Our organisation runs entirely on donations and volunteers. All of our programs are open to everyone, and no fees are required to participate. For those who are able, we encourage monthly donations to cover our operating expenses so that we can continue our intentions.
Below are two ways of making donations. Using the bank card via KindLink is preferred as it’s cheaper for us (i.e. lower transactional fee). It means we receive more from your donations via KindLink. PayPal donations via Charities Aid Foundation is also provided in case it’s more convenient or cheaper for you, especially if you are abroad. Thank you for the support!
Gift Aid / Your tax reduction
We are registered as a charity for tax purposes under HMRC with reference number ZD10119. If you are eligible for making Gift Aid donations (e.g. paying Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the UK), please tick the Gift Aid box to allow us to claim an additional £0.25 for every £1 you donate from HMRC. No extra cost on you but more for us! If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can claim the difference between the rate you pay and the basic rate on your donation. Please refer to HMRC website for more details.
Your donations go to our essential expenditures to keep the organisation running and growing organically. All surplus fund will be used to purchase meditation equipment (e.g. cushions and mats) and Dharma instruments, to pay rental charges for venues, or to cover teachers’ travel expenses when they visit the UK to lead retreats. Any more surplus will be saved towards our own centre if we are lucky to have one in the future. Below is the breakdown of our income and expenditures in the last financial year(s).
|Financial Year 2020/21|
|Software and website||-£283|