We are a registered charity and all our funds go back into running the toy library, paying our librarian and improving the quality of our community services.
Since 1999, our core funding has decreased by more than 75% in monetary terms and more than 85% in real terms. We rely more than ever on the donations of organisations and people to keep running.
Our average donation is more than £20, and here are some examples* of what we can do with your donations:
£22 Subsidise the membership of a family on Income Support
£27 Buy family a membership (eg. no recourse to public funds)
£55 Run some volunteer training
£150 Pay our basic office expenses for one month
£250 Refresh a line of toys
£1350 Pay all our ordinary costs for one month.
In addition to the valuable money that you give to us, we are always grateful for your donations of toys.
If there is something that you’d like to donate, please contact us first. Depending on the quality of the item and likely loan-ability, we will put it into circulation or find some other way to benefit the library.
* Please note that the examples above are just that. We are grateful that your donations aren’t tagged to specific use, unless you contact us prior to making the donation to let us know of your intention, which will be happy to honour!