Fundraising appeals in Buckinghamshire

One of the challenges faced by almost every organisation in the voluntary sector is securing funding for its activities. Indeed, for many it is their biggest challenge.

With the steep rise in the cost of living, many charities and community groups are looking to secure additional funding – in fact, our survey of Buckinghamshire charities and community groups in September 2022, found that more than 4 out of 5 were concerned or very concerned about spiralling costs of running an organisation.*

How you can help

Your donations are needed now more than ever.  By donating, you can help charities to continue to provide the vital services and support that many people rely on.

Below you can find details of fundraising appeals which have been launched by local charities and groups working within Buckinghamshire: donate and help our communities become stronger and thrive.

If your charity, community group, or social enterprise is delivering services in Buckinghamshire and you would like your appeal featured on this page please complete our Fundraising Appeals form.

*Community Impact Bucks’ Cost of Living Survey 2022, in partnership with the Rothschild Foundation

Bucks-wide fundraising appeals

  • Community Impact Bucks: we are a Bucks-wide charity which supports people and groups to get involved and make a difference in local Buckinghamshire communities.
  • Age UK Bucks: the charity supports older people to live independently with information, advice and other services.
  • Autism Early Support: the charity provides early intervention for young children with autism and communication difficulties.
  • Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS): it is a user-led pan-disability charity operating primarily in Buckinghamshire focused on fixing the big issues facing disabled people.
  • Buckinghamshire Mind: for over 100 years, Buckinghamshire Mind has been a trusted charity working to support and represent people with mental health problems living across the county by providing high quality services.
  • Bucks Vision: a local charity supporting people with sight loss in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes.
  • Careers Springboard: this registered charity, based in Gerrards Cross and meeting (Zoom) every Monday, is an entirely voluntary self-help group which helps redundant and unemployed managers, professionals and graduates get back into work.
  • Carers Bucks: the charity supports the health and wellbeing of unpaid carers and supports unpaid carers of all ages and in different caring roles.
  • Calibre Audio: this Aylesbury charity lends free audiobooks to anyone who is print disabled.
  • Cardiomyopathy UK: the specialist national charity for people affected by cardiomyopathy, providing support and information services, working to raise awareness of the condition and campaigning for better access to quality treatment and promote research.
  • Child Bereavement UK: the charity supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.
  • Citizens Advice Bucks: it offers practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics, including debt, benefits, housing, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems.
  • Coeliac UK: the independent charity for people living gluten free.
  • DrugFAM: its primary purpose is to provide a lifeline to families, friends and partners affected by someone else’s addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and those who have been bereaved by substance misuse.
  • Head2Head Sensory Theatre: is aiming to raise £24,000 to give young people with disabilities the gift of job opportunities. Our Work Experience Programme starts with workshops structured to build confidence and the necessary life skills. The campaign will run from Midday Tuesday 29th November to Midday Tuesday 6th December.
  • Heart of Bucks – Crisis Appeal: Donations to The Crisis Appeal are urgently needed to meet the increasing demand for one-off financial support during these desperate times. The appeal, which is managed by Heart of Bucks Community Foundation, will support those in real need, giving hope to local people. From food and household essentials, moving costs for someone fleeing domestic abuse, to help with energy costs.
  • Heart of Bucks – Winter Warmth Appeal: The Heart of Bucks Winter Warmth campaign helps vulnerable people across Buckinghamshire who struggle to keep warm in the cold months. In addition to granting money towards heating bills, donated funds could also be spent on warm winter clothing, supplies for homeless people such as sleeping bags, and items many people take for granted, such as a hot water bottle or a kettle.
  • Heart of Bucks – Love Bucks Appeal: The ‘Love Bucks’ campaign is all about helping those in our local community who have been most affected by the pandemic.
  • Heart of Bucks – Community Investor Fund: Heart of Bucks has established the Community Investor Fund to make charitable giving for businesses straightforward and simple. 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.
  • Horizon Sports Club: it provides a unique after schools sports club in Buckinghamshire which offers special needs children the opportunity to develop both physically and socially through the enjoyment of sport.
  • Horses Helping People: created in 2007 it provides therapeutic horsemanship for the whole community, particularly people from a disadvantaged background.
  • Horsewyse CIC:  the main focus of Horsewyse is the provision of equine facilitated learning activities for children, young people and adults with learning, behavioural and physical difficulties.
  • Oasis Partnership: a charity that provides high quality social and psychological support services to improve health and well being. They work in partnership with many different organisations, aiming to help individuals to address their substance misuse problems and get their lives back on track.
  • Talkback UK: the organisation works towards enabling everybody with a learning disability or autism to lead fulfilling lives and actively contribute to their local community.
  • The Pace Centre: a children’s charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy.
  • Youth Concern: an Aylesbury-based charity which provides a safe place in person and online for local 13-25 year olds to access support when it is needed.

Fundraising appeals in Aylesbury Vale area

  • Aylesbury Homeless Action Group: the charity provides housing advice and support to any person over the age of 18 years who is defined as not in priority need.
  • Aylesbury Vale & Milton Keynes Sexual Assault & Abuse Support Services:  the organisation supports people over the age of 16 who have experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse recently or in the past including FGM and forced marriage.
  • Aylesbury Youth Action: AYA is a place where young people aged 14-25 can further develop their skills and step into new and different experiences, offering an opportunity to volunteer and help the community.
  • Lindengate: This award winning mental health charity is based in Wendover and offers Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to help those with mental health needs from the age of 16 upwards in their continuing recovery.
  • Nest Aylesbury Vale: the organisation supports any parent living in Aylesbury Vale who has one or more children under the age of 5 and who wants help at a difficult time in their life.
  • Thomley Hall: a place for people of all abilities and disabilities, receiving over 30,000 visits from disabled people, their carers and families.
  • Wheelpower: based at Stoke Mandeville, it is the national charity for wheelchair sport and provides opportunities for disabled people to play.

Fundraising appeals in Amersham, Chesham & Chilterns area

  • Chilterns MS Centre: the charity helps people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) to lead healthier and happier lives.
  • Chiltern Music Therapy: an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that provides music therapy, arts in health and community music services to people of all ages and many different needs across the UK.
  • Chiltern Rangers CIC: Chiltern Rangers work with communities to provide practical habitat management in Bucks and the wider Chilterns, managing 13 nature reserves for Wycombe District Council and help a range of conservation and local authority partners.
  • Road Farm Countryways CIC: the organisation shares opportunities to cultivate confidence and encourage new skills through farm and countryside activity, welcoming those with learning disabilities and diverse health needs to thrive.

Fundraising appeals in Wycombe, Beaconsfield & Marlow area

  • High Wycombe Shopmobility:  a small charity offering free daily hire of mobility scooters, manual and powered wheelchairs for those with limited mobility to use in the town centre.
  • Marlow Opportunity Playgroup: the only specialist pre-school in Bucks supporting young children with complex and profound needs.
  • Missenden Walled Garden: the charity provides day support for people with disabilities or mental health issues, based within the grounds of Missenden Abbey in Buckinghamshire.
  • One Can Trust: it operates a foodbank based in High Wycombe, serving the town and South Buckinghamshire.
  • Rape Crisis (Wycombe, Chiltern & South Bucks): the charity supports women (16+) from rape & assault to heal, reclaim & rebuild their lives.
  • Scannappeal – Robot Appeal: Scannappeal fundraises to provide cutting edge medical equipment for hospital across Buckinghamshire. The £1 million Robot Appeal will provide a surgical robot for Wycombe hospital which will provide the latest innovation in surgery for cancer patients. Surgery will be less invasive with a quicker post-operative recovery, meaning a shorter stay in hospital and quicker return to normal life.
  • South Bucks Hospice: South Bucks Hospice at Butterfly House is a leading community resource for supporting patients with life-limiting or life threatening illnesses.
  • Wycombe Food Hub: was created at the start of lockdown and recently they have moved into new premises. They supply products to people unable to access or buy food.
  • Wycombe Homeless Connection: it works towards preventing homelessness before it starts, reducing harm for people who are homeless, helping to house homeless and at-risk people in suitable accommodation, and defending the rights of homeless people.
  • Wycombe Youth Action: it empowers young people to build their hopes, aspirations and skills they need to succeed in adulthood and become better members of the community.
  • Wycombe Mind: a local charity based in High Wycombe which aims to raise awareness of mental health and support people affected by mental health in the Wycombe area, the main services offered are Day Services & Advocacy.
  • Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust (WWSET): WWSET exists to support the local community, recognising that sport has a unique ability to generate interest and can be harnessed to achieve positive impact with regards to physical, psychological and social well-being.
  • Youth Enquiry Service (YES) Wycombe: YES offers free and confidential support, information and counselling to young people (13-25) in the High Wycombe area.