As a member of the public, your support for BACAB and your local community is crucial to some of the most vulnerable in our area. You may not even realise how many people you see about town every day have received support from the amazing work done by Citizens’ Advice in Buckingham, Winslow and the nearby rural community, supported through BACAB funding.
By committing to support us financially, you will be helping your neighbours, colleagues, friends and family more than you may ever realise.
Whether you choose to donate as a one-off gift or commit to regular giving, it couldn’t be simpler. Either click the “Donate” button to make a donation today, or fill in the direct debit form and we will set up a regular payment for you.
Make your gift go further
With Gift Aid, UK tax payers can make their gift go even further as HM Treasury will donate 25p for every £1 you donate. And if you are self-employed, don’t forget you can also off-set any charitable giving from your annual self-assessment. It’s a quick and easy way, that doesn’t cost you a penny, to make sure your community gets the support it deserves.
As the years roll by and inflation continues to outstrip the rate at which pension and investment income increase, our charitable giving comes under increasing pressure. When I retired some years ago, I took the view that my financial situation would not preclude me from making meaningful lump sum donations to charity. But, that did not mean that my contributions would cease to have any value to those concerned. I simply adopted a different method of giving.
I now make small regular donations that represent about 2% of my monthly outgoings. This is both manageable as far as I am concerned and is of significant value to the charities I support, over, say, a five year period For example, a gift aided donation of £20 a month over five year produces a net sum of £1,200 which increases to more than £1,500 after the base rate of tax is recovered from the Inland Revenue by the charity. Although it is not in a lump sum, the charity may choose to borrow the equivalent amount in advance, or to simply rely on my monthly payments as a cash flow supplement. The hardest part is selecting the charities to support. If you are reading this article, I trust you, like me, are already supporting, or are about to support BACAB.
Chris Atkinson, BACAB Supporter
Here’s what some of your donations can contribute towards:
As a local business or organisation, your support for BACAB and your local community is vital to the economy and prosperity of our area.
By choosing to support the amazing work done by Citizens’ Advice in Buckingham, Winslow and the surrounding area through donating to BACAB your business will be directly aiding some of the most vulnerable and desperate in our community at times of real crisis.
Whether you choose to make a one-off gift to us or spread your giving over regular annual payments, your support will go a long way.
The Buckingham Group is a long standing Corporate Patron and supporter of BACAB because we believe passionately in the ability of our CAB to change people’s lives and I am personally delighted that the value and quality of its work has now been recognised on a nationwide basis via the prestigious Queen’s Award.
The benefits which BACAB brings to our local community are enormous, but so are the costs! Supporting BACAB financially has been a huge rewarding experience and I hope that other North Bucks business leaders will consider including BACAB with their Corporate Social Responsibility portfolios.
Paul Wheeler, Chairman, The Buckingham Group, BACAB Corporate Patron
£500 pays for essential reference books and specialist adviser training for a year
All companies who donate to BACAB will receive a certificate of donation which they can display and can choose to be included on our website as corporate sponsors. This also enables you to offset your donation against your payable tax each year. Please contact our team today to find out which method of donation would work best for your business.