The Observatory Science Centre relies on visitor income which has been drastically impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and national lockdown.
No matter the size, every donation really helps us to maintain and develop this unique historic attraction, to engage with educational groups both on site and through our outreach programme; and continue to deliver Spectacular Science to all visitors amongst the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.
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Donations up to £30: We do not require personal details or Gift Aid Declaration Form for donations up to £30
Donations over £30: To be able to claim Gift Aid on donations over £30 we require you to complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form.
Any personal date is managed in accordance with GDPR and will never be passed to any organisation other than the Inland Revenue.
As you can imagine, the extra via Gift Aid really adds up over a week, a month, or a year and makes a massive difference. This money contributes towards the upkeep and development of this unique historical site.
If you prefer to send a cheque donation, please make cheque payable to 'SCIENCE PROJECTS LTD' and post to:
Mrs J Harris
The Observatory Science Centre
If you are a UK tax payer, please also include a Gift Aid Form.
If you prefer to send a direct BACS donation please state 'DONATION' as the payment reference.
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What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to a charity. For every £1 you give to support the charity, they receive an extra 25 pence from the tax you have already paid.
Who can donate in this way?
You have to be a UK tax payer and must be resident in the UK.
For every £1 you donate in a financial year, you must have paid 28 pence in income or capital gains tax in the same financial year.
What if I am a higher rate taxpayer?
If you declare the donation on your tax return, you can claim a rebate based on the difference between the higher rate and the basic rate when you fill in your self assessment form. Your admission receipt will clearly show that you have made a Gift Aid payment.
If I give you my address details will I receive junk mail?
No, we will not pass your details to anyone.
Who will have access to this information?
Only Science Projects Ltd and the Inland Revenue. Personal information will never be passed to anyone else and is treated in accordance with GDPR.
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The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd, a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 02186073 and a registered charity No: 298542. The registered office is 3 – 15 Stirling Road, Acton, London. W3 8DJ. UK.