Last chance to match-fund donations
HEART of Bucks, part of the Bucks Community Foundation, is reminding people who want to donate to charity that there is limited time left to take advantage of its exclusive access to the Community First Endowment Match Scheme, which adds an extra 50 per cent of taxpayers’ money to the value of any donations.
A donation of £10,000 can become £15,000 with Gift Aid added on top, where eligible.
The scheme ends this spring – or earlier if the pot of matching money runs out.
There is no minimum donation, but the matched funds are available on a firstcome, first-served basis. Call Heart of Bucks on 01296 330134 for further details.
The community foundation has also put out a reminder about its Big Heat Surviving Winter fund, which donates cash to groups who help people struggling with fuel poverty in winter. It gets donations from all sorts of sources, including people who automatically receive a government winter fuel payment but who feel it is a luxury which could be better used to help people in greater need than themselves.
If you would like to make a donation, contact Heart of Bucks on the number above.