Donate via Arcubus
It’s easy to donate to Arcubus; choose from one of the following ways:
1. Make a Gift Online Now
Click here to make a gift online now. There is then a red button labelled ‘Donate to this charity’ to the right. You can then choose to donate by credit/debit card, PayPal or using a CAF account if you have one. This is quick, easy, secure and free for you and for Arcubus. You can add Gift Aid to your donation too.
You can also donate immediately, via your mobile phone (see right).
2. Set Up a Regular Donation
You can also set up a regular donation to Arcubus by downloading this form. You can donate any amount, but why not give £25 (the starting-loan size for our partners) each month? You could fund 12 new loans each year, changing the lives of 12 families as they work their way out of poverty. If you choose this option, we’ll send you regular updates from the microenterprises you are supporting.
Has your company registered for Payroll Giving? If so, this is another easy way to make regular donations.
3. Organise an Event or Sponsorship
Organise an event on behalf of Arcubus. This could be a party such as one hosted on our behalf in June 2013, a sponsored walk such as that carried out by Ian Boyd-Livingston and Wendy Hamilton, or anything really! Please feel free to contact us and we can discuss options, including means of facilitating raising money online.
4. Send us a cheque!
Please address correspondence to Arcubus, St Mary le Bow Church, Cheapside, London EC2v 6AU. You can download a form if you would like to Gift Aid your donation.
5. Invest In support of Arcubus
Alternatively, you can invest in support of Arcubus. This is an innovative way to release immediate funding for microfinance in Africa – and your money is repayable in full 5 years later!
The Bond is offered by Allia, a national charity that issues Charitable Bonds to raise money for social causes. Allia is a charity independent of Arcubus which will disburse around 10% of the funds raised by the Bond as a grant to Arcubus.
Of every £1,000 you invest in the Bond, around £900 is loaned at a commercial rate to a registered provider of social housing to develop affordable housing. The remaining £100 or so after Allia’s costs is given immediately to Arcubus and we use it for life-changing microfinance programmes in Africa.
After 5 years, the housing provider repays the loan with interest and investors receive their money back in full. So you really can give & get your money back! Click here http://charitable-bonds.allia.org.uk/arcubus/ to invest now, or for more details click here.
How Your Donation Will Help...
Donating through the Arcubus Experience
If you are considering participating in the Arcubus Experience, or you represent a company interested in the Experience on behalf of your employees, please contact us (tel 07732 014181 or e-mail email@example.com. We shall be glad to discuss a range of ideas for individual fund raising, as well as for company contributions via matched funding, etc.
Donate through your Mobile Phone!
You can donate up to £10 via your mobile phone instantly, simply by texting ARCU12 £10 to 70070.
If you prefer, you can donate £1, £2, £3 or £5 instead – just text ARCU12 followed by £1, £2, £3, £5 or £10 to 70070. You’ll be sent an acknowledgement straight away with a link to a website where you can add Gift Aid to your donation, increasing its value by 25% at no extra cost to you or us.
This mobile phone donation service is provided by JustTextGiving and is free for you and for us – there are no set up costs or transaction fees. JustTextGiving will simply add your donation onto your monthly phone bill (or subtract it from your credit if you Pay As You Go) and then transfer it to Arcubus. Find out more at www.justgiving.com/justtextgiving.