We would love you to partner with us in encouraging young people to go for God’s best by supporting us financially. We rely on regular and one-off giving to meet our financial needs.
It would be great if you could support us whether that’s by setting up a regular Standing Order, giving us a one-off gift, ‘just text giving’ via your mobile phone, or even by helping us raise funds in ways that don’t cost you anything! We are a registered charity and are able to claim Gift Aid on donations from UK tax payers.
One off Gifts
You can give online via Charity Checkout, which is quick, easy and secure, so you can be assured your online details are safe.
Or you can send cheques made payable to ‘Axe Valley Christian Trust’ to:
This method saves us card processing fees.
Remember your giving becomes even more effective when Gift-Aided. If you are a tax payer, we can claim an additional £20 through Gift-Aid for every £100 given. You can download a Gift Aid form here.
Become a Regular Giver
Our regular givers keep the work of Upcott going. We rely on this type of income to help us meet our monthly costs such as food, wages, energy, water and regular maintenance.
If you could commit to giving a small (or large!) amount every month, you would be enabling us to keep pursuing the vision God has given us, continuing to provide opportunities for young people to have life-changing encounters with Him. You can set up a regular donation, by downloading our Standing Order form, which saves us on card processing fees, or online via Charity Checkout.
Raise Money For Free!
“I have to admit I was very skeptical about Easy Fundraising when I first heard about it. Surely no money is free money? However it really works! It adds a couple of extra seconds to online shopping. When purchasing anything online I first check on Easy Fundraising to see if the company are listed. If they are, then I just click on the link to the company’s site, and continue shopping as normal. I raised almost £10 for Upcott when I purchased a new laptop.” (Easy Fundraising user, supporting Upcott).
Can you help us to raise money whenever you shop online or search the web?
It’s very simple – register at: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/avct/ and shop with over 2000 well known retailers like Amazon, Argos, M&S, eBay and many more.
Whenever you decide to buy something online find the retailer you want to shop with on the easyfundraising website. Click on the link and proceed as normal. Then if you buy something, the retailer will make a donation to Upcott, and it won’t cost you a penny extra!
They’ve already helped causes raise £5 million so it really does work! You can read more about how it works here.
Another simple way to help us raise money is to use easysearch.org.uk whenever you search the web, instead of Google and other search engines (search results are provided by Yahoo and Bing). For every search you make, they will make a donation to Upcott. If 50 people made just 10 searches a day, it would raise around £1000 for Upcott each year.
Register for free with both these sites and find us under the name: AXE VALLEY CHRISTIAN TRUST.
You can donate to Upcott via your mobile phone.
Text: UPCO11 followed by the amount you’d like to give to: 70070
100% of your text donation will go to Upcott. There’s no cost to you for sending the text message and your free allowance/bundle won’t be deducted.
All you have to do is text our unique code (please note only the last two digits are numbers) along with your donation amount to 70070.
This donation amount will then be charged to your phone bill as usual (or deducted from your pay-as-you-go credit).
Donations can only be in the amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, and £10. If you’d like to claim Gift Aid on your donation just follow the instructions on the reply text from Just Text Giving.
Give Your Time and Skills
One way of giving to the work of Upcott, other than financially, is offering us your skills. The Beacon is a large property which constantly needs maintaining. If you are skilled in painting and decorating, building maintenance, carpentry, gardening, woodland management or catering we’d love to hear from you so please get in contact.
If you’re interested in volunteering in other ways check out our volunteer information.