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Education Otherwise is a charity run entirely by volunteers and we are reliant upon our members and supporters to allow us to continue doing our good work. For those new to Education Otherwise, the following are examples of how we promote and support home education by:

  • providing our telephone helpline;
  • providing our advice service;
  • Education report checking service*;
  • producing and sharing relevant research;
  • contributing to relevant consultations;
  • contributing to media articles;
  • publishing accurate information based on high level legal opinion and
  • working tirelessly to ensure that home education remains available to future children.

You can support our work in the following ways…


You can donate to us through Stripe, with your card, by clicking this button.

Become a Member

Members can access:

  • Group insurance;
  • Member only discounts;
  • Our free education report checking service*;
  • Our newsletters;
  • Cards for truancy patrols and;
  • Opt in to vote at our AGMs.

Most importantly, for only £17 a year our members help to support our valuable work. Please email [email protected] to arrange for print or direct email. To become a member choose an option here.

*Non-members can access this service for a suggested donation of £15. Please contact us on [email protected] if you are on a very low income and require this service.

Sign up to Easyfundraising

Easyfundraising costs you nothing apart from a couple of minutes of your time to set it up. Once set up, whenever you shop online at any one of thousands of retailers, a donation is made to support Education Otherwise’s good work. We recommend you install the reminder, instructions on the website, so we never miss out when you shop.

You can join Easyfundraising here.