A Culture of Generosity
York Buddhist Group is a project that is sustained by all of us. All the people who make York Buddhist Group work give their time freely – no one is paid. Sangha members have always generously provided the flowers for the shrine and coffee, tea, milk and biscuits for the break. Others raise funds or support the group in other ways. Many make regular monthly payments through a standing order. Others donate regularly through the ‘dana’ (generosity) bowl (online or in the Centre).
We have no outside funding so we rely on the generosity of those who use the Centre – and, through that, the means to continue spreading the precious Dharma to others in the York area, so that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the Buddha’s teaching.
How You Can Help
There are three main ways to support us financially:
Give one-off donations
You can give use your credit/debit card to give via this virtual dana bowl. Some people choose to give a small amount each week, others a larger sum every so often. The amount and the timing is up to you. Just click on the 'Donate Now' link above. If you pay tax, please complete the Gift Aid* authorisation. This will increase your donation by 25% at no cost to you.
Set up a Monthly Direct Debit
Regular monthly donations are particularly helpful as they give us a reliable income stream which gives the Centre greater financial security and helps us to budget more effectively. No amount is too big or too small. You can set up a Direct Debit by clicking on the 'Donate Now' link above and following the instructions. You can also opt in for Gift Aid on this link. If you pay tax, please complete the Gift Aid*authorisation. This will increase your donation by 25% at no cost to you.
Set up a Monthly Standing Order
If you prefer, you can also download the Standing Order form below and submit this to your bank. If you pay tax, please also complete the Gift Aid* form and return that to us at 38 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ. This will increase your donation by 25% at no cost to you.
*Please Note: you only need to fill in the Gift Aid form once. We will keep your authorisation for future donations.