From Thursday 3 December, our building is open daily from 10am-10pm – with exhibitions, our cafe and shop open until 5pm and our cinema and ice skating continuing into the evenings.

We can’t wait to see you again! Find out about our new way of visiting and the measures we have in place to welcome you back safely

**Please note: Our Box Office will be open to process bookings from 9am-4pm on Wed 2 Dec. From Thurs 3 Dec onwards our Box Office will be open from 9am – 9pm.**

 

Make a Donation

Support Firstsite and safeguard the future of creativity in our community

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 donations. Simply complete the Gift Aid declaration when you donate.

Other ways to donate

Donate online

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

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.

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 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.

It’s simple to register with the Give As You Earn scheme:

  • Check with your employer that they offer the payroll giving scheme. You can also 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.

How your support helps

Your support can help us continue to exhibit the highest quality art and disrupt the way we all experience the world so that we can build new connections, develop ideas and find creative solutions together

Find out more