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   [email protected]   or our Bookkeeper, Will Carnochan at   [email protected]

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

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Book Donations

Please refrain from leaving piles of books and miscellaneous objects outside the library.

If you would like to donate us books, please visit us when we are open and take under consideration the following points:

  • We do not accept books in bad condition
  • Books without covers or dirty
  • We do not accept Encyclopedia sets or magazines

Alternatively you can donate to the Central & Cecil Housing Trust

Thank you for your generosity