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Unlock's work is funded entirely by voluntary donations and our annual sponsored walk in London.
We welcome all financial donations.
Other ways to provide Unlock with financial support include:-
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Where the money comes from and where it goes to:-
Unlock delivers a range of work on a very limited budget. This is only possible because we employ very few staff (all of whom are part-time).
At the present time it costs about £60,000 a year to run Unlock. This includes staff salaries, travel, rent, office expenses, and so on. As a national organisation producing materials for the church to use and as a hub for a network of local people our office is a key part of the work being done. Because we have local people working in different cities supporting them involves our Executive Officer in a lot of travel. The money to fund this comes from donations and gifts, grants from Charitable trusts, and fund raising, especially the London Walk .
If you would like to support the work of Unlock, either with an occasional gift or a regular one, please contact the National Office on 0114 2939060 or alternatively at Unlock, Handsworth Parish Centre, Handsworth Road, Sheffield, S13 9BZ. or through email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Gift Aid?
Simply, for those of you who have not yet heard of 'Gift Aid', it is a system that enables charities to claim an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue for every £1 donated to them by a UK taxpayer.
Many of the donations received by Unlock are NOT made under Gift Aid but could be.
If you pay tax then please consider whether you can tick the Gift Aid box on the registration form when you make your donation.
Gift Aid will not cost YOU anything!
All it means is that we can apply to the Inland Revenue for an extra 25p for every £1 that you give towards our work.
To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay enough tax to cover the amount that will be claimed back by the charity/charities that you give to - so if you give £10 you must have paid £2.50 in tax!
You can make all the difference. The amount we need is not huge. We need a further £20,000 for core running costs without which we may struggle to continue delivering our frontline projects. This may sound a lot but it is a tiny amount on which to run a charity that has the impact of Unlock; and it could be delivered by:-
83 people giving us £20 a month or
166 people giving us £10 per month.
We need £2,000 per annum for each local partnership we run. That gives the local community an employed, trained and resourced Unlock worker on the ground for 1 day each week.
One hundred people giving a regular £10 per month would allow us to run another 6 projects.
One off donations are always very welcome but regular donations give us an income that we can predict and rely on so that we can plan future work.
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If you would like to give to Unlock on a regular basis please contact the Unlock Office:
0114 2939060; Tuesdays and Fridays or leave a message.