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Help us to deliver our vital programme of work

As a registered charity, each year Half Moon’s small, dedicated team works hard to raise around two thirds of our turnover through donations and grants – everything raised is used to support our various activities and keep our prices affordable. Now more than ever, we need your help.

We are continuously looking for financial supporters for existing and new projects. If you can help in any way or know of anyone who may be able to support us, please contact Jackie Eley, Administrative Director, on 020 7709 8903 or email development@halfmoon.org.uk. You can also send us a message using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Donating is quick and easy. Use Gift Aid and make your donation to Half Moon worth more. For every £1 that you donate Half Moon will be able to claim an extra 25p from Inland Revenue. Those paying higher rate tax can even claim money back from HMRC.

Alternatively, please help to support us by setting up a regular standing order. Just a small amount each month will mean we can carry on doing what we do best and reach even more people. You can set up a monthly donation via Virgin Money Giving button below; or set up a standing order with your bank, then  complete this editable form and return to Half Moon so we have all the details.

You can also use easyfundraising.org.uk and smile.amazon.co.uk to raise much needed funds for Half Moon, just by shopping online!

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A snapshot of last year’s achievements

  • 2 new shows created during lockdown
  • 7 productions filmed for young people
  • 7 filmed shows nominated for Off West End Occom Awards
  • 18 productions made available to watch online
  • 52,500 people viewed these productions at home
  • 84 freelancers and 10 core staff team employed
  • 93 schools worked with in Tower Hamlets
  • 411 face-to-face participatory sessions held
  • 618 volunteer hours donated
  • 1,800 Creative Learning sessions
  • 3,500 people attended participatory sessions
  • 8,000 people engaged in our online participatory activity
  • 26,000 workshop participants

“Half Moon is a pillar of creativity, uniting young people regardless of race, gender, and ability – go see for yourself”

London’s Time Out

“I worked at Half Moon for six years and every single week I would be on the verge of tears. watching young people with severe learning difficulties create some of the most exciting theatre I have ever seen was unreal. It was only possible with staff and support by such heart-warming people.”

Youth Theatre Team Member

“This theatre is accessible to all especially in an area with less opportunity and it’s great for the community as there is nothing else around that is like this.”

Audience member

“Inclusive, fun and affordable. We really need initiatives like this in the community. A great way to expose young children and families to the arts.”

Audience member

Donate with Virgin Money Giving

Every penny really does help. You can make a one-off donation or set up a monthly payment online through not-for-profit Virgin Money Giving.

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Set up a Standing Order

A small amount each month can make a huge difference. Please set up a standing order with your bank, complete the editable form below and return to Half Moon so we have the details.

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Shop with easyfundraising

Raise funds for Half Moon while you shop online with easyfundraising.

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Shop with Amazon Smile

Raise funds for Half Moon while you shop online with Amazon Smile.

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Donation FAQs

  • Half Moon is here for everyone in our community. To be truly inclusive we subsidise our tickets and fees to ensure we are affordable to all. Your donations help us do this. For example:

    • Our theatre tickets are all £7 but the true cost of coming here to see a show is more like £10. Some people include a small donation each time they book tickets, which helps us cover some of the additional costs.
    • Our Youth Theatre members pay either £6 or £3 per session – around 40% of members pay the concessionary rate. We provide Access Workers for those young people who require additional support to attend, which adds around £25,000 to our costs each year. This makes the true cost of sessions around £15. We get some support from charities towards the difference but still need to raise more each year to cover the difference.

    Please consider supporting Half Moon. Every penny really does make a difference.

  • Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit fundraising platform with an ambition to help every UK charity raise the money they need to make everyone better off.

    Virgin Money Giving ensures all donations are forwarded directly to Half Moon’s charity’s bank account. Virgin Money Giving also claim the Gift Aid on behalf of Half Moon and forward that separately direct to Half Moon.

    Virgin Money Giving doesn’t make a profit from what they do, but they do need to charge a small 2% platform fee and a 2.5% payment processing fee to keep developing their service for us. Covering the fees means 100% of your donation will reach us at the charity, making an even bigger impact.

  • easyfundraising.org.uk is a great way for you to help Half Moon raise much needed funds, just by shopping online. You don’t pay anything extra.

    So far we’ve raised hundreds of pounds just from people visiting our easyfundraising page before doing their online shopping!

    • Sign up for an account – Sign-up for free today and start raising donations with over 4,700+ top retailers, simply by shopping online, and at no extra cost to you!
    • Visit easyfundrasising.org.uk – Let’s say you want to buy something from John Lewis online. Instead of going to johnlewis.com, you go to easyfundraising.org.uk first – or you can use the easyfundraising toolbar.
    • Make a purchase – You click from the easyfundraising website through to John Lewis to make your purchase. The price of the item you buy is exactly the same as if you’d visited John Lewis directly.
    • Get a donation – After you have bought your item, John Lewis will make a donation to our cause as a thank you for shopping with them. easyfundraising collect these donations for us, and it costs nothing!

    So please try it. It costs you nothing but a few minutes but could help Half Moon raise hundreds of pounds.

    Thank you!

  • www.smile.amazon.co.uk is a website operated by Amazon. It features the same products at the same prices as the standard Amazon site. The only difference is, when you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the cost of all eligible products to your chosen charity.

    There are millions of eligible products available – look out for ‘Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk’ on the product’s details page.

    • To sign up for Amazon Smile, visit www.smile.amazon.co.uk. If you’ve already got an Amazon account, simply log in to your account and search Help for Half Moon Young People’s Theatre Limitedi n the ‘pick your own charity’ search bar on the right-hand side of the screen. Click to accept us as your chosen charity and you’re ready to start shopping!
    • To shop at Amazon Smile, simply visit smile.amazon.co.uk on your computer, mobile or tablet.
    • When you buy eligible products through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost to your chosen charity. The cost refers to the purchase price, so excludes VAT, returns and shipping fees, as well as gift wrapping fees, service charges and any rebates.
    • If you want to donate to Half Moon Young People’s Theatre Limited when you shop, it’s important that you always shop through smile.amazon.co.uk, rather than the main Amazon site.

    Please try using www.smile.amazon.co.uk. It costs you nothing but a few minutes but could help Half Moon raise hundreds of pounds.

    Thank you!

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