By phone: Please call Customer Services on 01202 410500 to make a donation between Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
By cheque: Please make your cheque payable to BCHA and send it to: Fundraising, BCHA, The Factory 14 Alder Hills, Poole, BH12 4AS.
Regular donations helps us to plan and develop services, enhancing the support we can provide. If you would like to make an ongoing, regular donation please download our Standing Order Form as a PDF or Word file, complete and return a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post to BCHA, The Factory, 14 Alder Hills, Poole, BH12 4AS.
In memory donations are a special way to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one, while helping BCHA to make a positive difference to the lives of the people we support.
If you would like to give in memory of a friend or relative, you can:
If you would prefer people to make a charitable donation in your memory instead of sending floral tributes, it's a good idea to let your family and the executors of your Will know of your wishes, or to include it in the details about your funeral.
When making a donation, please consider if you can opt into gift aid, which allows us to claim additional funds on your donations.
To claim gift aid, please complete this form on the gov.uk website and return a copy to email@example.com, or post to The Factory, 14 Alder Hills, Poole, BH12 4AS.
We do not currently accept physical donations centrally. Though we know that individual services have excellent relationships with local businesses and organisations who provide regular support. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are keen to explore a local partnership.
Leave a gift in your Will
By remembering BCHA in your Will you will make a huge difference to someone’s life as part of your legacy.
However big or small, your donation will make a difference. It could help provide hot meals, clothing and emergency shelter, help families and individuals to settle in their new home, or help someone to access training and support to help them get into work.
A large donation could help us to provide more accommodation to those in need, over time giving many people a place to call home and a chance of independence.
It is best to use the services of a solicitor when making a Will. They will be able to advise you on all the legal aspects to ensure the Will is correctly drawn up.
Your solicitor can add a legacy in favour of BCHA to your Will with a written instruction called a codicil. This must be signed and witnessed and should be kept with the Will.
There are different ways you can make a donation through your Will, the main ones are:
Residuary bequest - A gift of the remainder of your estate after all other gifts have been made and debts cleared. You may leave either the total of the remainder, or a percentage of it
Pecuniary bequest - A gift of a fixed sum of money
Leaving a gift to BCHA can lower the Inheritance Tax payable on your estate. Your solicitor can answer any questions you have about Inheritance Tax.
The information that your solicitor will need is:
Our name: Bournemouth Churches Housing Association Ltd.
Registered address: The Factory, 14 Alder Hills, Poole, BH12 4AS.
Company registration: Bournemouth Churches Housing Association Limited is a charitable registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority No. 18497R and with the Regulator of Social Housing No. LH0155.
The following wording may be of help when adding a codicil or writing your Will to ensure that your legacy can be utilised in the way, and for the purpose, you intended:
I give to Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA) of The Factory, 14 Alder Hills, Poole, BH12 4AS, a charitable registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority No.18497R and with the Regulator of Social Housing3 No. LH0155 the sum of [ ] to be applied for the charitable purposes set out in sub-clause two of this clause.
The gift shall be applied by BCHA for its own charitable purposes or, at the absolute discretion of BCHA, for the charitable purposes of any charity (being any institution whether corporate or not (including any trust or undertaking) which is established for purposes which are exclusively charitable according to the Law of England and Wales) of which BCHA is a member or trustee.
The receipt of the treasurer or other proper officer of BCHA shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees.
If you would like to find out more about the work of BCHA or about leaving a gift to BCHA in your Will, please contact us on 01202 410500 or email email@example.com.
There are many ways that businesses and organisations can support BCHA. We place immense value on working collaboratively to support our community. We tailor all partnerships to the needs and interests of the donor, to ensure your engagement mutually adds value and benefit for your business.
Choose BCHA as your charitable partner for the year
Become a friend to a BCHA scheme. By befriending one of our schemes, you will build a relationship with staff and know exactly what is needed by the residents in that scheme; it could be something small like a new pair of shoes to something larger to help the whole scheme
Hold fundraising events, for example summer BBQs, coffee mornings, golf days, dress down/dress up Fridays, colleague raffles, or a family fun day
Donate your expertise or services (gifts-in-kind). For example, one day per month with business expertise, run practice interviews for those on our BCHA Learn employability courses, or get involved in a strategic transformation project
Volunteer with us, or donate your professional services. If there are any budding gardeners amongst you, maybe you could get a group together to makeover a garden at one of our schemes
Sponsor a BCHA event or a specific project
Host a BCHA collection jar on your reception
Share, like and engage with our social media activity, and support our message to go further
Make a one-off donation, or commit to regular giving
Donate venue space for BCHA to use for meetings/presentations
PR and marketing opportunities, including social media, press releases, events, website exposure, supporting you to reach a new audience
Co-branding opportunities, aligning your values with BCHA
Supporting you to meet your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals
Demonstrating a commitment towards your local community
Boosting colleague wellbeing and morale through participation and volunteering
Visit to local services to better understand the work of BCHA and local need
Dedicated BCHA support with advice, guidance and ideas on fundraising and promotional materials
Fundraise for us
Fundraising is a great way to raise money while having some fun, or undertaking a challenge. We welcome your ideas for new and creative ways to support BCHA.
Whatever you can do to help individually, or as a group, will collectively add up to something great and help us to make a real difference to local people. You can choose to fundraise for a specific service, or fundraise for BCHA as a whole, and we will then allocate funds where greatest need. Just get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or 01202 410 500 if you want to discuss an idea.
Take on a physical challenge and gather sponsorship – marathons, park runs, climb a mountain, long walks, skydiving
Hold an event at your work or in your community, such as a coffee and cake morning, a bingo, a dance, a fun quiz, or party games
Penny collection – collect loose change over a set time, then donate (swear jars are great for workspaces!)
Collect goods to donate, organise a shoe box collection, these are particularly lovely around Christmas, to show our customers that people care for them
Organise a street collection in your local shopping area or supermarket (seek permission from landowner first)
Get in touch with us to talk through your ideas and start your fundraising journey.
Cooper, a 10-year-old boy, organised 'Coop's Run and Splash,' a 10K sponsored jog along Southbourne seafront following by a dip in the sea.
The school boy's aim was to raise £1,000 for BCHA to fund Christmas lunches for BCHA's supported housing properties. The event took place on 11 December 2021 with Cooper dressed as Santa and his dad and friends as his 'elves'.
They were thrilled when they surpassed their target, raising over £1,800.
Cooper, who attends Park School, said: “I came up with the idea for this event to raise money for the charity BCHA, to help them fund Christmas lunches for young people they support who could become homeless.
“I love Christmas and I want to raise money to help others have the happiness and fun that we have.”