If you have any questions about making a donation to Save the Children, please call+44 (0)20 7012 6400.
- Can I donate by telephone?
Make sure you have your credit or debit card to hand.
+44 (0)800 8148 148
The donations line is open:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm.
At all other times you can donate on +44 (0)800 859 5030.
- Can I donate by post?
Download and print a copy of the donation form.
Fill in your credit/debit card details or make a cheque or postal order payable to 'Save the Children'
Send your cheque or postal order, along with the donation form to:
Save the Children
- Can I pay with my Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) card?
Unfortunately, we cannot process donations by CAF card online. If you would like to donate from your Charities Aid Foundation account please telephone +44 (0)20 7012 6400.
- What is Gift Aid?
Charities take your donation (which is money you’ve already paid tax on), and then reclaim tax on its ‘gross’ equivalent.
In practice, this means that if you give £10 to charity using Gift Aid, that gift is worth £12.50.
Save the Children will treat all donations that you have made for the past four years and all donations you make in the future as Gift Aid donations, until you tell Save the Children otherwise.
Who can use Gift Aid?
UK Taxpayers can tick the box, as long as they pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities and community amateur sports clubs you donate to will reclaim. Council tax and VAT do not count.
Benefits to higher-rate taxpayers
If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 20% (i.e. the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate at 20%).
If you do not pay tax, you should not use Gift Aid.
- How will Save the Children use my contact details?