To become a much valued ‘Friend’ of High Peak Community Arts you can donate a monthly amount from as little as £2 by clicking here!
You can also read or download our leaflet explaining the Friends scheme in detail here:
FRIENDS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Why do you need a Friends scheme?
A Friends scheme will allow HPCA to have what we call ‘unrestricted funds,’ which we can spend on the cost of running our charity every day. At present, we rely almost exclusively on funding from grants. Having unrestricted funding (from Friends) will mean that we can raise money to pay for the everyday things (such as heating the office) to paying for equipment and arts materials that are essential to running our activities. It will also mean that we can start to plan for exciting projects in the future which cannot be realised, as yet, due to external funding constraints.
- How much is it to be a Friend?
The Friends scheme offers 3 main levels:
£2 per month (or £24 annually)
(Will help fund art materials for projects across the High Peak)
£5 per month (or £60 annually)
(Will help fund artists to work with young people and adults across the High Peak)
£10 per month (or £120 annually)
(Will help fund equipment and artists for ground-breaking projects with disadvantaged communities across the High Peak)
Or people can give any amount they like per month (as long as it is over £2 per month) or as a lump sum annually.
If you would like to to donate £15 per month, great! We can accommodate different levels of giving.
- What do I get from becoming a Friend?
All Friends enjoy:
- Access to Friends only events
- Advanced news and updates
- 10% discount off High Peak Community Arts merchandise
- Priority booking for ticketed events (e.g. the outdoor Shakespeare)
In addition, Friends who support us by giving £10 per month or more enjoy:
- 10% off ticket prices to HPCA events
- Annual trip to a local artist’s studio
- ‘Meet the artist’ afternoon tea
BUT, the main benefit is that you can go to sleep at night knowing that you are making a real difference to a small community arts charity. Allowing it to continue its good work in using the arts as a real tool for change in peoples’ lives.
- Can I just give you a cheque, rather than having to set up a standing order from my bank account?
Yes, supporters can give us a cheque. All cheques should be made payable to ‘High Peak Community Arts.’ You can pay for your annual Friends membership by cheque, or you can give us a one-off donation by cheque.
- What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is an income tax relief designed to benefit charities. If a supporter is a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of their charity donations by 25% because the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on their gift at no extra cost to the supporter.
- Why should I let you claim gift aid?
Gift Aid helps us enormously as it allows us to claim an extra 25% of the value of your membership. This extra 25% is all money in the pot, and allows us to do so much more.
- What happens after I’ve said ‘yes’?
We hug you and say a huge thank you!
You will receive an email from us welcoming you as a Friend and telling you about our forthcoming events.