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 primarily 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 core costs are only around £30 per day, so anything you can donate will make a real difference. There’s no waste and fat cats at BuDS!
You can donate money to support us in many ways including:
- Online Shopping through AmazonSmile and Give as you Live
- Online Donations: Golden Giving and PayPal
- Monthly recurring donations: Golden Giving
- Donate in Kind
BuDS is registered with and regulated by the Fundraising Regulator.
By shopping on line 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. Simply 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!
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.
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.
We gratefully accept cheque donations. Please make cheques payable to BuDS and send to:
The Treasurer, Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS), c/o B P Collins LLP, Collins House, 32-38 Station Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8EL
Monthly recurring donations
If you would like to make a regular donation to support BuDS, you can do this online from the Golden Giving sitehttps://www.goldengiving.com/wall/buds.
Please note that BuDS will never approach you with the aim of getting a regular payment setup.
If you are approached by someone pretending to be from BuDS please let our treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org know as soon as possible
Donations in Kind
We will also gratefully accept donation in kind. If you have particular skills that you are able to offer outside of pure volunteering or anything else then please get in touch at email@example.com Examples of Donation in kind that we have been extremely grateful for include:
- Our office equipment including computers are all donated
- Auditing of our accounts
- Free or Discounted licenses for software
If you are interested in helping out in your spare time please have a look at our volunteering page.
We really appreciate any donations. Without your kindness we wouldn’t be able to continue our purpose of helping disabled people of Buckinghamshire and building a Fair4All world.
If you can think of a new way we could accept donations or raise money then please contact our treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.