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Ways to donate

We are incredibly grateful for every donation we receive. If you are able to support us financially, there are a number of ways that you can do this.

Become a regular donor

Knowing that we have a regular income is a huge help to us, enabling us to plan and deliver the services our community needs. Your donation helps us to sustain the emotional wellbeing of the community by providing weekly counselling to those most in need. If you would like to donate on a regular basis, please click the ‘Donate Today’ button at the top of this page.

And did you know you can use Payroll Giving so that your donation is tax free? See below for more details.

Payroll giving

This is a simple and tax-efficient scheme run by HMRC for monthly donations to be made direct from your gross salary. This means that the tax you would have paid HMRC goes to BCS instead and your donation goes further towards supporting our cause.

Your employer will need to sign up to a Payroll Giving scheme, which is easy to do. More information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/payroll-giving

Make a one-off donation

As a small charity, no matter what amount you give, your donation will assist us in improving the mental health of our neighbours. Please click the ‘Donate Today’ button above to support us now.

Don’t forget that you can boost your donation by 25p for every £1 you donate by using the Gift Aid scheme. This scheme from HMRC allows us to reclaim an extra 25% on your donations made during the past 4 years, as well as on all future donations, without costing you a penny. To be eligible to sign up for Gift Aid you must be a UK taxpayer and all we require is a simple signed form, which you will be directed to as you follow our donation process.

Leave a legacy in your will

How about creating a legacy by leaving a gift to BCS in your will? You can leave a percentage of your estate, a specific amount of money, or a specific gift such as personal possession, land or stocks and shares. The impact of a legacy gift such as this would mean that we can expand our work and find new ways to reach members of the community and offer them the support they need to improve their mental health and thrive.

Amazon Smile

This doesn’t cost you a thing! Shop at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ and make one small change by pinning this link instead of the normal amazon.com link and then select Basingstoke Counselling Service as your chosen charity. It costs you nothing more, but Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to us.

Easyfundraising

If you tend to shop online, just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Retailers will then make a small donation to say, “thank you”. Ebay, Tesco, Viking, ASOS and Boots as well thousands of other retailers will donate for free after you purchase. Visit https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ to sign up quickly and easily.

If you need help or support setting up any of the donation options above, please contact Ellie on info@basingstokecounselling.org.uk or 01256 843125. She will be happy to provide any assistance you need.