We depend entirely upon donations to fund our project. Money is raised in a variety of ways and we are hugely grateful for the assistance received. We do not have office premises, all work is done from home and we do not charge any administration costs.
Our funds are raised in a variety of ways:
Our source of sustainable funds is through sponsorship of the children. The money raised in this way pays for continuing costs, e.g. staff salaries, essential materials and supplies, utilities and so on – it now includes payments of costs relating to the primary children (see the Primary section of our projects)We can allocate the names of particular children, chosen by the teachers and targeting the most impoverished as a priority – or sometimes people prefer to donate regularly but anonymously to help whoever they can. We need to increase the level of sponsorship to ensure the longer-term sustainability of the project.
Please visit us on Virgin Money Giving for more details on how to help.
- Sometimes individuals donate for special projects particularly connected with the infrastructure. In 2011 we received many individual donations. Thank you very much for your support. Among the individuals who raised money for us is Lynn, who raised £1,000 and Gene, who paid for many of the essential but non-glamorous aspects of our building programme, laying water, building toilets, re-wiring etc. We are grateful to the students of Leeds University who raised in excess of £8,000 during their RAG week fundraising and to a group of people who were sponsored on their walk on the Mourne Mountains, giving us enough money to complete the infrastructure in 2012.
- Thirdly, around the world, in several countries, a small but significant number of our friends are holding events on our behalf in UK, Europe, the USA and Australia– coffee mornings, sponsored events, street collections, bag-packing in supermarkets, giving talks, etc.Schools have shown a huge interest in our project and have supported us with funds and school materials.
Nursery books bought with a donation from Matlock Rotary Club, preparing building blocks for additional toilets and renovations to make a staffroom, thank you to everyone who helped us.
Find us on Virgin Money Giving to make direct donations using a debit or credit card. Payments made by UK taxpayers attract an additional 28% through the giftaid scheme. Please be sure to tick the relevant box.
Thank you again. Meg Fletcher. Director of the project