Colchester Buddhist Centre is a registered charity and is run on an entirely voluntary basis. We depend on receiving donations to meet all its costs. We also depend on people giving their free time to lead meditations, help run classes, organise events and generally help to keep the centre clean and running well, so the centre may be a peaceful and welcoming place for people to experience. It is with such generosity (dāna in Pali), that we are able to continue to run the Centre.

Our aim is to inspire a culture of generosity. Therefore all our meditation and Buddhism activities are offered on a dāna basis - what you pay is entirely up to your generosity and we only ask that you give what you can afford.

Registered charity number: 1046724.


If you attend the Centre on a regular basis then you may decide to make a monthly donation by standing order. You can set up a standing order using your online banking using the details below, or pick up a standing order form from the centre which you can take into your bank.

Bank Name: The Co-operative Bank
Sort Code: 08-90-31
Account Name: Colchester Buddhist Centre
Account Number: 50278714

If you are a UK tax payer you can gift aid your monthly donation. If you do, the Government adds 20% to all your donations at no extra cost to you. This makes a significant difference, so if you are a tax payer, please ask a team member for a gift aid form at the Centre. The details gathered are only used for the purposes of claiming Gift Aid - we will not ever contact you to ask for further donations or share your details with anyone outside the Centre.