First of all, are you already in an IVA? You would have to make sure that the money is only available as a gift.
How much do you owe in total?
Sharing from experiences of dealing with debt
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Bob Marley. http://kallis3.blogs.iva.co.uk
If you are not in an IVA it's possible to reach a deal direct with your creditors and avoid an IVA altogether, albeit it means a lot of legwork from you, but could save on costs and increase the dividend for the creditors.