How To Donate Money

Cash or cheque

You may bring cash or a cheque to the food bank during our opening hours  or post it to us at our office.

Please complete a Gift Aid form if you can.  See the Gift Aid section below for more information.

Regular Monthly Donations

You can also make regular monthly donations to Basics Bank by way of a Standing Order. Please download a form and, when completed, send it to us at our office.

Please complete a Gift Aid form if you can.  See the Gift Aid section below for more information.

Please click this link to download the Standing Order Form pdf

Gift Aid It

Whether donating using cash, cheque or standing order, please send us a completed Gift Aid form if you are a UK tax payer. This means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give from the Inland Revenue. It will not cost you any extra.  It represents the tax you have already paid on the money you are donating.
If you pay tax above the standard rate you should state the amount of the donation on your annual tax return to get further tax relief.

You only need to fill in the form once and we will be able to claim the additional funds on not only the donation you are making currently but also all future donations you make to us.

Thank you very much.

Please click this link to download the Gift Aid form pdf


You can now donate towards the work of the New Forest Basics Bank using the Localgiving website. It is a safe and secure way of donating money to support this local organisation helping local people in need.

Please click here to make a donation using Localgiving

Legacy Giving

You might like to add a codicil to your will in favour of Basics Bank. Please ask your solicitor to set one up for you. If you have not already made a will then you can easily include Basics Bank when you list the beneficiaries.

Smile Amazon

Do you buy things from Amazon?
Amazon will give a small percentage of your purchase (at no cost to you) to New Forest Basics Bank if you sign on to “Smile Amazon” instead of Amazon.

Furthermore, once you have signed on, if you forget, they will give you a reminder immediately.

To set this up, all you need do is to click on It will ask you which charity you wish to support, to which you choose ‘new forest basics bank’ by typing ‘New Forest..’ clicking ‘Search’ and selecting it from their list.

That’s all you need do.

When you next sign on it is a good idea to make the site a ‘favourite’ and name it “Amazon Smile” and delete the favourite “Amazon” if you already have that.

Give as you shop!

There are a couple of different schemes that you can sign up for that when you shop online, generate donations to your nominated charity. If you nominate us then the Basics Bank will receive a donation from the retailer every time you spend money with retailers who have signed up for the scheme(s).

You can sign up for free


Sign up for a Give as you Live account, nominate New Forest Basics Bank as your supported charity and start raising money for us when you shop through Give as you Live Online at over 4,000 retailers. Each purchase will automatically generate a donation from the retailer to the New Forest Basics Bank.

Click here to sign up to Give as you Live and support us

Alternatively sign up to easyfundraising with the Basics Bank as your nominated charity and we will receive donations as you shop online. They have over 4,700 retailers signed up for the scheme.

Click here to sign up to easygiving and support us