How You Can Help

Cambridge Buddhist Centre is a registered charity with no outside funding or wealthy benefactors. We get some income from courses, events, room hire and rents, but these don’t cover all our costs. Our aim is to make Buddhism and meditation accessible to everyone, which is why we keep charges for classes at a minimum and where possible we ask for a donation rather than a fixed charge. We rely on the generosity of visitors and supporters to keep the Centre and its activities alive and available.


We always wel­come dona­tions. You will see some red Donation boxes where you can put your gift. No amount is too large or too small.

You can also make a credit or debit card dona­tion by tele­phone or in per­son dur­ing our reception open­ing hours

Regular Giving

Standing orders are par­tic­u­larly help­ful. They enable us to budget effect­ively. Ninety people are already giv­ing like this.

  • Call or email us for our Banking Details so that you can set up a standing order with your bank.  Alternatively pick up a standing order form at the Centre (please pass the com­pleted form dir­ect to us, not your bank). .

Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer you can gift aid your dona­tion, whether it’s reg­u­lar or a one-off. The gov­ern­ment then adds 25p in the pound, at no extra cost to you.

There is full gift aid inform­a­tion on the stand­ing order form, at the red dona­tion boxes on the ground floor, and on the HMRC website.

Online giving

To make a one-off donation simply click on the button.


If you are mak­ing a will, please con­sider a bequest to the Centre. More information about making a will:


The Centre depends on large num­bers of volun­teers giv­ing their time and energy

If you are a reg­u­lar at the Centre talk to us about your skills and what you can offer. You can help out on a reg­u­lar basis or just occasionally.

We need people like you to clean, dec­or­ate and fix things for starters, and from time to time we seek volun­teers with spe­cific skills, or to lend a hand at events.

Helping out is a chance to be at the heart of things, make friends and know that your actions make a dif­fer­ence to hun­dreds of people every week.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are a reg­u­lar then con­tact the Centre Team on 01223 577553 or, or leave your con­tact details at reception

Give in kind

We always wel­come tea bags, soya milk, loo rolls, heavy duty bin bags and so on. Just adding an extra item to each shop­ping trip really helps keep our sup­plies bill down.