Born from the unprovoked stabbing of art student Oliver Hemsley.
If you would like to donate to Art Against Knives, or to register a fundraising event to support us then please visit Virgin Money Giving. To find out how we'll spend your money, please take a look at How We Spend Your Money. And for other ways of helping there is information on our How You Can Help section.


Listed below are several ways that you can contribute to ART AGAINST KNIVES. If you have any other ideas for how you’d like to help, then we’re all ears; drop us a line at


Support our existing projects and help us to fund new opportunities for young people affected by gang crime. Click our donate button on the home page or email


Art Against Knives wouldn’t be where it is today without the kind support lent by professionals from all walks of life.  From advertising copywriters to specialist solicitors, we owe you a big thank-you.  If you’re an expert and would like to lend some time, then please get in touch:


Hold a bake sale, nominate us as your workplace charity of choice, or run a marathon! If you are interested in raising money to support ART AGAINST KNIVES contact polly@artagainstknives for more details.


At the ART AGAINST KNIVES ONLINE GALLERY we showcase work created by young people in our workshops, alongside donated work by established artists and AAK supporters. All proceeds fund Art Against Knives projects

To donate work or find out how you can get involved email


Whether you have a charity day from work, you are a student unemployed or you’re in between jobs, we would love for you to come and lend a hand at Art Against Knives. To find out how you can get involved and volunteer with us, contact


The easiest and perhaps most important way to help Art Against Knives is to share our message.  Please join our mailing list, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to be kept up to date with the work we’re doing.