Provided that you are registered to vote in the United Kingdom you can legally give money to a political party.
In this year's Crowdfunder campaign we raised £700.00 to help us to
ELECT A CITY COUNCILLOR in 2018!
Money donated to us 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.
To do this you need to log into your online banking system with our bank account details to hand. These are:
To: Peterborough Green Party
Our Bank: Triodos Bank
Account Number: 20106408
Sort Code: 16 - 58 - 10
If your bank allows you to provide us with a transaction reference please use your mobile phone number. This helps us identify our donors, which is a legal requirement. But it would help us immensely if you could also contact us separately to tell us about your donation (see "what toinclude" below)!
Not every bank has a regular payment option available online. If yours doesn't, the Monthly Standing Order might be better for you.
Or you can donate at the bank over the counter
Or you can make an over the counter cash or cheque deposit directly into this account at any branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Just print out our bank details so you have them with you. Although we don't bank with RBS, they provide very convenient cash and cheque handling services for our bank, which is Triodos Bank.
Please contact us to make us aware of your donation (see "what toinclude" below)!
What we'd like you to include when you make a donation
Please let us have your name, postcode and phone number. If you post a cheque to us you can do this simply by writing these details on the back of the cheque. If you prefer to donate online, you can use your mobile phone number as the transaction reference number. Or you can contact us separately to let us know. If we need to confirm your identity, we can then call you.
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 considering 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 those 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.