Donating Money

Financial donations are vital for our charity work. No matter how big or small, we really appreciate every single donation that you can give.


CONTACT DETAILS FOR DONATIONS

Please contact us at: fundraising@spearlondon.org   Or phone us direct on 020 7036 9766


HOW YOUR MONEY CAN BE SPENT

  • £20 pays for a thermal sleeping bag
  • £50 pays for an outreach shift to ensure that we don’t miss a rough sleeper
  • £100 pays for food for all our hostel residents
  • £250 pays for a new home starter kit for someone moving to permanent accommodation

METHODS OF DONATING

  1. Standing Order
  2. Bank Transfer
  3. Cheque or cash
  4. Payroll Giving
  5. Be aware of personal tax benefits of charitable giving
  6. Claiming Gift Aid
  7. Fundraising event/partnership/Online Sponsorship
  8. Leave a Legacy
  9. Easy Fundraising/Easy Search – a different way to raise funds online
  10. Donate by Text


network-rail-cheque-presentationSTANDING ORDER

By setting up a standing order you are literally helping us plan for our future through monthly giving. This committed level of giving enables us to continue and expand our services in response to the need.

Download our Standing order form


BANK TRANSFER TO SPEAR

A great way to donate directly to SPEAR on a one off basis.  Please tell us when you have made the transfer so we can thank you, unless of course you wish to remain anonymous.

Bank Name: CAF Bank,  Sort Code: 405240,  Account Number: 00092188

If you have set up your own charitable giving account to help manage your personal charitable giving to SPEAR and other charities, then please also keep us posted with your SPEAR donations, so we can keep updated with thanking you; unless of course you wish to remain anonymous.


CHEQUE OR CASH

If donating via cheque, please make payable to: SPEAR.

Please post to: 89 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4AW.  For cash please also deliver directly to the office and deliver to a SPEAR fundraising or resources staff member.


PAYROLL GIVING

If you are working for a company that already has a Payroll Giving scheme set up, you can speak to your payroll department to request giving a regular donation to SPEAR tax free, i.e. the donation is taken out of your salary before you are taxed.  This means the donation costs you less than it would after you are taxed.  If your company doesn’t have a Payroll Giving scheme set up then please contact SPEAR fundraising and we can discuss with your company the process of setting one up for employees.  If you are a company wishing to set up a Payroll Giving scheme for your employees, there is also more information on approved Payroll Giving companies from the government here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/payroll-giving-approved-agencies


REMEMBER TO CLAIM THE GIFT AID

For ALL donations (except payroll giving), don’t forget if you are a UK tax payer, SPEAR can claim Gift Aid on your donation, so please also fill in our updated Gift Aid declaration form

25p for every £1 donated can be gift aided, meaning the charity raises an extra 25 per £1 donated.

Gift Aid Declaration Form


BE AWARE OF PERSONAL TAX BENEFITS OF CHARITABLE GIVING

If you complete a tax return each year, then be sure to keep track of your charitable giving so you can off set this against tax you pay.  Some individuals who give regularly to charity set up their own Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) account (or another account similar to this) to keep track of and manage their personal charitable giving.  You can find more information about charitable giving and tax here:

https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity


FUNDRAISING EVENTS/PARTNERSHIP/ONLINE SPONSORSHIP

If you are organising a fundraising/sponsorship event and want more ideas, please read our Get Involved page.

If you wish to collect online sponsorship whilst also claiming Gift Aid, then we have an account with

just giving logoJust Giving.  You can create or add an online donation page for a SPEAR event to share and bring awareness about the fundraising event and get people to donate!

For a How To Guide on setting up a JustGiving online fundraising page, click Just Giving_How to

Please be aware that JustGiving  is funded by taking a small percentage of the donation to cover costs, which on larger donations will reduce the amount SPEAR receive.  Please read their terms and conditions.

Share on your fundraising events on social media pages. We would love to hear from you on ours!

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LEAVE US A LEGACY

Help our work live on.  If you have remembered SPEAR in your will, intend to do so, or would like more information please let us know at fundraising@spearlondon.org.  Here is some further information SPEAR published previously on our NEWS page during Make a Will Week.


EASY FUNDRAISING/EASY SEARCH

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EasyFundraising- ‘Giving at no cost to yourself’  Easyfundraising is a cashback website that will donate to SPEAR  every time you shop at a major internet retailers such as Amazon, Expedia, and Asda to name a few. Simply signing up and clicking through via easyfundraising to your favourite shopping sites will benefit SPEAR. There aren’t any hidden or added charges and signing up is easy!  To set up an account click here

 Easysearcheasysearch  Did you know your internet search engine can be helping SPEAR at the same time as it is helping you? Powered by the internet search engine Yahoo, easysearch will find everything you want on the internet and give us a donation every time you use a link they have suggested.  To choose SPEAR as the beneficiary of your internet searches please type SPEAR into the drop down search bar and start surfing the web. To get started click here


DONATE BY TEXT

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To donate via JustTextGiving simply follow the instructions below;

1. Text SPEA00  £3, £5 or £10 e.g  SPEA00£10 (all together)

and simply,

2. Send to 70070

 


For more information about SPEAR’s services and our work read here.

We always acknowledge your donation and any sums no matter how small are gratefully received and appreciated.