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There are many ways you can support our work.

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Ways to give

Donate online

Donate online via our secure website page and make  a lasting difference to the lives and futures of children with autism, today.

Gift Aid

Although Gift Aid doesn’t count towards your target, getting your donors to sign up to Gift Aid is a no brainer, as it means we can claim an extra 25% for every donation.

Sponsors are allowed to claim Gift Aid on their donation if they are a UK Tax payer. It allows Ambitious about Autism to reclaim the tax that has been paid on their donation.

Encourage online donors to tick the Gift Aid box when making a donation, and for those paying by cash or cheque, to print off our fundraising form and fill in their details, in particular their full name or initials and full residential address (including postcode). It’s that simple.

Please download and complete our Gift Aid form for more details.

Give a monthly gift

Monthly donations are so valuable to our work. They help us to plan ahead and ensure that quality and accessible support will always be available to the young people and families who we work with. Print our Direct Debit form (PDF 824KB), fill it in and send it to us to get started.

Join our Circle of Ambitious Friends

Our Ambitious Friends form the backbone of Ambitious about Autism: making a generous, annual commitment to our work; making the ordinary possible for children and young people with autism.

We are always looking to increase this special group of our most generous and influential supporters. If you are interested in joining our circle of Ambitious Friends, please contact Georgina Wilson at gwilson@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

Although the entry level is £1,200 (£100 a month), we are delighted that a number of our Ambitious Friends are kind enough to make five and six figure donations.

Partner with us

Nothing we do would be possible without our partners. A lot of people will have a connection to someone with autism or be impacted by autism. There are many ways you can support us. You might want to fund one of our projects, organise an event in aid of Ambitious about Autism or support employees who want to volunteer for us.

To discuss the many different ways you could support us that best suit your needs, please contact Georgina Wilson at gwilson@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

If you represent a Trust or Foundation and you would like to discuss how our joined resources can have an impact in the lives of young people with autism, please contact Shelley Willock at swillock@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

Donate to Ambitious College

By making a donation to Ambitious College you will be influencing higher education opportunities available to children and young people with autism in the UK. Ambitious College opened in September 2014 but there is still work to be done. Donations, gifts in kind and pro bono contributions will bring us closer to our goal of developing more and better education services.

Please contact Georgina Wilson at gwilson@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is easy to set up and it’s tax effective too. Your donation will be deducted straight from your salary before tax. If you’re a basic rate taxpayer (20%) and you donate £10 a month, only £8 will be deducted from your salary and the taxman pays the rest. Or, for higher band taxpayers (40-45%), your £10 donation will only cost you £6 and the taxman still pays the rest.

Talk to your HR department and see whether your workplace already has a Payroll Giving contract. Some employers match donations too so remember to ask! If your employer doesn’t have a Payroll Giving contract set up, don’t worry. Just sign up using this secure online form and Payroll Giving in Action will do all the hard work for you.

Celebrate a special occasion

Why not mark a special occasion with a donation to Ambitious about Autism? Ask friends and family to make a donation instead of buying gifts for a birthday, wedding or anniversary. You can set up your own donation page through Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving too.

Give in memory of a loved one

Honour your loved one with a gift to Ambitious about Autism. For more information on how we can help you to co-ordinate in memoriam gifts, call lease contact Georgina Wilson at gwilson@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

Leave a gift in your will  

It’s never too early to make a will. A legacy to Ambitious about Autism is a valuable and lasting way to extend your support and protect the future of children and young people with autism.

To make your will or to amend an existing will you should speak to a solicitor to discuss your options and how to proceed. Leaving a gift to Ambitious about Autism may also help reduce the tax payable on your estate for your loved ones. Please contact Georgina Wilson at gwilson@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

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