Thank you for supporting our essential work! Bridging Lanka is a public benevolent institution with the following endorsements:

  • Charitable Status with the Australian Charities & Not for Profits Commission
  • Deductible Gift Recipient Status – all donations are tax deductible
  • Charity Tax Concession with the Australian Taxation Office

Charity Bank Details

In Australia

Name: Bridging Lanka Ltd
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB: 063010
Account No.: 11837067

 

In Sri Lanka

Account Name: Bridging Lanka (Guarantee) Limited
Bank: Hatton National Bank MANNAR Branch
Account No: 020010014651
Swift Code: HBLILKLX
Bank code: 7083
Branch Code: 020

Please choose one of the following donation options:

Regular Pledge

Join the Bridging Lanka Circle and make a regular payment to our bank account. Sign up by filling in this form with your details.

Online Donation

Make a direct online payment via credit card to Bridging Lanka. Donate Now

Campaign Pledge

Choose to support one of our Projects – a small payment fee applies.

Bank Deposit

‘No fee’ transfer to the Bridging Lanka account.

Send us an email or fill in our form confirming

Why is a regular pledge better?

We hugely appreciate any donations we receive however, to adequately plan and implement our important development work, we need a reliable financial base. Your weekly/monthly/annual pledge through the Bridging Lanka Circle enables us to build a sustainable operation which can respond quickly and flexibly to human need in a dynamic and ever-changing context.

Meet some of our donors

“Vision, energy and love drive Jeremy Liyanage and Bridging Lanka’s responsive, purposeful projects. Having volunteered twice, I appreciate the incredible resourcefulness and struggle behind actions, people and photos showcased in BL reports. With minimal funds and deep humanity, Bridging Lanka is building strong minds, hearts, bodies, job skills and community leadership of young people, sustainable agriculture, animal welfare, relief from poverty and peaceful resolution of conflict.”

Jan Gillies, Gold Coast, Australia

“We support Bridging Lanka with a monthly donation because we can see the difference it makes to the lives of poor people and families. Regular donations are value for money because Bridging Lanka has low overhead costs, works with volunteers, and receives co-contributions from the Australian Government. Bridging Lanka’s grassroots projects help young people find purpose, support women’s livelihood and gender equality, and create ongoing employment opportunities for the local community.”

Steve & Ellen Dunn, Melbourne, Australia

“We support Bridging Lanka for many reasons. We believe its flexible, grassroots approach to community development and long-term commitment to embed in Mannar provides the most meaningful and sustainable resultsWe like how each project area ticks so many boxes in terms of positive social outcomes and flow-on effects. BL’s practice framework is grounded and ethical, and its commitment to Mannar and Sri Lanka is genuine. Much is achieved on a very tight budget.”

Nigel & Patricia Sloss, Brisbane, Australia

How will your pledge benefit poor areas of Sri Lanka?

Your pledge to Bridging Lanka goes directly to supporting vulnerable communities in Mannar District, Northern Sri Lanka with:

  • Sustainable livelihoods – enhancing the capacity of vulnerable people to develop and sustain self-managed micro-enterprises for income security – such as providing a job at Café Arokkiya for a war widow.
  • Environmental health – aiming for robust solutions that better sustain life and health and address hazards to soil and water quality, food safety and biodiversity – such as supporting paddy farmers to go organic without the use of deadly agro-chemicals.
  • Social cohesion –creating the conditions that lead to tolerance and community harmony in areas of communal fracture – such as encouraging Muslim young people to build trust with the local Buddhist community in a place that experienced anti-Muslim violence.
  • Nurturing youth – responding to deeper youth issues caused by war, growing substance use, social media and globalization that stymie young people’s growth – such as offering strong support and residential care for those who want to kick their dependence on alcohol, drugs and violence.
  • Urban improvement – addressing the challenge of urban planning and infrastructure development in resource-poor Mannar through grounded, place-specific urban responses – such as building a children’s park in an impoverished village.
  • Holistic education – supporting the ‘whole’ child, young person and adult – their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development and preparing them for life, not just for passing exams – such as providing donkey assisted therapy for disabled children that builds their self-esteem and teaches them life skills.
  • Animal welfare – ensuring that animals including feral donkeys and street dogs and cats are adequately cared for and that animal-human conflicts are mediated – such as rescuing injured street animals, treating them at our clinic and bringing them back to health.
  • Responsible tourism – pursuing an ethical model, of global connectedness, minimal ecological and social impact and increased financial gain through showcasing local culture – such as creating employment for young people through forest-based tourism.

What do you get?

  • Knowledge that your pledge is making a real difference in changing people’s lives
  • Tax receipts at the end of the financial year for income tax deductions
  • Opportunity to visit the projects and also stay on as a volunteer
  • Invitations to special events, workshops and forums in Australia
  • Regular updates about our empowering district development work in Sri Lanka.
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