We are inspired by the Buddha – offering teachings to all, with no price tag. We uphold a radically different vision where everyone is encouraged to take what they need and give what they can. Generosity is highly regarded in Buddhism and we hope that this quality is brought to the forefront at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.

For example, most teachers and class teams offer their time, skills and experience voluntarily and everyone employed by us is paid a modest amount to cover their basic needs.

We don’t think money should be a barrier to benefit from the Buddha’s teachings so we welcome everyone to classes and events, no matter how much they can donate. But we do need money to continue doing what we do. There is no external source of funding for the Buddhist Centre. Please see the video above on this topic.


Did you know Gift Aid can increase the value of donations from UK taxpayers by 25% at no cost to you. If you are eligible please sign up here.

Donations online

SUPPORT US NOW: Your donation will help us continue what we do, and enable people who have few financial resources to access the Buddhist Centre. If you would like to make a donation now online, where you can also Gift Aid your one-off or regular donation:

Support us now!

Your donation will help us continue what we do, and for people to access the Buddhist Centre free of charge on a give what you can, take what you need basis.

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Donate while you shop online

If you shop online you can also support the Birmingham Buddhist Centre at no additional cost to yourself by signing up to Give as you Live:

An alternative way to set up a monthly donation if you would prefer to avoid the small fees and charges, is setting up a standing order using online banking, direct to our bank account. Please email the centre if you’d like the details.


The culture of generosity extends to all aspects of the Buddhist Centre. For example, there are many opportunities to volunteer and we encourage any involvement from people who would like to contribute – from opening the door to cleaning the shrine rooms to gardening and maintenance support.

Leaving a legacy

If you would like to include the Birmingham Buddhist Centre in your will, click here or please ask the Buddhist Centre office for a copy of our leaflet on leaving a legacy.