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. Some of the ways you can help us help more people are outlined below. For further details, please see our information sheet.
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.
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 donating an item and bidding at our annual online auction in the Spring. What a way to bag a bargain and benefit MRBA at the same time! Or what about fundraising for us by swimming, walking or running for us. 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.
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.