Help Us Do More
Entelechy Arts is run by volunteer trustees, paid staff and freelance artists.
Just under half of our annual income comes from Arts Council England and London Borough of Lewisham.
We fundraise to provide support for our activities and events. Members of our local community also support us and raise funds on our behalf.
Every year we need to raise £120,000 to continue to deliver our activities. Currently we provide places for people in over 300 workshops, events and activities every year. With more funding, we can provide more activities for more isolated and vulnerable people living in South London. We have long waiting lists of people who want to join in.
“This project has given me my life back”
“It’s given me a new zest for life and a new determination that I can do things for myself if I try.” Project participants
We want to increase the number of people we can help, but the only way we can do this is with support from you. You can choose to donate a few pounds or a lot of pounds.
“I told my doctor ‘I’ve joined a choir’ and she said ‘That’s the best thing you could have done for your health'” Entelechy Arts participant.
Here are all the ways you can support us…
Making a donation
What will your donation support?
£5 Buys art materials for one older participant in a Meet Me project.
£10 Buys a day out for 1 participant on one of our Meet Me on the Move expeditions.
£20 Buys musical instruments for participants who have profound and complex disabilities to use in our Ambient Jam sessions.
£50 Buys a place for an older participant in the Meet Me at Choir for 10 weeks.
£100 Contributes towards purchasing tablet computers to enable house-bound elders to participate remotely in activities.
“The kind of stereotype-smashing thing that sticks two knitting needles up at anyone who dares assume day care for older people is about flower arranging and endless cups of tea.” Saba Salman. The Social Issue
Giving by Regular Monthly Donations
Regular donations give us the security to plan ahead and save on administration costs. When you are on the donation website, you just need to change the purple button from ‘single’ to ‘regular’.
You can also make a direct bank transfer. Please email us to get our bank details.
Donate by cheque. Make your cheque payable to Entelechy Arts and post it to Entelechy Arts, Room 69, The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG.
Other ways you can help Entelechy
Why not get creative and come up with your own great way to support Entelechy Arts and fundraise for us?
You can raise donations to support our work through organising an event or activity and getting sponsored. It could be a quiz night, cake sale, the London marathon, a 10K walk or sponsored dance event, get creative! You can create a sponsorship page on Virgin Money Giving.
“I’m running for this amazing charity because I have seen first-hand the impact loneliness can be in older people. For some individuals Entelechy Arts has given them a life line and a reason to get up in the morning” Sinéad Norris
Make a big difference all year round by doing a few simple things!
Shop online and donate to Entelechy Arts
Sites that can generate donations include Amazon, eBay, John Lewis and many others – and it doesn’t cost you anything to do it.
Many organisations will match their employees’ charitable donations. Find out if your company offers Payroll Giving and make your donation go further.
Leave a gift in your Will
Leaving a gift to Entelechy Arts in your will is a great way of ensuring our work carries on. Donations and legacies can be small or large, or as specific or general as you wish.
We are a registered charity so adding Entelechy Arts to your will is simple, but we always recommend you consult a qualified solicitor to assist you.
Your legacy gift will provide a solid foundation that will allow Entelechy Arts to continue to provide opportunities for marginalised people in South London. It will help fund a variety of special projects that will make a direct and lasting contribution to our future.
All you need to do is contact a solicitor and explain the provision you would like to make for Entelechy Arts. You may be asked for our registered charity number which is 1068469 .
You can also make a donation in memory of a loved one. Please email Theresa or call 020 8694 9007 to talk this through or arrange a time to come in to talk to us.
Thank you so much for supporting Entelechy Arts!