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Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau North is an independent registered charity. We rely on grants, donations and ongoing funding to keep operating and developing.

How you can help us

We rely on grants and donations to maintain our core activity and implement new projects. We have many projects that we would be grateful for funding for.

  • To enable the bureau to deliver the kind of modern service needed today, we need help to purchase IT equipment and train bureau staff to use it
  • We always need money for equipment for example, to improve access for people with disabilities
  • If you are upgrading office equipment, we may be able to make use of your old equipment
  • We are always interested in discussing new partnerships
  • To help us promote our services in the local community, we need sponsors for leaflets, posters and our annual report.
  • Donations from raffles, quizzes or sponsored events no matter how big or small, are always welcome
  • If you are a company, do you have staff that you could second, encourage to volunteer or who could provide mentoring skills to the bureau? Would you consider setting up Payroll Giving?

Whether you are an individual, company or charitable trust, if you would like to support us then please do Contact us

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Donate now

We use MyDonate Open in a new Windowto process online donations for the bureau securely and with Gift Aid facilities. MyDonate is a free fundraising service run by BT plc where every penny goes to the charity.

If you prefer to send a donation by cheque, please download and print the attached form Form is an Adobe PDF - to download software click this icon which includes all the details.

Gift Aid ItHowever you pay and regardless of whether it is a one-off or regular donation, please remember, if you are a UK tax payer, to tick the box that allows us to take advantage of Gift Aid.

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Other ways of donating

Other ways to donate money to Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau North include: a regular donation, through your payroll, leaving a legacy in your will or via your on-line shopping.
  • To set up a regular donation please contact the manager for a standing order form.

  • You can donate funds directly from your salary - through 'Payroll Giving'. Donations are deducted before tax so each 1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you're a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p. We can offer facilities via the Charity Aid Foundation Open in a new Window. Please contact the the manager for further details.

  • Everyone should make a will and you can include within your will a legacy to help support the work of Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau North. Because the bureau is a charity, a gift will not be subject to inheritance tax.  Legacies provide a vital source of income to many charities, and Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau North is no exception.

  • If you shop online with any of over 2,700 retailers a percentage of what you spend could be donated to Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau North at no additional cost to you. Retailers include Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, Tesco and many more. To find out more please click here.
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Where does the money go?

We are lucky enough to get funding from several sources.

Those who fund specific projects set us targets to meet and this work is mostly carried out by paid caseworkers with paid admin support and some paid managerial time too. There is a need for our workers to keep abreast of current legislation too, which involves attending training courses and travel expenses. Those projects which involve home visiting have travel costs too. And there is the cost of running the premises, post, stationery, phones, furniture, IT support, hardware and software.

Most people who come to us are seen by one of our team of over 50 trained volunteer advice workers. These wonderful people give us over 300 hours of their time a week - the equivalent in time of 8 full time paid staff per week, saving us around 350,000 a year in salary costs. But the volunteers need to be trained to a very high standard and supported in the work they do by paid advice session supervisors, admin staff and other specialist workers. All this costs money too.

But we also raise a lot of income for the local community by identifying benefits that are not claimed, helping people manage and reschedule their debts (including Council Tax arrears for the local authority), avoid homelessness by negotiating on rent and mortgage arrears and identifying and claiming grants from local and national charities. We increase the income of our clients by several million pounds each year in this way.

None of this would be possible without the funding we get. And the more we are given, the more people we can help in this way and the more money gets spent in the local economy - so every one benefits!

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Cheshire East Citizens Advice Bureau North, Sunderland House, Sunderland St.,
Macclesfield SK11 6JF - Charity no.1128265 Company no.6816600