please note that this position is restricted to women only as an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010. WIP strongly encourages applications from women from minority ethnic groups and women with direct experience of the criminal justice system.                 

Register of Interest Form - (PDF Version - Register of Interest Form)




At Women in Prison arts and crafts is a big part of our activities in prison and at our women's centres. Art can be very therapeutic, is a great way to showcase talent, gives confidence and enables women to be heard. We also run a food and clothes banks at our Women’s Centres and create support packs for women leaving prison.

Please contact us first to arrange to send us or drop-off your donation at one of our locations, London (Stockwell), Woking and Manchester.

Either email

Or call:

Head Office including Campaigns (Stockwell): 020 7359 6674
Beth Centre (Stockwell): 0203 869 2170
Women’s Support Centre (Woking):  01483 726 621
WomenMATTA (Manchester): 0161 232 1778

PLEASE NOTE: Although we are always very grateful by your generosity we have very limited storage space so please consider the list below of the most needed items. Thank you!

  • Wool
  • Anything for card making (and your old Christmas Cards please, just the cut off fronts, we reuse for craft card-making workshops for women in prison to send to their children and family in the run up to Christmas)
  • Paints
  • Pens
  • Colouring pencils
  • Glitter
  • Canvases
  • Sketch and writing books
  • Adult colouring books!!
  • Tissue paper
  • Beads and buttons
  • Crafting papers and card
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Aidas (for tapestry)
  • Clothing
  • Nail varnish
  • Toiletteries (shower gels, shampoos, sanitary products)
  • Food (tinned goods)