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  Donations and Bequests

Last updated: 18 January 2023



As a charity, The Provincial Society depends on shop sales, gifts and donations for its income. We welcome donations from anyone who would like to support us. Monetary donations can be made by sending a cheque made payable to ‘The Provincial Society’ to our registered office at 30, Wises Court, Mumby Road, Gosport PO12 1DD. There is another way to donate. You could make a payment by using a safer, easier way online with PayPal or using your credit/debit card.

To donate online now via PayPal Giving Fund:


Gift Aid

In addition, if you are a UK taxpayer, The Provincial Society can benefit from Gift Aid as described on the UK Government’s Direct Gov website as follows: 

“When an individual, sole trader or partnership gives money to a charity through Gift Aid, then you (i.e. the charity) can take their donation – which is money they’ve already paid tax on – and reclaim basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before tax was deducted. Similar arrangements are available to those who are higher tax rate payers. For further information, go to https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid”.  Thank you

Donations of other items

We have a growing archive collection and we welcome any further relevant items. If you would like to make a donation or contribution towards our collection, please contact our archivist by email: info@provincialsociety.org.


As a registered charity neither the society nor your beneficiaries need pay any inheritance tax on bequests from your estate. By making a bequest to The Provincial Society you will help preserve for future generations the transport heritage of the Gosport and Fareham Omnibus Company, their successors operating bus services. You can leave a sum of money, a proportion of your estate or your collection of transport items. We recommend that you consult an expert before drawing up your will but suggest the following alternative forms of wording for you to consider:
  I give the whole (or a percentage share) of the residue of my estate to The Provincial Society , Registered Charity No. 1104834 to be used for its general charitable purposes.

I give free of tax the sum of £________ (in figures and words) to The Provincial Society , Registered Charity No. 1104834 to be used for its general charitable purposes.

I give my collection of transport memorabilia and ephemera to The Provincial Society , Registered Charity No. 1104834, to be retained or disposed of at the discretion of its trustees in furtherance of the Charity's general objectives.
 (Note that in such instances it can be helpful to your Executors and to ensure your intentions are followed if you list or indicate the location of the items you wish to bequeath).

In all instances it is wise to add: The receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer of the said Trust shall be a complete discharge to my Executors.


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