Gift Idea 1: £3+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 2: £3
Gift Idea 3: £5+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 4: £5
Gift Idea 5: £10+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 6: £10
Gift Idea 7: £15+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 8: £15
Gift Idea 9: £25+Gift Aid
Gift Idea 10: £25
The aim of the community garden is to provide a space for local people, from the youngest to the oldest, to meet and grow things; vegetables, flowers, fruit, herbs and even young trees for our community forest. This will enhance the lives of people in the area by providing a place to meet, to work together, to cook the garden produce, to share and learn, to connect. The skills acquired and the mutual support gained will enable people to grow more in their own gardens adding to the sum of locally grown fresh produce – something that is hard for everyone to access given our remote location.
The polytunnel will increase the range of produce grown, will extend the growing season and will provide a dry, warm place for people to come together to work in all weathers. This will mean that there will be more fresh, affordable, local food available and that the physical and emotional well-being of local people will be improved.
During 2020 the community has recognised the fragility of our food supply and the funds for a polytunnel in our community garden will contribute to our increased food resilience. We believe that gardening communally will help to nurture a sense of connection with land, soil and each other.
Please help us raise the funds we need to take the next steps in developing the community garden with the purchase of a polytunnel.
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Ross of Mull Community Garden" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field. You can also Gift Aid donations through the Donate to a park form.
You can support the Community Garden by text message!!
To make a donation, text 'TUNNEL' to 70085 to donate £5. This costs £5 plus a std rate message.. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20. Text "TUNNEL20" to donate £20.
Gift Aid Declaration
Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 donated.
Gift Aid is reclaimed by MyParkScotland from the tax you pay for the current year. Your address is needed to identify you as a UK taxpayer.
By choosing a donation level that includes Gift Aid you confirm that I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference.
The additional funds generated through Gift Aid donations are invested in the park endowment fund which supports the long term management of our wonderful parks.
Please notify MyParkScotland if you:
- want to cancel this declaration
- change your name or home address
- no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains
If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code
MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
We use PayPal to manage online donations and they charge a small platform fee for handling donations. We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible to make sure that as much of each donation as possible is invested in our parks. For donations without Gift Aid, at least 92% of your donation is invested in parks. MyParkScotland is a not-for-profit registered Scottish charity (No. SC045424) and any fees taken go towards covering essential operating costs.
You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.