Who your team are and what you all value comes first. We value and support organisations that are aligned with our Purpose and Objects. Organisations that advance similar values as ours can apply to be an ECT Partner for gift funding purposes to advance the work of your organisation.
The ECT is a UK conduit charity, which means that as an ECT Partner you can come under the ECT umbrella when you require a charity bank account facility for your gifted funds. Where a UK taxpayer wishes to gift funds, you can process your funds through the ECT rather than setting up a charity for your organisation. In other words your funds are ring-fenced in your organisations name, less our tithe fee that we retain – normally 10%. In accordance with the UK Charity Commission, we require your organisation to provide ECT with a summary of funds allocated and used thereof.
Why we believe in tithing: a tithe is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution back to our community, which helps support and keep our system in place. In this way we can build a system that has low costs, is self-funding and self-nourishing.
We can provide a supporting bank facility where:
Please note; the ECT does not provide grants. What we offer is the benefit of using our charity bank account as a conduit charity for your UK taxpayer funders.
For Charity Commission purposes we ask for your key contact of your organisation to complete our form. We have kept it as simple as possible (it should take you no longer than an hour to complete) and our guidance notes set out why we ask the questions as set out. We trust that you will find our form easy to complete, however, should you find it difficult in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.
The Earth Community Trust is a registered UK Charity No.1143660
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