Will you become an Accuro Centurion?
What is an Accuro Centurion?
Accuro is seeking to recruit (at least) 100 people to become Accuro Centurions – people who are generously willing to make a regular, monthly financial commitment to the organisation by making a regular donation of £5 (or more) per month. Centurions will be free to stop making donations at any time should they wish to and we undertake not to ask them to increase their donations.
Why are Accuro Centurions needed?
Like many charities, Accuro faces very significant financial challenges in order to both maintain and develop its existing portfolio of services and to introduce new services in response to the growing and unmet needs of local children, young people, adults with a disability and their families. To maintain its existing projects Accuro has to generate in excess of £520,000 per annum. Currently much of this (>80%) is derived from contracts and agreements with Essex County Council but our trustees recognise there are inherent risks on being so dependent upon one particular source of income – especially in the current economic climate where the pressures on the limited funding the Council has available are increasing.
How will the funds provided by Accuro Centurions be used?
We intend to use these essential, dependable, additional funds to meet costs that cannot be met from our other sources of funding or in situations where current funding is insufficient to meet all our costs. For instance we currently have a pressing need to generate funding:-
- to help ensure our Under 19 Project, providing leisure and social opportunities for children/young people with a disability aged 11 to 19, continues.
How do I become an Accuro Centurion?
We want to make joining this potentially very important scheme as easy as possible and to minimise the costs of administering it so that as much as possible of the funds donated go towards meeting the charitable aims and objectives of Accuro. To these ends, we are asking our Centurions to make their regular donation by standing order and we have attached a form below for potential Centurions to complete.
Thank you for considering the possibility of becoming an Accuro Centurion. If you would like any additional information, please contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to download a form.