Members Donations (Updated July 2024)

HCO 2023-2025 Donation Recommendation

Download a Standing Order Form to send to your bank here:  HCO Donations

The Havering Concert Orchestra is a charity but it receives no grants or other external funding to help support its work. The orchestra does not have a formal subscription system but members of the orchestra are strongly encouraged to make donations, in place of a subscription, to help towards the running costs.

Recommended Annual Donation

Members are free to donate whatever they can afford, or feel is appropriate. The suggested annual donation is £150 reduced to £127 for those who would normally qualify for concessions e.g. pensioners, students and those who are unemployed etc., however, if any member wanted to donate more such donations would be extremely welcome as this would help support the costs of running the orchestra.

There are several ways to make donations; by the term/concert at a broadly proportionate rate. Many members prefer to pay by monthly standing order. Please see the table below for full details.

  Standard Donation Concession Donation
Annual recommendation £150.00 £127.00
Per term/concert £50.00 £42.50
Monthly standing order £12.50 £10.75

HCO Bank Details

The Havering Concert Orchestra’s bank details are as follows:

Sort Code: 30-97-77

Account Number: 22283968

Please include your name in the reference field so the treasurer can identify your donation.

If you do make donations to the orchestra and are a UK tax payer, please complete a GiftAid form here  so the orchestra can reclaim tax on your donation. If you have any questions or need a GiftAid form, please talk to the treasurer. A GiftAid form is also available here. All enquiries will be treated in confidence.

If you are a higher rate taxpayer don’t forget to add you Donation to the Gift Aid Payments section, it raises your thresholed and the Government adds 25% too! You could even afford to donate more!