We would not exist without the support of our local community.
There are many ways you can help us as an individual or as a business.
Volunteer With BIG
We rely on volunteers to run our service. You could use your time, skills and expertise by volunteering with BIG to give something back to the local community and help to improve people’s lives. Volunteering is rewarding and has many benefits including : gaining new skills; making new friends; improving confidence and self-esteem. Volunteering also gives a sense of purpose, satisfaction and accomplishment. The social aspect of volunteering can help to combat depression by reducing isolation. We are particularly keen on providing opportunities to people who have their own experience of mental health conditions.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
All volunteer opportunities will be advertised here.
We need a volunteer who can commit to managing our Facebook page and Twitter account. You need to be experienced in the use of social media and have good literacy skills.
We are looking for professionals (e.g. psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists) who can cascade knowledge / facilitate discussions on topics relating to mental health at our Tuesday evening Recovery Group, 6.15 pm until 8.15 pm. You may wish to commit to just one session per year or several sessions.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying, download an application form below.
Please send your completed application form to our Volunteer Coordinator :
Postal address: BIG in Mental Health, Unit 54, Bury Business Centre, Kay Street, Bury, BL9 6BU
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraise or Donate
We greatly appreciate your donations and rely on them to continue our service.
How to fundraise
Do an activity
We are humbled by people fundraising for our charity. We have been very fortunate that people have used their time, talents and skills to raise money through sponsored walks, runs, mountain climbing, organising a raffle, tombola, Valentine’s Ball and Bollywood Evening. These are just a few examples. If you would like to fundraise for BIG please get in touch. Download our sponsorship form here
If you are a local shop you can please ask if you would like to place one of our donation boxes on your counter so customers can donate.
Ask your family and friends to give a little towards our charity instead of giving a gift on your special day.
How to donate
Make a one off or monthly donation using one of the payment methods listed.
If you choose our charity when you purchase on Amazon we will receive a small % of the purchase price. Here is the link: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/
We’re always incredibly touched when people donate in memory of a loved to make a lasting difference. This can be done by asking for donations instead of flowers or making a donation in their name. Or by leaving a gift to BIG in your will you can help make sure that in the future no one has to face a mental health problem alone.
How to pay your donations to BIG:
Made payable to “Bury Involvement Group” and please post to : Unit 54, Bury Business Centre, Kay Street, Bury, BL9 6BU
If you would like to Gift Aid your donations please fill out the form below.
Charity Gift Aid Declaration – multiple donation
Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate
Gift Aid is reclaimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.
Please notify the charity if you:
- Want to cancel this declaration
- Change your name or home address
- No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains
If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
With the current economic climate and cuts to local services, your help is needed now more than ever! Our “Impact Report” demonstrates how vital our service is in our community and how our charity is so valued and well respected. Download Here
Benefits of partnering with us
- Fulfil your corporate social responsibility objectives.
- Generate PR and raise your company’s profile.
- Ensure your brand stands out from your competitors.
- Demonstrate to your customers, staff and suppliers that your company takes mental health seriously.
- Show your company’s commitment to better mental health for everyone.
- Show that you are passionate about breaking down the stigma around mental health.
- Ensure that nobody with a mental health problem has to cope alone.
- Help to improve and save lives in our local community.
How you can support us
Donate to our charity with either a regular or one-off donation. We are very grateful to the Yorkshire Building Society for providing us with funds to pay for this website to create awareness about our charity and make it easier for people to access our service and find out further relevant information. Donate Now
Offer your expertise
You could help our charity by volunteering your time to undertake one-off, short term projects. We would greatly benefit from your professional expertise and skills. If you are interested, please contact us.
Give as you earn (Payroll Giving)
As an employer, you can encourage and enable your employees to donate to BIG direct from their salaries or pension. The donations are taken before income tax is deducted, making it tax-effective for staff. If your company already has a payroll giving scheme, simply encourage your employees to contact the payroll department and nominate Bury Involvement Group (BIG) in Mental Health as their chosen charity. If your company does not have a payroll giving scheme please visit the HM Revenue & Customs website to find out how you can easily introduce one. Some people already donate to our charity through CAF Give As You Earn. This is the UK’s number one payroll giving scheme for employers.
You can support us by promoting our charity in a variety of ways.
Here are a few examples:
Encourage people you know to attend our groups if they are struggling with any mental health condition.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
We are always happy to hear from you. You can contact us by one of the following methods: