VERA CHARITY STATUS UNLOCKS NEW PROJECTS
Earlier this year and before the coronavirus lockdown, VERA gained Registered Charity status (No. 1186970), something that had been on the agenda for many of our 25 years.
The change from Association to Charity was ratified by the membership through a ‘virtual’ vote at the end of March and the transfer took place during April. Being a charity will enable VERA to move forward with some exciting projects in partnership with professional fundraisers. What’s more, with the ability to offer Gift Aid on all future donations, we can claim back 25% of each qualifying amount. A Gift Aid form can be found on the ‘Join Us’ page of this website.
More details of our projects will follow when we launch our fundraising appeal but here’s a teaser of what’s on our minds.