Support Us

Firstsite is a registered charity which relies on your support. By donating today you’ll be helping us inspire the imagination of many more people and help art and culture in the East of England to thrive and prosper.

If you are a UK tax payer Firstsite can claim Gift Aid on your donation, which means an additional 25p for every £1 on all memberships and donations. Simply complete the Gift Aid declaration when you donate.

Ways to donate

Donate online
You can make a secure donation online by credit or debit card. Just click here and follow the instructions.

Donate by phone
If you’d prefer to speak to someone, you can make a donation using your credit or debit card by calling 01206 713 700 during opening hours.

Donate by cheque, bank transfer or standing order
To pay by cheque, or to set up a regular donation, please download the Firstsite donation form or call 01206 713 700 to request a form be sent to you.

Donate via Charities Aid Foundation
If you have a Charities Aid Foundation account, you can make a secure donation online via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website by searching for ‘Firstsite Charitable Trust’. Alternatively you can post a CAF cheque made payable to ‘Firstsite Charitable Trust’ to: Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH.

Give as You Earn
When you donate through the Give As You Earn scheme, your donation is taken from your pay before tax is deducted, so you save and Firstsite gains.
For example, if you agree to give £10 each month from your gross salary, this will only cost you £8 (at the 20% basic rate of tax) or £6 (at the 40% rate of tax) but Firstsite will receive £10; HMRC will make up the difference.

How to register for Give As You Earn
It’s simple to register with the Give As You Earn scheme:
• check with your employer that they offer the payroll giving scheme.
• or, search for your employer on the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) register, or call their helpline on 03000 123 000 and they can check for you.
• if your employer is not already contracted with this scheme, they can register for free by downloading an application pack from the CAF website or telephoning 03000 123 000.
• once your employer is contracted, all you need to do is complete a CAF Donor Instruction Form (available from the CAF website) and give it to your employer.