Financial Support

Financial Support

The South Devon Railway is an educational charity. We care for a valuable piece of our country’s industrial heritage; looking after it so that everyone can experience and learn how things were done in a bygone era.

Keeping our heritage alive is however an expensive task and, like many charities, the South Devon Railway relies on financial support in order to develop and ensure the railway survives for future generations to benefit.

There are many ways you can help support the South Devon Railway; on this page you will find ways that you can help us from giving donations directly to collecting donations whilst you shop.

Paypal Giving Fund UK harnesses the power of technology to make giving a part of everyday life, benefiting charities across the UK. They pursue their vision by partnering with leading internet businesses, developing innovative programs that introduce charitable giving in relevant and engaging ways to new audiences.

By donating to the South Devon Railway via PayPal Giving Fund we will receive 100% of your donation, and eligible Gift Aid, with no deductions or fees, which makes it a fantastic way of helping the South Devon Railway.

Visit our Paypal Giving Fund page to donate to the South Devon Railway.

All donations we receive from Paypal Giving Fund help us to keep the South Devon Railway alive for future generations to enjoy.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.

On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk you need to select the South Devon Railway Trust to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation to the South Devon Railway.

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for South Devon Railway Trust with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/southdevonrailwaytrust/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to South Devon Railway Trust at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and South Devon Railway Trust will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

eBay for Charity enables members of the eBay community to connect with and support their favorite charities when they buy or sell. Every time a community member buys or sells on eBay, it’s an opportunity to support the South Devon Railway.

How does it work?

Buying for charity
Anyone shopping on eBay can choose to shop for items that directly benefit their favorite charities or to add donations at checkout. The eBay for Charity ribbon next to
the listing, indicates that the listing will benefit charity. Buyers can also add a £1 to £25 donation to their favourite charity during checkout.


Selling for charity
Any eBay seller can choose to donate a percentage of a sale to their favourite charity. Sellers can donate 10% – 100% of an item’s final sale price to a charity that is on the eBay platform. For those sellers, eBay credits the insertion and final value fee, equal to the percentage elected to donate.

Visit our eBay for Charity page for more information.

You can help support the South Devon Railway with Facebook Fundraisers; a great way to support causes close to your heart.

Click here if you would like to start a Facebook Fundraiser.

Paypal Giving Fund

When you donate via PayPal Giving Fund they’ll deliver 100% of your donation, and eligible Gift Aid, to the South Devon Railway Trust.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support a charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.co.uk, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.

On your first visit to smile.amazon.co.uk you need to select the South Devon Railway Trust to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.co.uk will result in a donation to the South Devon Railway.

EasyFundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for South Devon Railway Trust with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/southdevonrailwaytrust/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to South Devon Railway Trust at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and South Devon Railway Trust will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

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