We are Friends of St Michael's Uganda. Our mission is to provide for a girls' school and the local community in a remote part of Uganda, but we cannot do it alone. If you don't have the time to get involved, a donation is greatly appreciated and goes a long way to securing the girls' future. What's more, with online payments you can do it from the comfort of your sofa!
If you're looking to make a donation to a specific project, don't forget to state this when making your donation.
From pennies to pounds, any spare change quickly amounts to something that can really make a difference.
Giving a small amount each month won't break the bank and gives us a steady income to support ongoing projects.
Whatever your choice is, choose a tab and get going. You can even donate with a text message, if online payments aren't your thing!
Monthly donations can be set up on our Virgin Money Giving page. Select the amount you wish to donate each month and follow the instructions provided. This method will create a subscription that will debit your account on a monthly basis starting from the creation of the subscription, and can be cancelled at any time. Alternatively, you can set up a standing order - see the Offline Donation tab for details.
One of the easiest ways to make a quick donation to Friends of St. Michael's Uganda is simply through text message.
Text FSMU12 £10 to 70070
You can donate £2, £5 or £10, and it will be added to your phone bill! No account numbers, cheques or forms needed. Just put the value after FSMU12.
For those wanting to pay by bank transfer or cheque, here are the details. Monthly donations in the form of standing orders are greatly appreciated!
Bank: CAF Bank
Sort Code: 40-52-40
The Friends of St. Michaels Busembatia Uganda Ltd
The Friends of St. Michaels School Uganda
Send it to:
Little Moregrove, Perrymead
Bath BA2 5AZ
Use Gift Aid and you can make your donation worth more. For every £1 you give to us, we get an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue. We would be grateful if you could fill in this form and send it with your donation! Click the logo to download the form.
Your donation will directly benefit the school. The School Management Committee use the money for specific projects around the school that we support - such as the School Lunch Feeding Programme, malaria testing and treatment and salaries of the School Nurse, Librarian, IT Teacher, Farm Manager and more. Excellent accountability and feedback is done by the school management every term.
Volunteers who have a specific skill that would enhance the education of the girls sometimes need financial help towards funding their trip, and specified donations go towards their expenses. These trips generally happen 3-4 times a year and there's always news to be bought back!
Some equipment and resources are generously donated to the charity such as laptops, books and the projector, and our volunteers carry as much as they are able. However, we always need to fund ongoing expenses such as medicines, printer cartridges, essentials for the orphans (bedding, clothing, pens and exercise books) and mosquito nets.
We also need to raise money for bigger building projects. We are currently fundraising for a complete renovation of the teachers' village within the school grounds. In order for St. Michaels to attract good quality teachers it is essential to offer them acceptable accommodation. The school needs to attract and keep the very best teachers and it is a challenge until we have the funds to renovate the existing housing, and add more facilities.
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