Fundraising is an essential part of our income and enables us to continue and expand the services we provide, whilst raising vital awareness of our work and the needs of our families. One in one hundred people are affected by autism; chances are your friend or family member could be the person needing our support. You can donate on-line by clicking the button to the right or click here for a printable donation form. There are so many other ways in which you can you help – to find out how, click on one of the boxes below.
DONATE NOW
If you would like to discuss making a donation or a fundraising idea, please contact our fundraisers Rachael Ward or James Kenyon in one of the following ways. Tel: 0208 458 3259 or email james@resourcesforautism.org.uk

Events

Organising events can be fun and rewarding and a great way to raise money! They also give you a personal challenge/goal and get fellow friends, family and colleagues involved. There are hundreds of ideas for events from bake sales to zumba marathons!! For more ideas on how you can organise an event for RfA, why not download our fundraising pack for all the hints, tips and tools you’ll need to make it a success. If you would like to take part in future RfA events: email james@resourcesforautism.org.uk

Give in Celebration

From the arrival of a new baby to a special anniversary, life’s journey gives us so many reasons to celebrate. Why not celebrate your occasion by setting up your own celebration fundraising page, for your friends and family to donate to RfA, as a way of saying ‘congratulations’ to you. Click here to start start your fundraising page.

Legacy & Memory

Leaving a legacy is one of the most personal ways that you can support our work. You can feel secure in the knowledge that your gift will help our work to continue for many years to come. If you are interested in leaving a legacy, please contact us. Giving in memory is a very touching way to remember a friend or loved one and for us a very special kind of donation. Setting up a memorial fund to celebrate the life of a loved one ensures that their memory lives on. To find out more: Email liza@resourcesforautism.org.uk

Corporate Support

RfA work with a number of companies, providing opportunities to work in partnership, raise our profile and fundraise for our work. Why not nominate RfA as your chosen charity of the year or encourage staff fundraising and get involved in events such as quizzes or raffles? You can donate corporate time and your skills and services. You could help us to achieve our aims by sponsoring an event or service or companies may set up their own payroll giving scheme, allowing staff to make regular tax free donations. If you would like to find out more: Email liza@resourcesforautism.org.uk

Recycle

Recycling for good causes collects unwanted jewellery/watches, old/new foreign & UK coins/notes, mobile phones and console games and turns it into cash! You can use any envelope or box and freepost your items to: Freepost RSXA-GJBY-ARRZ, Resources for Autism,Unit 14, Amber business village, Amber close, Tamworth, B77 4RP. Find out more at www.recyclingforgoodcauses.org

Online

eBay is a great way to raise money. Sellers can donate 10-100% of the final sale price of their items to RfA (minimum £2). Click here to find out more.

The Greetings Card Company is an on-line company supplying cards and gifts to your door. We receive a 7.5% donation for any purchase (choosing RfA at the checkout).Find out more at www.greetingscards.co.uk

Easy Fundraising is a free service raising funds for RfA when you shop on-line. You can choose from over 2000 retailers using the links on the site, up to 15% from every purchase is donated to us and it doesn’t cost you a penny! Find out more at www.easyfundraising.org.uk

GIFT AID

When you make a gift aid declaration, we receive an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. If you donate £10 we can claim an extra £2.50, making your gift worth £12.50. To do this you need to make a gift aid declaration (if you did this whilst donating on line, no further action is required), simply download and complete our Gift Aid form and return it to us.
Gift Aid Donation form

THROUGH YOUR TAX RETURN
If you complete a Self Assessment tax return and are entitled to a tax refund, you can choose to have all or part of the repayment sent directly to us as the charity of your choice. To donate your tax repayments to RfA you will need to fill out the SA100 form in your tax return pack or you can download a form here: SA100 TAX FORM PDF Format
INCOME TAX RELIEF
You can claim income tax relief on gifts or sales below market value to RfA from shares and securities listed on the UK stock exchange (or on recognised foreign stock exchanges), units in an Authorised Unit Trust (AUT), shares in a UK Open-Ended Investment Company (OEIC), Securities on the Plus-Listed market operated by PLUS Markets plc (but not the Plus Traded or the Plus Quoted markets), holdings in certain foreign collective investment schemes (schemes set up outside the UK that are similar to AUT’s and OEIC’s) and Land and property in the UK.
CAPITAL GAINS TAX RELIEF
You can claim capital gains tax relief when you give any asset to a charity or sell any asset to a charity for less than its market value. If you give an asset to us or sell it for less than it cost you, you’re treated as making ‘no gains or loss’ for Capital Gains Tax purposes, therefore you won’t have to pay any Capital Gains Tax.
DONATE SHARES
Donating shares to RfA is one of the most tax-effective ways you can give money. You won’t have to pay any capital gains tax on the shares you donate and you can claim income tax relief too. If you are a higher rate taxpayer and give us shares worth £1000 you will pay £400 less in income tax this year. Also, you will not have to pay capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the shares since you bought them.(To qualify for income tax relief, the shares must be listed or dealt on a stock exchange)For more information about tax effective charitable giving, call the HM Revenue & Customs charities helpline on 0845 302 0203 (8am-5pm – Monday-Friday) or visit www.hmrc.gov.uk