Our Buddy Service needs your support

The Buddy Service is a mentoring project that helps young people experiencing isolation and loneliness to feel more confident, empowered and connected by reaching personal goals. Recently the funding for this service ended therefore we are now entirely relying on donations.

Please help us to continue providing this free service that has helped hundreds of young people since 2010. However big or small every penny counts!

Having someone to go out with every week and talk to helped me see that I could enjoy myself and learn to trust people again.

Nationally one in ten young people are considered to have a mental health disorder (Office for National Statistics) and it is estimated that 20% will have a mental health problem in any given year (Mental Health Foundation)

In an average classroom:

10 young people will have witnessed their parents separate;

8 will have experienced severe physical violence, sexual abuse or neglect;

1 will have experienced the death of a parent; and

7 will have been bullied

(Young Minds)

For more information about The buddy Service please click here

Please make a difference to the life of a child or young person by supporting our services.

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By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Coventry & Warwickshire Mind to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Coventry & Warwickshire Mind will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Coventry & Warwickshire Mind receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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