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Payroll Giving


Payroll Giving:

Payroll giving is a very simple, tax effective way for people in employment or in receipt of a work related pension to give directly to charity from their pay or pension.

To make a donation in this way, you have to instruct your employer to deduct regular charitable donations from your pay which are then forwarded to the chosen charity via an Inland Revenue approved Payroll Giving Agency. This takes place before tax, which means that you are given tax relief on your donation at whatever rate of tax you pay. Many companies will match fund any donations made this way by their employees, so the value of your donation may be increased. Do ask your employer if they are able to do this.

For further information contact Alison Nicholson, Fundraising Officer at alison.nicholson@thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Information about reopening


We are delighted the Prime Minister has announced that museums can reopen this summer. We understand you are excited at the prospect of visiting The Bowes Museum and would like to assure you we have been developing plans to welcome you back into our beautiful building by late August; we are working on vital social distancing measures so you, staff and volunteers can be confident of a safe environment which everyone can enjoy.

We take pride in offering a relaxed and enjoyable day out for all the family, and with that in mind we are extending the Museum passes we have issued in the last year. Our exceptional Norman Cornish exhibition will continue until Autumn 2020 and we are planning to release details of a packed events programme, including the Christmas Market, over the coming weeks.

In the meantime the grounds of The Bowes Museum are open to be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists, in line with the government guidance on COVID-19. The parkland can be accessed through the front pedestrian gates between 10.30-4.45 daily. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding, and ask people to respect social distancing guidelines when they visit.

You can keep up to date with developments, including our reopening date here or on our Facebook and Twitter.