Here are the ways you can support us financially. Different options are available depending on the type of financial assistance you wish to offer.
Want to donate something now?
No problem, here are some of the ways you can donate straight away.
Our friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to take any cash, cheque or card payments.
Cheques can be made payable to Berwick Community Trust, and can also be posted or popped into our secure letter box outside our opening hours.
We can also process payments over the telephone using our card payment system – Square, or give you the details to arrange a standing order straight into our bank account for your convenience. Just give us a ring and we process your details securely.
You can donate to us online via Local Giving, this can be either a one off donation now or if you prefer, you can set up a regular monthly donation.
When donating via this method, please ensure you comment which project/service you wish your donation to be allocated to.
Local Giving also allows people to set up fundraisers on our behalf, if you fancy raising some money for us then please have a look at this on the Local Giving platform. You can login or create an account to fundraise for us very quickly, just visit Fundraise for us to find out more.
If you are a UK tax payer then you can also sign up for Gift Aid. We have Gift Aid forms available for those giving cash donations if you would like to fill one in, please get in touch.
In It To Win It
Did you know we are part of the Northumberland Lottery?
The Northumberland Lottery is an exciting weekly draw that raises money for good causes, you can also win prizes from buying tickets for each draw. Each ticket costs £1 and for every ticket you buy, 60p will go to local good causes in Northumberland and improving our community.
The top prize each month is £25,000, smaller prizes are also up for grabs.
You can purchase tickets and support our good work here.
Want to leave us a donation in the future?
Leave us a gift in your will
Have you considered donating to charity when you die? You could donate/gift a sum of money to Berwick Community Trust as a legacy gift in your Will, this gift will allow us to continue with all the good work and services that we provide in Berwick upon Tweed.
The people of Berwick upon Tweed that we support will continue to benefit from us being able to sustain the delivery of the vital services that we do to support the people in our town. These donations can be made anonymously, alternatively we can publish our thanks for your generosity.
If you would like to speak to us about leaving a gift in your will to any of our services then please contact us, discretion is guaranteed.
What Is A Legacy Gift?
A legacy gift, sometimes known as planned giving is a gift to a charity or non-profit organisation that you can leave in your Will. It can be a piece of property, cash, or a percentage of your estate. Legacy gifts play a key role in supporting many charities, yet many people don’t know that they’re an option, how they are paid out, or the tax benefits of these gifts.
These donations are a very efficient way of donating to charity as the charitable donation does not count toward the taxable value of an individual’s estate. If you gift 10% or more than the net value of your estate, then the amount of Inheritance Tax payable is reduced. Please seek advice if you would like to donate this way.
While legacy giving makes it possible to leave much larger gifts, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to have a lot of money to leave a legacy gift. You can leave as much or as little as you want – there is no gift too small. You can also take advantage of Free Wills Month, which is available 2 months per year, March & October, speak to any local solicitors to find out more information and to see if they are involved in the scheme.