The Manchester Buddhist Centre was built on generosity
In the 1990s a committed group of men and women, working for free, transformed a run down Victorian warehouse into a beautiful jewel. Since then, hundreds more have given time, skills and money to help the Centre communicate Buddhist teachings and meditation to thousands of people.
Manchester Buddhist Centre remains a registered charity (no. 514937) with no outside funding or wealthy benefactors. We get some income from courses, events, room hire and rents, but these don’t cover all our costs. We rely on the generosity of visitors and supporters to keep the Centre and its activities alive and growing.
We always welcome donations in the Centre’s dana bowls. Dana is the Pali word for generosity. No amount is too large or too small.
You can also make a credit or debit card donation by telephone or in person during our opening hours
Standing orders are particularly helpful. They enable us to budget effectively. Over 150 people are already giving like this. Pick up a form at the Centre.
If you are a UK tax payer you can gift aid your donation, whether it’s regular or a one-off. The government then adds 25p in the pound, at no extra cost to you.
There is full gift aid information on the standing order form, at the donation boxes on the ground floor, and on the HMRC website.
Make a one-off donation through our My Donate page — no need to register, and My Donate charges us no fee or commission
Other Ways of Giving
Volunteer your time and skills
Regularly or occasionally, from decorating and diy to cleaning and leafleting. More information on the volunteers page.
If you are making a will, please consider a bequest to the Centre
- Triratna guide to wills
- Triratna video — Keeping the Three Jewels Shining
- Satyadasa’s will-writing service for UK members of the Triratna Buddhist Community
Give things to sell
Volunteers raised over £4,000 last year from the ground floor second hand book stall. Please leave any books you no longer need at reception, any subject!
Give in kind
We always welcome tea bags, soya milk, loo rolls, heavy duty bin bags and so on. Just adding an extra item to each shopping trip really helps keep our supplies bill down.
Give as you earn
Check if your employer is part of the scheme and ask them to sign you up for a regular tax free payment to the Centre.
Choose the Buddhist Centre as your charity if you are taking part in a run or other event
How much does it all cost?
- Latest annual financial summary
- Our Charity Commission returns
- Download an article about the centre’s financial history