As a charity, we are hugely grateful for the donations and grants that we receive.
Student fees are insufficient to fund everything that we do, so we rely on additional revenue from our social enterprises and fundraising. This goes towards developing our day care services for adults with learning disabilities so we can enable students to do and be the best that they can.
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, which shows our commitment to fundraising that is legal, open, honest and respectful.
Thank you for your support.
Where your money goes
We run appeals for specific needs and also rely on unrestricted donations to help support the work we do every day.
By far the most ambitious appeal in our 30-year history was the £2m redevelopment of our Barham Skills Centre in 2021/22. Thanks to grant-making trusts, corporate supporters and generous individuals, we now have an award-winning, sustainably designed centre that has allowed us to increase student numbers and introduce new sessions. The last element of the project was a multi-sensory room which was installed in Spring 2023.
How to donate
You can make a one-off donation or set up regular giving online through JustGiving. Setting up a monthly payment is easy and convenient and helps us to plan ahead. You can also give cash or donate by card when you visit the Vineyard Garden Centre and Café.
If you prefer, you can send cheques payable to The Fifth Trust to: Finance Director, The Fifth Trust, Elham Valley Vineyard, Elham Valley Road, Breach, Barham, Canterbury, CT4 6LN. Or set up a bank transfer or standing order to:
Bank – Barclays Bank PLC
Account name – The Fifth Trust
Account number – 63157792
Sort Code – 20-17-92
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can boost every pound you give by 25p, at no cost to you. Please complete a Gift Aid declaration when making your donation and send to the address above.
Become a Friend of The Fifth Trust
Show your support by becoming a Friend of The Fifth Trust.
For a minimum subscription of £25 per year you will receive a Friends of The Fifth Trust membership card which entitles you to 10% off all plants in the Vineyard Garden Centre and 10% off food and drink enjoyed in the Vineyard Café.
You will also get priority booking and early bird discounts for our events, such as Elham Valley Vineyard wine tastings, plus exclusive Friends offers.
Pick up a leaflet from the garden centre or café, or download a form below.
Leaving a legacy is a wonderful way to carry on supporting causes close to your heart after your lifetime. Through a gift in your will, you can help us create a world where every person with a learning disability can access life-enhancing opportunities tailored to their individual needs.
You may also choose to remember a loved one by making a donation in their memory.
If you would like to find out more about the work we do with the funds we receive, please contact us or subscribe to our monthly newsletter.