Donate

Our Library is free to all.  While volunteers handle much of the day to day running there are still many costs involved to keep this community resource open: books and other media, part-time bookkeeper and librarian, rates, IT support, utilities, etc.  To date it has been costing approximately £70,000 a year, so donations, large or small, really make a difference!

We generate income by renting out space on days when the Library is closed and by holding fundraising events, such as talks at Cecil Sharp house.  However, we still have a shortfall of about £35,000 a year and this difference is made up by annual standing orders.  Our aim is also to build up an endowment fund to ensure a long-term and secure future.  PHCL has charitable status under the umbrella of Primrose Hill Community Association, registered charity no. 298215, and donations all go into Library ring-fenced accounts.

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 Donation Form – Please print, fill in, sign and return to:

The Bookkeeper (Donor Funds), Primrose Hill Community Library, Sharpleshall Street, London NW1 8YN

 If you wish to increase an existing standing order use this form:

Increase Existing Standing Order Form – Please print, fill in, sign and return to:

The Bookkeeper (Donor Funds), Primrose Hill Community Library, Sharpleshall Street, London NW1 8YN

If you have any questions please contact our Honorary Treasurer, Lucy Cottrell at   lucy_cottrell@btinternet.com   or our Bookkeeper, Will Carnochan at   bookkeeper@phcl.org

Gift Aid can be reclaimed on gifts from donors who are taxpayers.  The basic rate of 20% tax can be reclaimed on the gross amount of the donations before tax was deducted, so a gift of £100 is worth £125 to the Library.  Higher rate taxpayers can reclaim the difference between what they have paid in tax at 40% or 50% rates and the basic rate of 20% on the total gross value of their donation.

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Financial Standing

This is our report for the first year of operation

and the supplement

The Year in Pictures