If you have any questions about making a donation to Save the Children, please call 020 7012 6400.
- What information do I need to provide to set up a monthly direct debit for my donation?
You will need to provide your bank or building society sort code and account number. Your credit/debit card or cheque book should contain all the details required.
- Can I set up a monthly direct debit by telephone?
Yes. Make sure you have your credit/debit card or cheque book to hand.
Please call 020 70126400. The donation line is open Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm. An answerphone is available at all other times.
- Can I set up a monthly direct debit by post?
Yes. Please print out the debit instruction form, fill it in, and send it to us at:Save the Children
- 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?