How you can Help

There are many ways in which you can help Exodusto provide a brighter future for the many children living in disadvantaged communities. As an individual, you can help by fundraising, volunteering or making a direct contribution to the work of the project. Companies can also support our work in a number of ways:

Make A Donation

We have a sponsorship scheme called Footsteps which allows people to make a regular contribution to our work via Direct Debit. Such giving is always welcome because it enables us to plan our activities with the children with more assurance. Please contact us for a form.

We are always very appreciative of one-off gifts and these are all the more welcome when we can gain back the tax if the donor's tax payments are equal to the contribution made to the project.

Cheques can be made payable to 'The Exodus Project' and sent to our office address: Jenny's Field, 16b Main Street, South Hiendley, Barnsley. S72 9BP.

The easiest way is of course through this website… just click on the donate button on the main page and follow the instructions. It's safe and easy. Thank you so much!

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Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is an easy and tax free way of giving through your gross pay. It is also a simple way to demonstrate a company's commitment to good causes. It does not need cost the company anything, although many companies do run 'matched giving' schemes.

The benefits of Payroll Giving are:

  • A reliable and regular source of income the The Exodus Project can depend on.
  • It is easy to set up.
  • It is a tax effective way for employees and pensioners to give to charity. For every £1.00 that you donate, 22p (at 22% tax rate), which would normally go to the Inland Revenue, will go to The Exodus Project.

How does it work?

Providing that your employer offers a Payroll Giving Scheme, all you need to do is complete a Payroll Giving Form and pass it onto your Payroll/Finance/HR Department, sending a copy to us. This will authorise your employer to deduct donations from your pay.

Your employer pays these donations to a Payroll Giving Agency approved by the Inland Revenue. The agency then distributes the money to The Exodus Project. Once your donation is set up, you don't have to do any more – simple!

If your employer does not currently operate a Payroll Giving Scheme – suggest they start one. It's easy and inexpensive to run.

Legacies

Most people seem to realise the importance of making a Will. Having an up-to-date will ensures peace of mind because you know your money and assets will be distributed as you want. Many people like to remember their favourite charities as well.

Children are part of all our futures. Leaving money to Exodus will ensure the charity continues to provide opportunities for the next generation to fulfill their potential.

The best possible gift you can leave to Exodus is a share of your estate (see below), which means you should not have to alter your gift if circumstances change.

Making a Will isn't as expensive as most people think, but because it is a legal document, we would advise you to use a solicitor.

Doing so will ensure that your Will is legally correct and that all your wishes can be carried out.

It's a good idea to make a note beforehand of any questions you need to ask your solicitor. If you have any further queries or would like to discuss pledging your support by leaving a legacy to  Exodus, then please contact us and we will be happy to help you as much as we can.

There are three main ways you can leave a gift in your Will – these are:

 

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A Share of Your Estate (or Residuary Amount) – this is usually shown as a percentage of what is left of that estate – once all the expenses, debts and specific gifts have been taken out. This type of gift in your Will means that, however much your financial circumstances change, the proportion of your estate each person or charity receives will stay the same.

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A Specific Sum (or Pecuniary Amount) – an amount of money which you want to leave to a friend, relative or charity. 

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