Make a Donation

For 850 years, St John’s Foundation has been changing people’s lives, for good. As one of the UK’s oldest charities, we proudly serve Bath and the surrounding area.

At St John’s, we believe in courage, kindness, and the collective power of working together as a community. Your donation takes us one step closer to creating positive change in the lives of those who need it most.
Thank you for providing a ray of hope.

The difference your donation can make

The Foundation Fund

Supporting children st johns foundation bath
Your donation contributes to educational, nutritional, emotional and behavioural support for under-served children in our community.

Good Living

Supporting older adults st johns foundation bath
Your donation contributes to our work with older adults in reducing social isolation, improving wellbeing and creating an age-friendly community across our region.

Ways to give

One-time donation

Make a quick and secure one-time contribution in the donation box at the top of the page.

Monthly giving

Join our community of monthly donors and provide sustained support for ongoing projects. Small amounts contribute to significant change over time.

Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about donating to St John’s please take a look at our frequently asked questions

In 2022, 65% of St John’s expenditure went towards our charitable delivery. The remainder was used to raise funds through our financial investments and our investment properties which are our main source of income as a charity.

St John intends to use its existing investment income to fund its overheads and for donations to be used solely for charitable delivery.

See our annual report and accounts

It’s simple – help us spread the word! Many in our community may not be aware of the poverty and deprivation that exist among us. By raising awareness of our efforts and explaining why they are crucial, you can make a significant impact. Share our mission, stories, and goals with your friends, and family, and on social media. Together, we can reach more people and make a difference to the lives of those who need it the most.

Absolutely! Whether you’re running a race, hosting a bake sale, taking a daring leap, or anything in between, we would be thrilled to have you on board. Simply reach out to our comms team, and they will provide you with all the information you need to make your fundraising endeavour a success. Let’s join forces to make a positive impact together.

St John’s is not currently conducting face-to-face fundraising, all of our donations go through our online platform. Members of the public may raise funds for St John’s through sponsorship of events, but this will be connected to our Just Giving donation platform.

There will be no requests for cash or bank details for donations through any other route. If you have been approached by someone looking to raise funds for St John’s and have any concerns please get in touch with us on 01225 486400.

To change your bank details please cancel your current direct debit to St John’s and create a new direct debit via our donation page.

To change your monthly donation amount please cancel your current direct debit to St John’s and create a new direct debit via our donation page.

We want our fundraising work to meet the highest possible standards, which is why St John’s is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. This means we are committed to complying with their Code of Fundraising Practise and Fundraising Promise.

If you wish, you can contact the Fundraising Regulator by calling 0300 999 3407, or by emailing You can also contact them at:

The Fundraising Regulator 2nd floor, CAN Mezzanine Building 49-51 East Road London N1 6AH

St John’s welcomes feedback of any kind and aims to respond quickly to any queries. Any complaints are managed in line with best practice and our process for managing feedback can be found in the ‘Complaints policy and Complaints procedure’. To share feedback please contact

St John’s is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. If you would like to make a complaint about our fundraising process please contact them. The Regulator’s contact details are provided in our response to the previous question.

St John’s fundraising platform is through the third party organisation, Just Giving. For information about how your data is used please see the relevant privacy policy below.

Please see St John’s privacy policy here
Please see Just Giving’s privacy policy here

Gift Aid is a simple scheme that allows charities to recover the tax already paid on donations made in the last four years at no extra cost to you. By reclaiming tax from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Gift Aid is a great way for you to help St John’s maximise the value of its donations. That means that every £1 you donate could be worth an extra 25 pence to us.