This project is driven by the community, for the community. A sense of belonging and ownership is fundamental to not only the successful project, but more importantly a successful new Gurdwara for both the Sikhs and the wider community.
With a cost of £4.2 million, there is a real and urgent need to help drive financial support for this epic project. Ramgarhia Board Leicester has taken steps to secure commercial borrowing and created a financial plan to support the project. However community-funding support is ultimately needed for success. A project of this magnitude will only succeed with the financial commitment and support of the community.
A humble request is made to all of us to help support financially in anyway that we can. This can be one off donations, lump sum deposits, fund raising initiatives, low interest loans and most usefully, monthly standing orders.
By following the Sikh principle of “Dasvand”, which inspires the giving of 10% of income to charitable causes as Seva (selfless service), we ask all earning members of the congregation to setup a monthly standing order of £20.
Any contributions from UK payers are eligible for Gift Aid, which benefits the project by an additional 25% contribution from the Government, without any additional cost to the individual.
A standing order form and instructions are included on the last page of this brochure.
The objective is we unite and create a visionary Gurdwara as a hub for the whole present and future community, all working together to make this our success.