Fundraising – Donations

You can help support the Basingstoke Canal Society by contributing to our fundraising efforts.

The Basingstoke Canal Society is a charity that promotes and campaigns for the sustainable future of the Canal as a navigation and public amenity. The Society was registered as a charity in 1977 and raises money which is used to fund the maintenance and improvement works undertaken by more than 250 volunteers.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Society as a member or volunteer, and helping with fundraising, please click here.

You can donate to the Society directly by choosing from the options below. Clicking on a donation link will take you to our online payment service in our online shop where you may choose the amount to donate. Taxpayers may also select Gift Aid if appropriate so we can collect a further 25% from the Government.

Donating via our online shop is safe and secure but of course there is no “product” so you won’t receive anything in return, except of course the satisfaction of helping our charity efforts.

Individual Donations
The Society is raising funds for many ongoing projects and to support the maintenance of the Basingstoke Canal.

Make a donation
Corporate Donations
A donation from a business benefits us both. For most businesses, charity donations are tax deductable and can also result in increased publicity and other benefits.

Please do get in touch with us if your business is interested in making a corporate donation.
Legacy Donation
A gift in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way to remember them, especially if they had a love of the Canal.  You could set up a special fund in their memory, or request that family and friends make a donation rather than giving flowers at a funeral or memorial service.

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Bank Transfers

If you would like to make a donation via a direct bank transfer, please contact us.

Postal Donations

Alternatively you may send a cheque to our registered office at The Basingstoke Canal Society, Chancery House, 30, St Johns Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 7SA. Print the below Postal Donation Form that you can send with your donation which will allow us to claim 25% Gift Aid. If you would prefer and are a UK taxpayer, you can just write your address on the rear of the cheque with “Yes to Gift Aid”.

The Society relies on its fundraising to continue to support the canal.  Currently our funds come from a number of sources, which include:

DonationsFundraising Projects
Boat TripsLeaving a Legacy
MembershipGive as you spend
Shop Sales