Donate now: help us fight the proposed overdevelopment of Capel

Thank you for donating to support our fight to Save Capel. For donations over £500, you may wish to consider pledging your financial support.

BANK TRANSFER – you can make a direct payment via your online/mobile banking app which has a zero transaction fee, so all of your donation goes to the campaign.

CARD PAYMENTS – we are now using Kindlink to process your donations via credit/debit card, with a transaction fee of around 2% charged to the campaign.

Donations and Gift Aid

All donations are made to Capel Greenbelt Protection Society (CGPS) who manage the funds on our behalf and can be made by banking app or debit/credit card.

If you are an individual taxpayer you can add gift aid on both payment methods which adds 25% to our funds. This applies when all donations are received (not pledges). In addition, you can also claim tax relief on the sum donated. For example, if you are a higher rate taxpayer the net cost to you for a £1,000 donation is £750 and Save Capel gets £1,250. If you have any questions please contact your financial advisor or email us at fundraisingandevents@savecapel.com.

 

SAVE CAPEL WOULD NOT BE AS STRONG AS IT IS TODAY WITHOUT ITS AMAZING SUPPORTERS. THANK YOU!

Four thousand people have signed our petition to halt the plans and over three hundred have become members, helping to shape the campaign. The community has been incredibly generous which has helped our comprehensive submission to the last round of public consultation (Regulation 19). Despite the overwhelming objections, TWBC has decided to continue with the planned destruction of our historic landscape.

But there are still major stages of the plan process to come.

The Local Plan has now been submitted for Inspection and we need to engage specialist planning barristers and consultants to assist our further representations to the Inspector, and to represent us at the public examination. To be able to challenge the well-funded and resourced proponents of the Plan on anything close to an even playing field is going to come with significant cost. Whilst we have significant funds available, we estimate needing at least another £25,000 for this examination stage.

And so we are asking our wonderful supporters for donations to help fund this vital work.

Please help us continue to fight the threat of disproportionate development on our Greenbelt Parish. Save Capel would like you to donate directly to CGPS to conserve, protect and improve the Green Belt in Capel. The Save Capel Executive will work with the Trustees of CGPS to ensure all funds raised by Save Capel are spent by the campaign solely for the purpose of preventing the development of the Tudeley and East Capel sites in the Tunbridge Wells Local Plan. Once Save Capel ceases to exist any remaining funds will be spent in accordance with the charitable purposes of CGPS.

Any donation made in excess of £100, where the beneficiary is identifiable, will be offered a pro-rata refund based on what proportion of total monies raised remains. I.e if half the monies raised remain a 50% refund will be offered. If you would wish to be offered a refund, please ensure we can identify you from your donation (registration on GoFundMe or reference on a direct bank transfer).