The team is a registered Scottish charity (registration number SC004625). We are supported financially by a mixture of public donations, grant aid and support from other charities.
Public donations come in many forms. These include the 'Where to Walk' booklets and collecting boxes in shops and tourist locations.
A basic level of grant aid comes from the Justice Department of the Scottish Government and is distributed by Scottish Mountain Rescue. Support from other charities and grant aid provide only a portion of the money required to pay for the training, equipment, vehicles and facilities essential for the operation of an effective modern rescue organisation.
The team therefore relies heavily on public donations to maintain our income and therefore our effectiveness. Rescue operations in Kintail rely on ordinary members of the public making donations. The small population living in our area of operation means that donations from those living further afield are extremely important to our efforts to make this a safer place for locals and visitors alike.
DONATIONS - LOCALLY IN OUR COLLECTION CANS
If you are in our area then look out for our collection cans in retail, hospitality and other premises across the region. Please donate.
DONATIONS - BY SMS TEXT MESSAGE
You can help by making a text donation with your mobile phone. Please click on this button to find out
how to donate using the donr text donation service.
DONATIONS - BY CHEQUE
You can also donate by writing a UK cheque, payable to Kintail Mountain Rescue Team and marked 'Donation' on the reverse, and posting it to the following address.
DONATIONS - BEQUESTS AND WILLS
Please write to our TREASURER at the above address. Your final documents will require our charity registration number which is shown at the top of this page.
DONATIONS - ON OUR JUSTGIVING PAGE
The Team has a JustGiving account that is currently being upgraded so that we can offer you more ways to donate. The upgraded account is not yet available. Please be patient with us.
DONATIONS - TAX RELIEF (GIFT AID)
The Team is currently making arrangements for Gift Aid. This is the HMRC system that applies tax relief by adding to the charitable donations given by UK taxpayers. This facility is not yet available to us. Please be patient with us.
HELP US BUILD A NEW BASE
Our normal levels of financial support are not sufficient for the capital expenditure that sometimes becomes necessary. Indeed, a portion of our financial support is conditional and it cannot be used for that purpose.
Our base at Morvich is part of an old byre that was extended to provide a garage. Despite our best efforts this building is becoming difficult to maintain and the facilities are inadequate for training and operating a modern rescue team. The building is not even adequate for storing the range of increasingly sophisticated equipment that we need for rescues. To provide appropriate facilities we have begun additional fund-raising efforts aimed at raising the substantial sum required to build a new rescue base.
Please help if you can. We are grateful for donations no matter how
small. We are keen to hear about charitable trusts and grant-giving bodies that can help.