Please consider making a donation to boost our fighting fund.
Lib/Lab/Con receive substantial monies from business, unions, wealthy and not so wealthy individuals, non-governmental organisations and charities. UKIP Head Office does occasionally receive donations from wealthy individuals but more often small amounts from not so wealthy people. The Party really depends on its membership fees and small donations to keep active.
Your Branch receives no money whatsoever from UKIP Head Office. No officers of the Branch receive any monies, all are volunteers. We have to try our best to raise monies from our own Branch members and the general public.
If we introduce a new member to the Party we do get to keep the first years membership fee and from then on it is the Party that receives and keeps the membership monies. So please do encourage any new member you introduce to join the Party to do so via the Branch secretary. Also, if you can organise a fund raising event, then please let us know.
Why do we need donations? Principally for the cost of hiring meeting rooms and to be able to to fight elections. This requires funds for stationery, advertisements, websites, pamphlets, corex boards and other promotional material.
We are most grateful for any donation, small or large to sustain our activities.
Cheques should be made payable to:
‘UKIP Skipton and Ripon ‘
and posted to the Branch secretary (Address on the ‘Contact Us’ page)
Or, donations via bank transfer;
Account Name UKIP Skipton and Ripon
Sort Code 20-78-42 Account no 237 485 96
Please contact either the Chairman, Treasurer or Secretary if you wish to make a donation in cash
The Electoral Commission regulates the rules of donations to political parties.
Anyone can donate money to the Branch or Party up to £500 without the legal need for the Branch/Party to disclose the details of that donation to the Electoral Commission. During an election campaign we would need to record the donation as part of the campaign expenses declaration.