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Donate to our work

By giving to our work you will be helping us to help people in need, to inspire and encourage them, and to make a lasting change in our community.

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Our work is people focused …so we want our financial support to be people focused too, it’s people helping people… …which is the essence of community.

Donation Quick-Links

Clicking on these links will take you to directly to the JustGiving pages of the projects, or activities listed.

Lighthouse Project

The Lighthouse Project is a vibrant and welcoming Community Hub where you can get lots of support to help you achieve...

Lighthouse Project

Go to our JustGiving page to make a donation.
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Middleton Central Foodbank

Middleton Central Foodbank offers crisis food support to families and individuals in need. Providing 3-day emergency food parcels.

Middleton Central Foodbank

Go to our JustGiving page to make a donation.
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Inpire Middleton

Inspire Middleton is our parent Charity set up to see the improvement of Middleton by inspiring people, places, and organisations.

Inspire Middleton

Go to our JustGiving page to make a donation
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Toy Appeal

Seasonal - The Lighthouse Annual Toy Appeal supports numerous local children from families that we have worked with over the year.

Toy Appeal

Go to our seasonal JustGiving page to donate to the Toy Appeal (Active Nov-Dec)
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Alternatively you can

For more information about other ways to give continue reading below…

Why are we looking for support

We are not a council or government funded organisation, and the bulk of our work has historically been funded by applying for short term grants to undertake specific tasks or activities.
Typically these types of grant are often short-term for 12 months or a slightly longer two / three years. They are usually awarded to deliver a specific service or activity, e.g. to provide computer access the internet, or to help towards the costs of some of our staff members, or core costs (rent, heat, light, etc.)
Because the funding cycles are short we are constantly having to apply for funds from one source or another so we can keep the work going, staff employed and the doors open. All to keep providing the types of essential support that people need. Short-term grants have helped us get to where we are, and for this we are grateful. However this type of funding is not very stable or predictable. So, going forward we want to build our work on more firm and secure foundations which is why we are looking to gather around us a family of supporters who believe in the vision and want to support our work.
Please consider standing with us, we are making a difference in the lives of people in Middleton, and we want to keep doing so. The best way to support us is by making regular monthly donations to our work so that we can begin to reduce our reliance on grants.  You can do this by setting up a regular donation to the Lighthouse Project, or our parent charity, Inspire Middleton, or one of our other projects.

The benefits of giving to our work

  • Be a part of positive change in our community

    Our passion is to change negative attitudes & turn them into positive action to bring about the change. No more sitting on the fence or sidelines moaning about how things will never change. You can be a part of positive change in our community, we know it can be done, come and join us helping to make it happen.

  • Knowing that your support is making a difference in peoples lives

    Time and time again visitors comment to us about how much our help and support has made a difference in their lives and circumstances. We see it as a bit of neighbourly help and support, but they see it as life changing. Your donations helps us to keep helping people, changing our community one person at a time.

  • Partnering with someone that is already successful and making an impact

    We started our work from scratch in 2008, bouncing around ideas of how we could make a difference in the town, and how we could help, support and inspire people. We have faced many challenges since then, and still do, but we are now established and are looking to build a firm and longstanding foundation of support that will sustain the work well into our future. For the benefit of others whom we have yet to meet.

These are some of the achievements that

your donations support

Visitor Footfall
+ 300000

This is the number of visits to the Lighthouse Project since we opened in June 2010 to Oct 2023.

Typically circa 28,000 per year.

Food Items
746 +

needed to provide food for 100+ families each week using the Lighthouse Pantry.

In 2023 we supported 4600 visits from over 370 families

People helped
450 +

Tackling £1.3m+ of personal debt through the Lighthouse Money Advice team. With over £560,000 of debt reductions or debt management, and over £380,000 of increased benefits or expenditure reduction.

Meals Provided
70000 +

Our Foodbank supported just under 3,000 adults and children with over 1400 emergency food parcels during 2023.

We gave away over 34 tonnes of food valued at circa £66,000 tackling food poverty.

Types of Giving

Regular Monthly Giving

Regular monthly giving is really valuable as it gives us a good base of support and helps us to plan ahead as we know in advance that we will have a certain amount of funds to use.

Amounts ranging from £10 - £50 are typically given each month to suit your circumstances.

This can be done via standing order through your bank, or online via our JustGiving pages, and if you Gift Aid your donation we can claim an additional 25% on top of your donation back from the government.

One-off Gifts

We are also happy to accept one-off gifts donated for a specific reason, such as in remembrance of someone, or instead of birthday presents, or just in support of our regular work and activities.

These can be for any amount you choose.

If you are willing to sign and return a Gift Aid declaration form we can claim an additional 25% on top of your gift back from the government.

Fundraising Activity

You can become a community fundraiser helping to raise money for us by arranging your own fun, activities, or interesting challenge events such as fun runs, marathons, cycle rides, swimming, etc.) and getting people to give to sponsoring you to do them.
You can set up your own JustGiving page which can be linked to our Charity site so the funds you raise come direct to us safe and sound, and you don't have to handle the money.

You can post regular updates and photographs of progress, and people can interact with what you are doing.

Legacy Giving

Leaving some money to us in your Will helps us continue supporting our community & blessing others.

To do this you will need state in your Will how much you wish to give, and include our full name, registered address and charity number as below: Inspire Middleton Address: 18 Aylesbury Grove, Middleton, Manchester, M24 2TG Registered charity number: 1126093 (England and Wales)
In drafting, or amending your Will we recommend you seek professional advice about how to do it correctly.

Ways you can give

Online Via JustGiving

Just click the link below to go to our JustGiving page where you can donate to Inspire Middleton, or one of our other Campaigns. You will need to register with JustGiving to use this option, but this is easy to do.

Cash Donation

Cash can be donated/received directly at the Lighthouse Project. We can also receive in-person debit card donations.
If we ask for your details it is because we are obliged to record all donations, and the information will only be used to acknowledge the donation and keep in touch.

Bank Transfer BACS

To donate directly by BACS transfer use the following details: Inspire Middleton,
sort code: 20-64-12,
acc no: 23914216 and add your name as the reference.

Standing Order

You can set up a Standing Order for regular donations through your bank, in branch or via online banking. Use the SO Form below for our account details.

Alternatively you can fill in the Standing Order form and send it back to us. We will take a copy and then send it onto your bank who will set up the payments in accordance with your instructions.
You remain in control of this and can change it at any time.

Cheque

Cheques should be made payable to 'Inspire Middleton'.
If you are supporting one of our projects, then use the project name, e.g. 'Lighthouse Project Middleton', 'Middleton Central Foodbank', etc. Please ask if you are not sure.
Cheques can be sent to our registered address, or to the Lighthouse Project address.