The OULRC Old Members' Association (OMA) operates a trust fund that is focused on supporting OULRC financially. The OULRC Trust Fund is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission and is therefore elegible for Gift Aid.
We strongly encourage Old Members to sign up for a subscriptions which is paid on a monthly basis, but there are no limits to the amount pledged. Happily many Old Members raise this amount on entering the real world and the Association's financial strength has grown year on year.
The goal is to maintain the direct grant at its current level, whilst growing the Trust Fund as fast as possible to the point where it can support the club independently of further funding. Taking subscriptions through the OULRC Trust Fund means that these are subject to Gift Aid, allowing us to claim tax back where appropriate.
There are two ways to become a subscribing member of the OULRC Trust Fund and support the club financially:
- Make a regular or one-time donation via the BT MyDonate page (see instructions below)
- Set up a Direct Debit using this form and mail it to us
We would like to thank you for your support. Please get in touch in case you would like to discuss a donation or have any other questions regarding the OULRC trust fund.
Hannah Keenan, Ross Crooke and Till Wirth
(OULRC Old Members Association)
How to set up regular giving with BT MyDonate
1) Making a regular monthly recurring donation is only available to a registered user. Log in to your MyDonate account. If you are not yet registered on MyDonate, you will need to do this first. To register, simply click on the button at the top right of the website’s home page and complete your details.
2) Once you're registered go to the OULRC donation page.
5) Select 'regular donation' and click on one of the buttons to specify your donation amount or insert your own amount (minimum donation is £2.00) in the 'Other' box. Please note: Your first payment will be taken on the day you set up your recurring monthly donation. All future payments will be taken monthly, from the date you specify.
6) Select the relevant Gift Aid button (if you are a UK tax payer, Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your donation – this doesn't cost you anything).
7) The 'Card owner details' section will already be populated with your name and address details so you won't need to add these again unless the payment card you are using belongs to someone else, in which case, their details will need to be added.
8) Tick the box if you are happy to be contacted by the charities you donate to.
9) Your donation amount will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
10) Click on 'Next step' and the payment screen will pop up.
11) Choose a card (payment card names will be displayed if you already have card details stored with MyDonate and you will only need to enter your 3-digit code found on the back of your card) or click on 'New card' and fill in the details if you want to use an alternative card. If you want to save your new card (saving you time if you want to use this card again in the future), just give it a name and when you're ready, click on 'Pay now'. Note: You can save up to 5 cards on MyDonate.
12) You will see a screen containing a summary of your donation. Please make sure Gift Aid is applied.
13) You can click on 'My account' in the top right of your screen to return to your account homepage or click on 'Logout'.
14) You will also receive a confirmation e-mail containing details of the donation you have just made, along with details of future monthly recurring donations