The Balsam Centre is an independent charity set up by local people for local people.
Whilst the work of the Centre is long term, funding for its projects and services is all too frequently short term. We own the Balsam Centre building and let space in it to earn income. Many people using the Centre kindly make small donations and others sometimes (to our great delight) make large donations! All donations are valued and appreciated.
To see what we do, and hear what people who have benefited from the services have said about us, watch our short video.
If you are thinking of donating, have you considered becoming a Friend of the Balsam Centre? This is a commitment to regular giving of any amount, at any interval, by standing order. Really this is the greatest help we can have as it provides a predictable income, enabling us to maintain services. Even better, if you are a UK tax payer and you ‘tick’ to say so, we can claim another 25% on top of your donation to support the work of the Centre.
Become a Friend here!
The Aviva Community Fund is an initiative that lends a helping hand to local communities by offering
support and funding for inspirational local causes.
It will finance over 500 projects across four different fund levels and four categories, giving awards to communities throughout the UK.
One of our lovely volunteers, Tim Fry, has nominated the Balsam Centre cafe to be one of those inspirational causes and his nomination has been accepted.
So now we just need to collect votes!
Click here to register and vote!
If our project gets enough votes and wows our judges, it will be in with a chance of receiving those much-needed funds.
We now have a Virgin Giving charity page where you can donate directly, and Virgin will collect the tax for us! Just click on the button below.
It is largely thanks to help from a fund created by a legacy left by one person, that the Balsam Centre has been able to continue its mental health work over the last few years. The help that this has given hundreds of people is a permanent and living memorial to that person’s generosity. A legacy to the Balsam Centre is also one of the simplest ways that you can help the practical work of the Centre.