BuDS is an independent charity and doesn’t receive any money from the Government or local councils. We rely on grants and donations. Please give what you can to support our fantastic work to defend and support disabled people in Buckinghamshire and beyond.
BuDS deliberately keeps its costs low by relying on volunteers, most of them disabled people, and the old fashioned charity model of ‘begging and borrowing’. All our IT network is donated, for example, and we get our software free from Microsoft. BuDS costs only around £30 per day to run, so anything you can donate will make a real difference. There’s no waste and fat cats at BuDS!
By shopping online you can help us! Sign up to Give as you Live and select BuDS as your chosen charity. Shops that you visit will give a percent of every transaction to BuDS via the Give as you Live site. It costs you no more than you would have normally have paid, and we get a donation from the site as a thanks for you shopping there.
Please visit our signup page and register. https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/buds. This way we’ll know who to thank for the money you raise whilst doing your normal online shopping.
If you don’t want to set up an account then please bookmark http://www.everyclick.com/buds and start all shopping from there. We still get the money, but won’t always know who to thank.
You can also help us by giving through Amazon Smile. Just click this link, enter ‘Buckinghamshire Disability Service’ in the search box, and select us as your chosen Amazon charity. Then every time you shop, we’ll get much needed funds at no cost to you!
We accept donations online and through the post.
Online donationsWe gratefully accept online donations through two safe, secure sites: Golden Giving and PayPal
Golden Giving is a new safe,way to donate to BuDS. Their donation charge is lower than any other site, so we receive more of your donation. Just go to https://www.goldengiving.com/wall/buds to make your donation. Thanks!
For those not able to use the above options, we also accept donations by PayPal. PayPal levy a charge for donations of 1.4% + £0.20 for every donation.
Cheque donationsWe gratefully accept cheque donations through our office.
Please make cheques payable to BuDS and send your cheque to The Treasurer, BuDS, c/o Aylesbury Foodbank, 44 Rabans Close, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP19 8RS
Monthly recurring donations
If you would like to make a regular donation to support BuDS, you can do this online from the Golden Giving site https://www.goldengiving.com/wall/buds
Please note that BuDS will never approach you with the aim of getting a regular payment setup. We do not use paid fundraisers or slick marketing like other big charities. If you are approached by someone claiming to be from BuDS, please let us know as soon as possible.
Donation in Kind
BuDS is a charity committed to working as inexpensively as possible. Nearly everything we use has been donated and we are all volunteers. If you have anything that you think we may find useful, please email us. Items which we might find useful include office equipment and supplies, laptop and desktop computers and networking equipment, event equipment like gazebos, tables, etc, and disability access equipment like ramps and wheelchairs. Items that we can auction or use as prizes are also welcome, or rewards that we can offer to our disabled volunteers and the people we help.
- Online Shopping through Give as you Live
- Online Donations: BT MyDonate, Give as you Live donation and PayPal
- Monthly recurring donations
- Donate in Kind
If you can think of a new way we could accept donations or raise money then please contact our treasurer at [email protected].
BuDS is registered with and regulated by the Fundraising Regulator