Ways to help

Five ways to help

Funding for construction prior to opening the Maharishi Peace Palace is fully in place. The focus now is on raising the funds to fit out the building before the opening on 11th October. A total of £83,000 is required to furnish and fit out the Peace Palace before opening.

As of the 26th of September, the figures for the furnishings and fittings are as follows:
Initially, we needed to raise £340,000.
So far we have raised £257,000.
We still need to raise £83,000.

We are so close and just need to secure this final amount. Below are six ways that you can help the Peace Palace financially. We thank everyone so much for the incredible generosity and continuing support.

 

bullet-designVisit our gift list website

For a complete list and computer pictures of the furniture and fittings needed, and to make a donation, please visit our Gift List website:
http://peacepalacegiftlist.bigcartel.com/
The pictures in the Gift List give a wonderful idea of how the Peace Palace will look. Every gift, large or small, is a major contribution to the completion of this beautiful new building. Thank you to everyone.

You can also sponsor the Peace Palace furnishings, fittings or equipment of your choice through any of the methods described below. If you have any questions or would like an application form for any of the “Ways to Help” below, please contact us:

Telephone: 0845 605 7020 (local rates apply)
Email: contact@peacepalace.org.uk

Donations

Lump Sum and Regular Donations
Both forms of donation are an ideal way to provide funds for the purchase of furnishings, fittings, and equipment for the Peace Palace. If you are a UK Taxpayer there is an additional benefit in that Maharishi Foundation can claim back the tax you have already paid at 20% on the amount of your donation. In effect, therefore, through your contribution, the government contributes too!

If you are able to help with a donation of any amount, please send it by one of the methods described below:

To Make a Regular Monthly Donation

  • To pay by debit or credit card visit the website: ukvirginmoneygiving.com. Go to “Make a Donation” and type in the name of the charity Maharishi Foundation and then follow the instructions.

 

To Make a One-off Donation

  • To pay by debit or credit card visit the website: ukvirginmoneygiving.com. Go to “Make a Donation” and type in the name of the charity Maharishi Foundation and then follow the instructions.
  • For information about doing a transfer from your bank to Maharishi Foundation, please contact us:
    Telephone: 0845 605 7020 (local rates apply)
    Email: contact@peacepalace.org.uk
  • Or send a cheque to Maharishi Foundation, Maharishi Peace Palace (Suffolk) Fund, 25 Garden Square, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2GW.

Those who donate £20,000 or more will be eligible to receive a free weekend course each year for the first three years (subject to availability when booking).

Peace Palace Partners

Purpose of Peace Palace Partners
The purpose of the Partners is to provide valuable funds for furnishing, fitting out, and operating the Peace Palace. The Partners will share in the success of the Peace Palace.
Parties to the Peace Palace Partners

Maharishi Education Centre Ltd (MEC Ltd), and Individuals, joint individuals, charities, companies, and trusts (Partners). MEC Ltd is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of Maharishi Foundation. MEC Ltd is building and will run the Peace Palace, providing the necessary facilities for Maharishi Foundation to run its educational courses.
Amount of Investment
MEC Ltd offers investments of £1,000 and above. These will be provided on a first come, first served basis, as there is a limit to the amount that MEC Ltd can raise in this way.
Length of Investment
The Partners’ funds are invested in the Peace Palace, and an annual return on the investment is provided to the investor on an annual basis for 25 years. The capital sum invested will be returned to the investor at the end of the 25-year term.
Possible Return on the Investment
There is a guaranteed element of return of 2% per annum.

There is a possibility of an additional return based on the usage of the Peace Palace. Table 1 shows both the guaranteed element of the return, and the possible additional return. The possible additional returns have been calculated on different levels of combined average use of Peace Palace Corner Suites/Corner rooms/Select Rooms/MGV residents rooms by course participants or other visitors to the Peace Palace.

The table is for illustrative purposes only. The additional return received will be calculated on actual combined average room usage and, therefore, it is not guaranteed.

Table 1: Possible returns on Partners’ investment

Average Room usage per year in days Equivalent occupancy level of Peace Palace Rooms Guaranteed Annual Return Possible Additional Annual Return Possible Total Annual Return
100 28% 2% n/a 2%
150 42% 2% 2% <4%
200 56% 2% 3% <5%
250 69% 2% 5.5% <7.5%
300 83% 2% 8% <10%

All returns are based on simple-interest calculations and paid annually on 31 October. The return for the first year shall be pro-rated according to when the investment is made.

How to Become a Peace Palace Partner
For further information please contact: 0845 605 7020

or dowload and complete this application form and return it to the address on the form:
PP PARTNERS 2 SEPT 2017
or Email
: contact@peacepalace.org.uk
or write to MEC Ltd, 25 Garden Square, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2GW.

Corner suites and standard rooms

Secure a private retreat for rest, rejuvenation and growth in enlightenment, and provide maximum support for the Peace Palace.

Buy a lease for your suite and enjoy its use throughout the year, as well as a return on your investment from its use for courses.

Interest-free loans

Complimentary courses in exchange for lending money to the project interest-free.

If you would like to support the project financially, but are not in a position to provide a donation, you could make a valuable contribution by providing an interest-free loan for one year or longer.

Please contact the project team for further details of the loan scheme.

Tel: 0845 605 7020 (local rates apply)
Email: contact@peacepalace.org.uk

Application forms and terms and conditions are available upon request.

Course debentures

Enjoy Peace Palace courses at lower fees and stay in the best rooms.

Five-year Course Debenture – £3,750
Ten-year Course Debenture – £6,650

Debenture holders will be entitled to book ensuite rooms free of charge in the Peace Palace facilities each year for five or ten years for any one of the following three options (subject to availability):
1. Standard one-week rounding course
2. Three standard weekend rounding courses
3. 14-day Invincible Europe Assembly

If you would like to support the Maharishi Peace Palace project in any of the above ways, please either follow the instructions above to make a donation or contact our Peace Palace team for further information on:

Tel: 0845 605 7020 (local rates apply)
Email: contact@peacepalace.org.uk

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For further information about the Maharishi Peace Palace project:

Telephone: 0845 605 7020 (local rates apply)

Email: contact@peacepalace.org.uk
Address: Maharishi Peace Palace (Suffolk) Fund,
25 Garden Square, Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2GW

Maharishi Foundation® ~ registered educational charity number: 270157;
Registered address: 6 Cedar Court, Gardenia Close,
Rendlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 2GX.