If you would like to make a donation then you can find all the information you need right here. If on the other hand you would like to go just one step further and set up a monthly standing order you will automatically become a Soft Power Friend - receiving a t-shirt, a project update and some photos.
Monthly standing orders help us most by allowing us to budget. If you live in the UK, you can set one up by printing off the standing order form at the bottom of the page and posting it to us at our Suffolk address - details below.
If you live outside of the UK please see the section at the bottom of this page entitled Overseas/Non UK Donors
The various ways to make a one off donation are given below:
Send us a cheque made out to 'Soft Power Education' to:
Soft Power Education
55 Guildhall Street
Bury St Edmunds
Transfer funds directly to our bank account giving your name as a reference, to:
149 Whiteladies Road
Tel: 08457 404 404
||Soft Power Education
Send money via PayPal. Use firstname.lastname@example.org as the payment address. Please do remember that we get charged about 5% for this service so if you are in the UK or have a UK bank account it would be best to transfer straight to our UK account and that way we won't lose any of your donation.
We are on www.justgiving.com which makes fundraising very very easy as everyone can donate from the comfort of their own homes without having to do too much. You can also use this site to make a one off donation but please do bear in mind that they will charge us for the privilege! Take a look at the Justgiving.com section for more details.
Download and print the Standing Order form.
Yes you read it right! We can now accept donations from our Facebook FAN page. We are piloting a Facebook application for non-profits called iCoins which allows money transfers in Facebook.
Soft Power Education account number 8009048108379986 is here: http://snipurl.com/3jvmp
- Click on it
- Log into your facebook account
- Add the app
- Donate your amount in the field
- That's it!
We don't get charged fees and you get to donate quickly & easily from your Facebook login.
Overseas/Non UK Donors
If you live abroad it is best to donate via Paypal (see above) or to transfer money straight into our bank account as follows:
HSBC, 149 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2RR, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)8457 404 404
Account number: 91349511
Sort Code: 40 14 09
Swift code: MIDLGB22
If you are collecting donations from several people, you could collect the money personally in your local currency and then send the final total donation to Soft Power via paypal, bank transfer, or one foreign currency cheque to our Bury St Edmunds address. You can also use the www.justgiving.com website to set up a fundraising page to collect online donations from your supporters and sponsors.
Foreign currency cheques: the bank charges Soft Power a minimum of £5.00 per nonsterling cheque paid in. We find that when people donate they expect the majority of their money, if not all of it, to go straight to the charity; most do not appreciate more than 5-10% of their kind donations goes on
admin/bank fees! Therefore if non-UK donors wish to donate by cheque, the best way for us to avoid unnecessary fees and receive the full amount of their generosity is to ask them to make their cheques payable to yourself as the fundraiser, and for you to then send us just one foreign currency cheque
for the final total amount - then we will only be charged once!
Make your donation tax-efficient - it costs you nothing. If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete and return the Gift Aid form to us at our Suffolk address. If you are doing a sponsored event then please ask all UK tax payers to complete the details on our Sponsor Form. Please post your completed sponsor form to the address above after your event.