How you can Donate

Donate Online

Please click here to visit our BT My Donate page and enter your details.

Friends of the Kirkgate

Joining is easy, from only £20 a year you can support the Kirkgate – find out more about the Friends of the Kirkgate here.

In Person

If you would like to make a donation in person, you can drop in to the Kirkgate Centre during our opening hours. If you aren’t able to visit, we can take donations by phone: 01900 829966, online or by text (see above).


Do you shop online? Shop with any of over 2,700 retailers registered with Easyfundraising and a percentage of what you spend is donated to Kirkgate Arts at no additional cost to you. Retailers include Amazon, John Lewis, eBay, Tesco, Marks and Spencer and many more. Please register here to support us today.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is an easy, tax-effective way to give to Kirkgate Arts. It allows you to make regular or one-off donations directly from your earnings or company or personal pension.

Donations are made out of income before Income Tax is taken off. This means that you are given tax relief on your donation immediately; and at your highest rate of tax. The system is easy to opt in and out of, giving you full control over your giving. Just speak to your payroll department.

Major Donations and Legacies

If you would like to discuss a major donation or a legacy bequest, please contact the Judith, Chair of Friends of the Kirkgate on: 01900 829966 or via email on: [email protected].

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How your donations help

When you donate to Kirkgate Arts, you are helping to keep our centre and rural touring programme running. Big or small, every donation makes a significant difference.

The Kirkgate isn't just home to an exciting programme of events, it's also a safe and welcoming community hub. We host small creative groups, support independent businesses working with local families and individuals. Local schools work with us to enhance learning and young people's development. Your donations make all of this possible.

In 2009 and 2015, the Kirkgate became a vital retreat for those affected by the floods, running free ticket schemes and hosting special events to help support wellbeing throughout a particularly difficult time. Your donations helped make that happen.

Without the commitment and dedication of our volunteers and donors, we would not be able to support culture, creativity and learning in Cumbria.

Supporting our Future

We have ambitious and exciting plans to create a Kirkgate for the future. Our focus for our future right now is fundraising to be able to deliver our ambitions.

In addition to our own fundraising efforts locally we are working with major national funders such as Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund. Your help, at any level, is so valuable. Find out more on our redevelopment plans here.