Support our charity
Torbay Libraries is run by Devon-based charity, Libraries Unlimited (registered charity number 1170092).
Every penny we raise goes directly towards library services that help make a difference to people’s lives and communities.
Through home library visits, one-to-one IT and business support, community events, free library services, advice and resources, we provide support to people of all ages across Devon and Torbay.
There are lots of ways you can support our charitable work including simply making a donation within your local library. Here are some other ways you can help support us:
We’ve recently registered with Torbay Lottery, a weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Torbay. All money raised through our ticket sales will go to support Torbay Libraries.
From every £1 ticket sold, 50p goes to support Torbay Libraries and 10p will support all good causes in Torbay. You don’t have to be living in Torbay to take part.
Clicking on the Torbay Lottery logo below, will take you to our charity page. Torbay Lottery is run by Torbay Council which supports good causes in Torbay.
Use JustGiving to make a single or regular donation or support our latest campaign. Clicking the 'Donate to' button below, will take you to our charity page where you can choose how much you would like to give.
Do you use Amazon? You can donate to our charity simply by shopping with Amazon without spending an extra penny.
Amazon Smile is a website run by Amazon where you can access the same products at the same prices as the Amazon website. When you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the cost of all eligible products to our charity.
Clicking on the Amazon Smile logo will take you to the login page. Simply logon to your Amazon account as normal and search for Libraries Unlimited South West in the ‘pick your own charity’ search bar. Select us as your chosen charity and start your shop!
Give as you Live
Give as you Live Online is the free and easy way to raise funds, simply by shopping online.
Clicking on the Give as you Live logo will take you to our charity page. Join for free today and start fundraising when you shop at over 4,300 stores. Click on a store you want to shop with and you will be directed to the store's website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for Libraries Unlimited!
From holidays and travel, to clothing and gifts, you can raise hundreds of pounds from all your online purchases.
If you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please make your cheque payable to “Libraries Unlimited South West” and post to: Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3PQ.
Here are examples of how your fundraising could make a difference:
- £5 could provide a place for a child at a Music, Rhythm and Rhyme, Storytime or Code Club session.
- £10 could buy and prepare a children’s book ready to find in your library.
- £15 could buy and prepare a large print book for the partially sighted.
- £30 could provide home library visits for a year to a person with limited mobility.
- £100 could help pay for monthly heating and lighting costs for a smaller community library.
- £300 could fuel a Mobile Library for a week, helping us to reach 327 communities across Devon
To find out more and to discuss ways to support our libraries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support.
New Forest Holiday Staycation prize
You could win this prize and support our libraries by playing the Torbay Lottery. Entries close 31st October.
You must be 16 or over to join.
Please play responsibly and thank you for your support.