Work with us
We want to work with folk arts practitioners, organisations, clubs and societies to put on the best possible programme of residential courses, events and activities. Got an idea for a course? Want to run an event? Give us a call on 01984 618274 or EMAIL Paul James (Chief Executive).
How to become a member
Halsway Manor Society has a membership who support its charitable aims. The membership fee is currently £22 per year and the money makes a contribution to our overall income. Members receive a newsletter and are eligible to attend the annual members residential weekend. The weekend is a very affordable and lively social occasion and also includes the Annual General Meeting of the Halsway Manor Society. To find out more phone 01984 618274 or EMAIL.
Annual membership fees can be paid by direct debit, cash, cheque, credit or debit card. All membership subscriptions are treated as donations and only used for furthering the charitable aims of the Society - these include contributing towards the upkeep of the premises and supporting a range of activities for young people.
Halsway Manor 200 Club
The 200 Club supports the activities of the Halsway Manor Society. Each subscription to the 200 Club of £12 results in a £6 donation going directly to the upkeep of Halsway Manor, whilst giving you the opportunity to win one of the four cash prizes in one of the bi-monthly draws. Each year the 200 Club raises over £1000 for the Friends and distributes nearly £1000 to 24 lucky winners. More information. 200 Club Brochure.
We are always delighted to receive donations from individuals, clubs and groups – of any amount - which always make a valuable contribution to our costs. To do so you can simply donate in cash, by cheque made to the Halsway Manor Society Ltd or by credit or debit card over the phone. We will provide you with a receipt. All donations are included in our accounts which are independently audited each year. Currently we have two main funds – a Youth Development Fund (events and learning activities to help young people get involved in the folk arts) and a Manor Improvements Fund (improving and increasing our facilities and conserving the Grade 2 Listed historic manor house and grounds). Alternatively you can make a general donation which will be put towards the general costs of running the charity. If you wish to make a donation for another specific purpose then please discuss that with us before sending a donation so we can discuss whether that is possible.
How to leave a legacy
If you wish to leave money for the Society, you can ask your solicitor to write this into your will -our registered charity number is 247230. More information about donations and legacies www.rememberacharity.org.uk/
How to Gift Aid
Gift Aid is very important for all charities and most people will have come across this because many charitable organisations ask if customers wish to Gift Aid money. What this means is that for every £10 donated, the charity gets an extra £2.50, with no further cost to you. If you’re a higher rate taxpayer, you’re entitled to claim income tax relief for the higher rate element in your tax return on top of the amount directly claimed by the charities. Once you’ve claimed the money back, you can still donate your tax refund to charity using Gift Aid if you would like to give more.
To Gift Aid your money you must be a UK tax payer and you will need to complete a simple form giving the charity your name, address, and a declaration that you’ve paid enough tax to cover the Gift Aid the charity will reclaim. The form can be filled in on paper, over the phone or online and can cover a single donation or every gift you make to the same charity for as long as you choose.
More information about Gift Aid www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm
We welcome volunteers at Halsway Manor whether it's on a one off basis or a regular commitment. Currently we have volunteers who run our shop and library and others who help in the gardens. Please give us a call if you are interested. 01984 618274 or EMAIL.