We have to raise over £250,000 every year to keep afloat!
We are indebted to the individuals, schools, clubs and companies who work hard each year to fundraise for us, and by doing so also raise awareness of our important work. We are always keen to hear from anyone who wishes to support Open Country, so please get in touch. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. You can make an online donation via Virgin Money Giving – just click on the link below:
Your donation will help with the following:
- £20 buys a walking pole to help steady our members on hikes
- £55 pays for a pair of binoculars for use on our bird watching trips
- £250 pays for our community allotment project for one year
- £500 allows us to replace broken conservation tools each year
- £3,000 buys a new tandem
- £8,000 funds a nature conservation work party for one year
- £40,000 purchases a fully accessible minibus
No donation is too large or too small and you can be assured that every penny is used wisely. Here are some other ways you can donate:
If you are a UK tax payer you can gift aid your donation, allowing us to reclaim the basic tax which you have already paid and giving us an extra 25% at no cost to you! This additional income really does make a huge difference to Open Country. Download a Gift Aid form here.
A regular gift will help us continue our vial work and allow us to plan ahead! By setting up a direct debit you can choose how much and how often you wish to donate.
Through the Give As You Earn scheme (GAYE), people are now able to donate to Open Country through the Self Assessment Tax Return. The scheme allows all or part of any rebate which is due to them to be given to Open Country or any other participating charity. Anonymous donations can also be made. For more details, please visit www.hmrc.gov.uk. Thank you.
You can also donate by phone. Text OCAP37 with the amount you would like to donate to 70070. You will then receive a text with information on how you can also donate the Gift Aid to Open Country. By textgiving, you can ensure that 100% of the donation comes to us!
Play the Lottery!
You can play the Local Lotto and help raise money for Open Country. Tickets cost just £1 per week and have a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week, with a top prize of £25,000! That’s a better chance of winning than the National Lottery or the Health Lottery! 60% of ticket sales will go to good causes – 50% to Open Country and 10% to a fund supporting all good causes in Harrogate District. Click here for more information and to sign up.
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