Our work is people focused …so we want our financial support to be people focused, people helping people… which is the essence of community.
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.
These are some of the achievements that
Who visited the Lighthouse Project for the first time to get help and support last year Jul-Jun 2018/19
People fed & supported through Middleton Central Foodbank last year
Tackling £500,000+ of personal debt through Lighthouse Money Advice
Money our Pantry members saved on their annual household food costs
Why are we looking for support
The bulk of our work is funded by applying for short term grants to undertake specific tasks or activities; these types of grant can be for 12 months or up to three years, and they are awarded for a variety of reasons, to deliver a service or activity, to provide a facility such as computers to access the internet, or to help cover our core costs. We are constantly having to apply for funds from one source or another.
These types of 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 and because we want to build our work on firm and secure foundations we are looking to gather around us a body of supporters who believe in the vision of our work and want to stand with us as we continue making a difference in the lives of people in Middleton.
The best way to achieve this is through people signing up to make regular monthly donations to our work so that in time we can reduce our reliance on grants. If you are able to help in this way you can do this by setting up a regular donation to the Charity or one of our projects that you want to support.
The benefits of giving to our work
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% back from the government.
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.
You can be 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.
This is where you decide to leave some money to us in your will to help us continue supporting our community & blessing others.
To do this you will need state 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 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.
This is done via your bank. You may be able to do this via your online banking, if not, download our Standing Order form, fill it in and send it back to us, and we will send it onto your bank who will set up the payments.
You remain in control of this and can change it at any time.
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.
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.
Cash can be donated/received directly at the Lighthouse Project.
If we ask for your details it is only so we can acknowledge the donation and keep in touch, not so we can chase you for marketing purposes.