Money we are given is used to pay for leaflets which help us to communicate with voters. Our printed material is very popular in Peterborough and we'd love to be able to deliver more, which would help us to get more councillors elected. In 2018 we raised £700.00 which was used to elect our first city councillor in May 2018!
Provided that you are registered to vote in the United Kingdom you can legally give money to a political party.
Would you like to set up a regular donation, or would a one off donation suit you better?
Regular donations are the firm foundation on which we build our campaign plans. More people making regular donations means we can be more ambitious in our plans.
Or make a one off donation
These are especially valuable to us when they are made duing December, January, February, March or April, when our biggest printers' bills come in. During this time, we sometimes run a Crowdfunder. You can make a single donation very easily this way and be part of our crowd, with everybody in it helping build lots of lots of individual donations into a big fund capable of supporting our campaigners' printing costs.
Whichever way you donate, in order to comply with election law, we will need at least your mobile phone number.
We like to keep track of our donations and we need to stay within the law. It also helps us to say "Thank You!" So please don't forget this!
Thank you for becoming a donor
People often have no idea what a donation means to us.
Local Greens work hard attending council meetings, campaigning online, listening to the views of residents and getting our policies across in the city. But this work is not enough. Green campaigns also need cash to deliver messages effectively, especially to residents who are not online.
It costs £20 to print 100 glowing green window posters and £200 - £300 to print a ward newsletter.
It costs £500 to stand a parliamentary candidate and an outrageous £5000 for our candidates to stand in elections for Elected Mayor (CPCA), Police & Crime Commissioner and the European Parliament. This is money we have to deposit in order to be able to stand and we only get this back if we can secure at least 5% of the vote. So to get our election deposits back, we need to spend even more to make sure our candidate on the ballot paper can be recognised by voters and that our message is heard.
We don't have big donors. We don't take money from grubby big business. We are not in the pockets of media barons. We have no choice but to ask our supporters and members to dig deep and to contribute as much as we can. This can be a considerable strain for our members and activists, especially those on low incomes. It helps enormously if those who are too busy to give their time can give money.