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.

When we asked Buckinghamshire’s charities and community groups what their biggest challenge was at the end of 2019*, a third stated ‘funding’. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge financial impact on many charities with the NCVO predicting a loss in income of £4bn in just 12 weeks across the UK voluntary sector.

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 will find details of a range of fundraising appeals from local charities and groups which work within Buckinghamshire. Donate and help our communities become stronger and thrive.

*Community Impact Bucks’ State of the Sector Survey 2019

Bucks-wide fundraising appeals

  • Age UK Bucks: the charity supports older people to live independently with information, advice and other services.
  • 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 for 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 Aylesbury Vale: 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.*
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NAPA: the National Activity Providers Association supports the well being of those in the care sector by promoting the importance of activities, arts and engagement. It is hosting a free event,  the NAPA Benefit Concert, on Friday 3rd July at 7pm but donations are being taken to support the NAPA Helpline.
  • 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.
  • Puzzle Centre: the charity provides early intervention for young children with autism and communication difficulties.*
  • 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. The charity is running a campaign called #Cllrs4Counselling.

*2.6 Challenge Appeals 2020

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 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.
  • SWIFT: The SWIFT Community Project at St Mary’s Church Weston Turville will provide a fully accessible meeting room for the use of the community of Weston Turville for personal, social, educational and other purposes. £300k has been raised so far but, with the cancellation of fundraising events during the pandemic, the community project is looking for donations and/or loans.
  • 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.

*2.6 Challenge Appeals 2020

Fundraising appeals in Chiltern 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 South Bucks area

  • South Bucks Hospice: South Bucks Hospice at Butterfly House is a leading community resource for supporting patients with life-limiting or life threatening illnesses.

Fundraising appeals in Wycombe 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.
  • 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 foodbankbased in High Wycombe, serving the town and South Buckinghamshire.
  • 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.