It costs around £32,000 a year (£2,700 per month) to support the work of IRDT in Mettupalayam and the surrounding villages.
If you would like to help us financially, there are a number of ways. We will soon be setting up an online route through the Charity Aid Foundation (*see comment below*) but in the meantime
- you may make a credit transfer to our bank to FOM, sort code 541041, account no 30120268 **
- You may of course also pay by cheque payable to FOM, sent to Mr C
Riding , Violet Bank, Cumwhitton, Brampton, CA8 9ER **
- you may set up a direct debit payment, by emailing our treasurer and enclosing a completed copy of our standing order form to [email protected]
** You can increase the value of your donation (currently by 25%) - to do so, please email our treasurer at [email protected] with the following declaration "! want the charity to treat my donation as a gift. I am a UK Taxpayer and understand that if I pay less lncome Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference."
Here are some examples of what your money buys each month:
Head teacher salary £82
Form teacher salary £70
School meals £225 (about £10 per day for 75 children)
FOM funds these running costs through donations paid by direct debit, one-off donations and a wide variety of fundraising activities. In the past these have included open gardens, craft stalls, ceilidhs, curry and quiz nights, sponsored walks cycles and swims. Just about anything is possible.
If you have any great money-spinning ideas, we would love to hear them.
Every penny raised goes to the project with any costs being absorbed by trustees.
*The link to our donations website will be available soon.
View and Download the standing order form