how to support our work financially

As we know all too well, there is no such thing as a magic money tree. Wherever possible, we do not charge for our services and we rely heavily on our wonderful volunteers who offer their time, energy and resources freely in order to bless the community around us.

So how do we do what we do? All the work we do at Community Lives Matter is financed from two main sources. Firstly, grant funding, and we are grateful to all the trusts and grant making bodies who have offered us finance for our different projects. Kudos to each one of you!

Beyond this, our finance comes from free-will donations from individuals or businesses who believe in what we do and choose to support our work. Whether big or small, every donation is valued and goes to help improve the lives of the people that we serve.

We can now offer secure online giving through JustGiving, where you can make a one-off or regular monthly gift. If you are a UK taxpayer, they will add gift aid to your donation too!

Direct Giving

If you prefer to do a BACS payment or set up a standing order, please use the following bank details:

Community Lives Matter; Sort code: 08-92-99; Account number: 67233234 (Co-op bank).

You can also send a cheque to the address on our contact page. If you would like to call in and drop a cheque or cash off and say hello at the same time, we’d be delighted to see you!

In either case, if you are a UK taxpayer, please consider filling in a Gift Aid form too – this adds 25% to your donation at no cost to yourself. Download Gift Aid form here.

Other ways


Legacies, also known as Gifts in Wills, enable people to continue to support causes that are important to them. If you are considering leaving a legacy to Community Lives Matter, we would like to thank you for your generosity. Please visit our legacies page for more information.

Give as you shop

If you use Amazon for online shopping, register with Amazon Smile, choose Community Lives Matter as the charity you wish to support and 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to us at no cost to yourself. Just remember to shop at as your start page.

Give As You Live is similar, but works with thousands of online shops. Visit Give As You Live to register, choose Community Lives Matter as the charity you wish to support and the cashback generated will be donated to us at no cost to yourself.

Thank you so much for your generosity!