HOW WE ARE SUPPORTING THE AFGHAN CRISIS

We are working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council and have established the Helping Hand: Support for Afghanistan crisis fund. This enables any residents or businesses to pledge their support. Money raised from this fund will provide crisis support for individuals and their families, long-term resettlement support and grants to charities supporting Afghan Refugees.

Click here to donate to the Helping Hand: Support for Afghanistan crisis fund.

GENERAL DONATIONS

Online: Select the campaign that most interests you below or make a general donation via our Total Giving page. You can choose to make a one-off donation or become a regular giver. To fundraise on our behalf and create your own page click here

By cheque: Normal or CAF cheques made payable to “Heart of Bucks” can be sent to:

Heart of Bucks, New Road, Weston Turville, Aylesbury, HP22 5QT

MAXIMISE YOUR DONATION

If you are a UK tax payer and would like us to claim Gift Aid on your donation, please send your cheque with a completed Gift Aid declaration form.

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

If you don’t need your winter fuel payment, why not donate it to someone who does?

This includes those living in fuel poverty, older people, lone parents with children under 5, or households requiring additional heating because of a household member with a disability.

Your payment will help vulnerable people across Buckinghamshire who are at risk of harm as a result of winter weather.

If you don’t receive a winter fuel payment, you can still make a donation of any size.

Donate online via our Total Giving appeal

You can also donate by cheque made payable to ‘Heart of Bucks’ and sent to:

Heart of Bucks (Winter Warmth)
New Road, Weston Turville
Aylesbury, Bucks
HP22 5QT

Family Angels provides one-off financial support to help restore stability to families who are experiencing a short-term crisis.

The fund is targeted at Buckinghamshire-based families with dependent children, who are in an immediate crisis. Its aim is to give them a chance to get their lives back on track before the problem escalates.

Real examples from families our Family Angels fund has supported:

> The Carter family were managing well until their son, Ben, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Mrs Carter had to give up part-time work to care for Ben and the family were struggling to afford the travel costs to hospital. The Family Angels fund was able to support the cost of travelling regularly to Oxford for vital chemotherapy.

> Mrs Lee was able to purchase school books and a laptop so her eldest child could continue with his A-Level studies, after the family had fled from domestic abuse.

Donate via our Total Giving page

You can also donate by cheque made payable to ‘Heart of Bucks’ and sent to:

Heart of Bucks (Family Angels)
New Road, Weston Turville
Aylesbury, Bucks
HP22 5QT

The ‘Love Bucks’ campaign is all about helping those in our local community who have been most affected by the pandemic.

Charities and community groups across Buckinghamshire do so much for our communities – they are often the lifeblood our society. The ‘Love Bucks’ campaign will help these local not-for-profit groups to continue transforming lives in our county.

As the community foundation for Buckinghamshire, Heart of Bucks know the challenges faced in our towns and villages but also how generous and giving people throughout our county are. Donations to ‘Love Bucks’ will make a difference in a variety of ways, such as:

> £12 could enable one child with special needs and living in poor socio-economic conditions to go and watch a theatre performance.

> £50 could cover the cost of hiring a hall, enabling an isolated group to meet up and socialise.

> £100 could pay for a tablet to connect an elderly person in a care home with their relatives.

> £250 could provide a wheelchair-friendly picnic table for a community meeting space.

If you love Bucks, why not give something back to Buckinghamshire today and make a donation? If you are a taxpayer, you can also Gift Aid your donation and instantly increase the value by 25%.

Donate online via our Total Giving appeal

You can also donate by cheque made payable to ‘Heart of Bucks’ and sent to:

Heart of Bucks (Love Bucks)
New Road, Weston Turville
Aylesbury, Bucks
HP22 5QT

Heart of Bucks has established the Community Investor Fund to make charitable giving for businesses straightforward and simple. One of the considerations for businesses making charitable donations is that they may want to give back to their local community but they don’t have the resources to set up their own fund or scheme. Working collaboratively with many local businesses, Heart of Bucks is able to direct much-needed funding where it is most needed in the community.

When a business puts a sum of money into the Community Investor Fund, they are able to help the local community both now and in the future. The total is divided into money that can be used for immediate charitable grants, so that a positive impact is made soon after a contribution, and also money that is invested to support the Bucks organisations, community groups and charities that need help longer term.

This has been a hugely challenging time for Bucks-based not-for-profit organisations, who have been working harder than ever before to support the vulnerable people in our county throughout COVID-19. Now, more than ever, they need help – and Heart of Bucks is able to facilitate the distribution of the generous contributions of the business community.

Donate via our Total Giving page

For more information please contact Henry Allmand, CEO – henry@heartofbucks.org

Following the sudden and tragic death of Nic Willoughby, aged 22, his friends and family are setting up a charitable fund in his name.

Nic loved nothing more than being involved in grassroots sports clubs in his local area, so it has been decided that this fund will be set up to support these invaluable clubs around the county. At various points in his life, Nic played for Chearsley Cricket Club, Bledlow Cricket Club, Chinnor Rugby Club, played 5-a-side at Leisure Leagues in Aylesbury, Thame Blues, Naphill Football Club, and also played many other sports recreationally with his friends. The focus of this fund would be to support small sports clubs in the area who are in need of critical financial support on the small scale.

Doing this fund through Heart of Bucks will allow his friends and family to dedicate all of their efforts to put on various fundraising events. Heart of Bucks can aid the promotion of the fund to sporting clubs across the county, alongside supporting the application process.

This as on ongoing page that will be open for the foreseeable future. If you have any potential ideas for fundraising events, feel free to contact Heart of Bucks, who will put you through to the appropriate individual.

Nic would be thrilled to see a fund such as this aiding the improvement of grassroots sports clubs.

Donate online via our Total Giving appeal

You can also donate by cheque made payable to ‘Heart of Bucks’ and sent to:

Heart of Bucks (Nic Willoughby Fund)
New Road, Weston Turville
Aylesbury, Bucks
HP22 5QT

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire and Heart of Bucks are delighted to announce the creation of a new, permanent fund, The Lieutenancy Fund, to support the charitable work of the Lord-Lieutenant throughout our county.

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher retired on the 27th November 2020. He has served with great dedication and energy since he succeeded Sir Nigel Mobbs as Lord-Lieutenant in 2006 and he has been hugely popular and immeasurably important for the county and for Milton Keynes. This fund has been established to celebrate his legacy.

The Lieutenancy Fund will become an invaluable aid to the work of future Lord-Lieutenants within the county, enabling small grants to organisations and community groups of their choosing. The Fund will create a lasting record of Sir Henry’s time in office. A donation to the fund is a fitting tribute to his outstanding contribution.

Donate via our Total Giving page

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