Philanthropic Support

Philanthropy means we can continue to make music change lives for Learning Disabled children and adults with complex support needs. Find out about the different ways you can support us, and how much this will mean to Soundabout.

Giving a gift is an amazing way to help us support Disabled children and adults.

If you’d like to talk through anything, we’d be happy to call you at a time that’s right for you, just email us to arrange a call back on info@soundabout.org.uk

Join our community of incredible trusts and foundations today. 

Contact the team to explore how we can work with you to find the right project to support.

Corporate partnerships are a rewarding experience for those involved. Our partnerships are built around shared values. 

Contact the team to discover how we can work together to make music change lives.

See the impact of your support

We work closely with philanthropic supporters to report on the impact of their grant. We can provide:
  • Progress reports on the impact of your philanthropic support on the lives of children, young people and families
  • Invitations to Soundabout events (virtual and Soundabout Choir performances)
  • Opportunities to visit, meet and talk with staff, specialist music practitioners and volunteers
  • Recognition on social media and other publicity – or anonymity if preferred

Contact us

Are you a trustee or do you have links with a charitable trust or foundation? 

If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of Learning Disabled people of all ages with complex support needs, we would love to hear from you.

 

  • Phone

    01235 797474 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

  • Email

    info@soundabout.org.uk

Donation FAQs

Will I receive an acknowledgement for my donation?

We will always thank and acknowledge you when you donate directly to us whenever we are aware this has happened. If you have made a donation online, you will receive an email confirmation almost immediately. If you have sent us a gift through the post or by paying directly from your bank, we will contact you according to your communication preferences. 

 

If you have donated to us via a third party platform, such as JustGiving, the thank you and acknowledgement will come directly from the service provider.

 

There may be other occasions where you have donated to Soundabout, directly or indirectly, and we are not aware this has happened. We are truly grateful for every donation we receive, and we will make every effort to thank and acknowledge everyone who has donated to us. If you don't receive an acknowledgement and would like one, please contact us by emailing info@soundabout.org.uk or calling 01235 797474 (our phone lines are open weekdays 9am - 5pm).

Do you prefer people to make regular gifts rather than one-off donations?

Long-term donations enable us to plan for the future and ensure money is available where it is needed most, so we can make music change lives for as many people with severe and profound disabilities as possible.

Regular gifts mean a consistent, predictable income so we can plan and budget better, making us more efficient. It’s also more cost-effective. By setting up a regular gift, more of the money you donate goes towards making music change lives as we are able to spend less on bank charges.

There are benefits for you too. A regular gift is a hassle-free way to donate while knowing that you are helping to improve the lives of people with severe and profound disabilities. 

How will you use my donation?

We are entirely dependent on donations to continue our vital work. Your money will help us to provide a variety of services supporting people with severe and profound disabilities to find their voice through music.

Find out more about what we do or see a detailed breakdown of how we spend our income in our annual report.

Can I donate through the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)?

CAF cheques (in GBP) or vouchers should be made payable to Soundabout and sent to Soundabout, John Eccles House, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GP. We can also accept donations via Charities Trust.

Our fundraising promise to you

By donating to Soundabout, you are making a real difference to the lives of people with severe and profound learning disabilities. We are entirely dependent on donations from supporters like you. 

So, you have the right to know you can trust us to be fair and honest. As members of the Fundraising Regulator, you can give with confidence. We keep your details secure, and are transparent about how your donation is spent.

 
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