Every day we help people in desperate crisis. We aim to meet their immediate needs and give them hope for a better future. We are only able to do this because of incredible generosity of people who walk with us as we strive to make Bolton a place where everyone has the opportunity to live happy, healthy and prosperous lives.
Today, will you give to bring hope to those who are struggling in our town? You could give a one-off gift; or you could make a commitment to give monthly to ensure our work continues for as long as it is needed. Here are some examples of how the money we receive helps:
£5 would buy nappies and wipes for a struggling young family
£10 would provide fresh milk for 20 food parcels
£30 would pay for a homeless person to be accommodated in our emergency night shelter for one night
£35 would pay for a child to receive a free lunch bag each weekday over the school summer holidays
£90 would provide intensive support for a vulnerable adult for a month.
£5 a month for a year would pay for a ‘Christmas Dinner on Jesus’ Hamper
£4 would pay for one of our ‘Winter Watch’ meals for someone who is cold and hungry
£10 – £30 would support the average cost of purchases needed to help one of the highly vulnerable adults we are intensively working with
Most of the donations we receive go into our General Fund to support our projects as the need arises. If you wish us to use your gift for a specific purpose, please ring to let us know and ask to speak to Val, our Finance Administrator. You should also ring Val if you have any questions about the administration of your donation.
There are a few different ways you can give. Just go with whichever is most convenient for you. Just click through the options outlined below.
Money Transfer – your bank to ours
You can transfer a one-off donation, or set up a regular Standing Order directly from your bank account into ours using the following details.
Our Bank: Yorkshire Bank (Bolton)
Our Account Name: ‘On behalf of the Trts of Urban 1044203’
Our Account Number: 20819663
Our Sort Code: 05 02 77
Please quote the donor’s name as a reference on your transaction.
Donate by Cheque
Please make your cheque payable to ‘Urban Outreach Bolton’ and send it to our office at Environ House, Salop Street, Bolton, BL2 1DZ, marked for the attention of our Finance Administrator. It would be great if you could pop a little note in the envelope with your contact details so we can get back to touch with you.
If you the donor, are a UK tax payer please also complete our on-line Gift Aid form. This will boost every pound you donate by 25p!
Money Transfer – via Virgin Money Giving
Urban Outreach uses Virgin Money Giving to provide a safe and simple way to give online. This can be a one-off donation or a regular monthly amount. You can pay by card or PayPal. Virgin Money doesn’t make a profit, but they do charge a small fee to cover their processing costs. You can choose to pay this if you wish, so 100% of your donation reaches us. Please click on the Virgin Money Giving icon opposite to proceed.
Now please let us know what you have done!
If you have made an on-line donation, it would be helpful if you would now contact us https://www.urbanoutreach.co.uk/contact-us/ to let us know what you have done so we can personally thank you and keep in touch.
Organise a fundraiser or sponsored event
If you are interested in doing a sponsored event on behalf of Urban Outreach, please get in touch to discuss your idea. You can choose us as your charity on Virgin Money-Giving or any other similar platform and collect sponsor money online, or you can download a paper sponsor form here. Download Sponsor Form
Donate through on-line shopping
You can turn your everyday online shopping into free donations for Urban Outreach. It doesn’t cost you a penny! All you have to do is start your online shopping with the platform you would like to use, then shop as normal. The retailers you buy from will then make a small donation to us to say “thank you”.
Easyfundraising have over 4,000 retailers to choose from. Just click on the icon opposite to set up your account and start shopping!.
You can also donate through smile.amazon.co.uk. You get the same products and prices as the Amazon you know. However, by using this setting, Amazon will donate to the charity of your choice. If you already have an Amazon account you can turn on smile.amazon in your settings, or you can set an account up for yourself through your PC web browser – just click on the icon opposite. Alternatively you can download the Amazon App on your smartphone, then make smile.amazon and Urban Outreach your default setting.
LEAVING A LEGACY
Remembering Urban Outreach in your Will means you can continue making a difference in the lives of others, when you are no longer here. Your gift will mean we can continue to be there for those who have no one else to turn to, giving many more people the help and hope they need and want.
There are 3 main types of gift you can make:
- residuary – a share in, or all of, what’s left of the value of your estate after family and friends have been taken care of
- pecuniary – a specific sum of money
- specific – an item such as jewellery or a piece of art
The advantage of leaving a residuary rather than a pecuniary gift is that it stays the same over time and you won’t need to be reviewed to keep up with inflation.
If you already have a Will and you want to include a gift to Urban Outreach (sometimes called a legacy), there may not be any need to rewrite it.
You can ask a qualified professional such as a solicitor to add an amendment (called a codicil). If the change is more significant or complex you may be advised to make a new Will.
Once you have made a bequest, please contact us, to let us know what you have done so we can personally thank you and keep in touch.
GIVE AS YOU EARN
With payroll giving (also known as workplace giving) you can provide Urban Outreach with a regular donation before it reaches your own bank account. This can help with budgeting and enables us to plan for the work we need to do now and in the future.
Donations are taken before tax, which means we get more of your donation and it costs you less. It also means that we don’t have to go through the process of claiming Gift Aid, so there’s less admin for us to do – and we can get on with supporting our service users!
Speak to your employer to see what can be done.