How you can help
Totally independent, MRBA does not receive any government assistance. We rely on the donations, legacies and financial support from individuals and organisations across UK market research to continue our work. Your financial support is an ideal way to give something back to our industry and help colleagues in need at the same time.
Make a donation
You can make a one-off donation or set up a regular donation. It’s easy and most tax efficient if you donate online through Virgin Money. This is because if you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 you give, the government gives us an additional £0.25.
Click on the button below to take you to our Virgin Money Giving website page. It will explain the several ways you can donate.
If you would like to send us a donation by cheque, please make your cheque payable to MRBA and post it to our Secretary/Treasurer, Danielle Scott c/o 11 Tremayne Walk, Camberley, Surrey GU15, 1AH.
Please support our MRBA Fundraising Week 16-20 October
Are you ready?
Following the success from our first ever Fundraising Week in 2015, we’re holding another MRBA ‘Helping Researchers in Need’ Fundraising Week starting next week as part of our 40th anniversary year activities. With your help, we hope to raise £20K this time.
Not signed up? If your organisation hasn’t signed up to support is yet, don’t worry. It’s not too late. All you have to do is appoint an MRBA Champion we can work with and sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org There are lots of simple things you could do to raise money for us such as:
- Holding a coffee morning or cake sale to organising a ‘Great British Bake-off Challenge’
- Hosting a Pot Luck lunch, fancy dress competition, raffle, quiz or tombola
- Planning a sponsored run, cycle race or walking 1million steps within the week
- Collecting money in a charity bucket in your reception area or at events, a ‘guess the number of sweets in a jar’
Click here for our support materials and for fundraising ideas to get you going. Thanks in advance and Happy Fundraising!
The easiest way to send us the money you have raised is to pay it in via our website by clicking here.
Support as an individual
Individuals can choose to become Annual or Lifetime Friends of the MRBA. At the moment we have over 100 supporting us in this way and we’d like to increase this number during our 40th anniversary year. You can become an:
- Individual Friend – for £25 or more per year – that’s less than the cost of a large cappuccino a month and can be paid by direct debit
- Lifetime Friend – for £250 or more as a one-off donation
If you are a UK tax payer, your contribution can be increased through Gift Aid which means that for every £1 you give, the government donates a further £0.25 at no extra cost to you.
It’s easy to sign up
Support as an organisation
The Association is always looking for more agencies, consultancies and other organisations involved in the UK market research industry to provide regular donations by becoming:
- Corporate Friend – yearly donation of £100 or more
- Corporate Patron – yearly donation of £500 or more
For added convenience, Patrons and Friends have the option of paying by direct debit. They automatically receive our quarterly e-bulletin MRBA Matters and are listed on our website with a link through to their websites and are publicised in our marketing and promotional materials throughout the year.
Other ways to support
For example, you can support us by participating in our next ‘Helping Researchers in Need‘ Fundraising Week 16-20 October by fundraising on our behalf during this week. It’s a great way to bring your staff together, have some fun and benefit MRBA at the same time.
Or you could consider leaving a legacy to us in your will, or band together with a number of people to make a donation ‘in memory’ of a colleague. You can also donate an item and bid at our annual online auction in the Spring. What a way to bag a bargain and benefit MRBA at the same time!
We also need as many individuals and organisations to ‘spread the word’ about our work and how we help colleagues in financial distress across the UK market research industry.