Regular giving helps us to plan our services. If you feel able to make a regular donation, you can do so by downloading the donation and standing order form. Alternatively, call us if you'd like us to post you a copy of this form.
Leave a donation in your will
Have you considered leaving a donation to the Stroud or Cotswold Citizens Advice in your will? For more information, and a list of solicitors who could help you, click here.
Even if you have already made a will, you can add a simple Codicil to update it with this instruction. Download the Codicil form here and take it to your solicitor. Alternatively, call us if you'd like us to post you a copy of this form
Donate while you shop
You can also support our work whilst you shop at no extra cost to you by shopping with Easy Fundraising when you shop online. You just click here to register online with Easy Fundraising and choose "Stroud and District CAB" as your cause to support. Then, when you’re shopping online, just remember to visit the retailer (such as Amazon, John Lewis, M&S) via easyfundraising.org.uk. Once you've ordered, the retailer makes a donation to Citizens Advice Stroud & Cotswold Districts. Don't forget to tell the rest of your family and friends as well!
Cirecencester Parish Church - Concert
We wish to take this opportunity to thank all who came to the concert given by Clare Hammond, supported by the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble in October 2019. We raised over £3,000 for our charity.
The Phoenix Festival
Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us at the Phoenix Festival in Cirecenster this summer and helped raise over £120 for our charity.
Like any charity, we welcome supporters who are ready and willing to fundraise on our behalf. Fundraising activities can be very wide ranging, from a traditional can shake through to organising a major event. Every fundraising activity has another big advantage too – it helps raise awareness of Citizens Advice and our work to try and ensure everyone gets the information and advice they need to help them resolve their problems. Here are just a few ideas…
Organise a tin-shake
Approach a local supermarket, shopping mall, sports ground or event, to get permission to run a collection. We will then supply tins, tabards, banners and stickers. We may also be able to help with the recruitment of volunteers on the day.
You will need the appropriate permissions and insurance. We have public liability insurance that covers tin collections and will provide a copy of the certificate if needed.
You will need to think about a rota, timings, a secure place for the money, the count-up, and doing a thank you to the supermarket afterwards. Call or email us for guidance.
Organise an event
If you are a born organiser, you could organise a fundraising event for Citizens Advice Stroud & Cotswold Districts. This could be anything from a family tea party through to a major concert.
We do ask that you let us know about your plans. This is so that we can make sure you are safe and insured, and also so that we can help with materials and publicity.
Here are a few event ideas to get you started …
- Horse racing night using videos
- Family tea or garden party
- Concert with local bands in a pub or village hall
- Quiz night in your local pub
- Bridge or chess tournament
- Sponsored walk around a local park or reservoir
- School non-uniform day
- Dress down Friday at work
- Cake stall at a local fete
- Golf competition
- Neighbourhood garage sale … and many more
Always a traditional favourite, you could look to get involved in a challenge and raise money for the society by asking people to sponsor you. How about a local fun run? Or what about signing up for one of the well-publicised races / runs that take place in all of our major cities? Not a runner – how about cycling or swimming? Or what about jumping out of an aeroplane!
We will help you with publicity, t-shirts, sponsor forms, stickers and so on. It is also very easy to raise sponsorship for us online through Justgiving which allows people to donate using a credit or debit card or by texting a donation from their phone and collects gift aid on our behalf. Justgiving is very efficient for the charity as well as being very secure.