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
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). .
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.
To make a one-off donation simply click on the Donate button.
If you are making a will, please consider a bequest to the Centre. More information about making a will:
- See our Giving booklet
- Triratna guide to wills
- Triratna video — Keeping the Three Jewels Shining
- Satyadasa’s Will writing service for UK members of the Triratna Buddhist Community
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 email@example.com, 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.