Donate to charity and the UK government will match your donation…

UK Aid are running a great scheme whereby they will match your donation to select charities. Eg you give £10 the government gives £10 and the charity gets £20.

If you are feeling generous this lent here is the list of eligible charities.

CAFOD – donations doubled until 17 May 2015

Lent 2015

The Lent campaign focuses on building resilience against climate change. Match funding will go towards climate resilient agriculture: transforming the livelihoods of 300,000 poor women, men and children in marginalised rural areas.

SCIAF – donations doubled until 17 May 2015

Wee Box, Twice as Big (Lent 2015)

Contributions can pay for seeds, tools and training so communities can learn to support themselves.

Trócaire – donations doubled until 17 May 2015

Lent 2015

“With your support we are helping hard working communities in some of the poorest parts of the world to adapt to the changing climate, and grow food for their families to eat. For children like Mahlet, fighting drought means better health and more nutritious food.

The UK government will match, pound for pound, all public donations to the Lent Campaign in Northern Ireland, up to a maximum of £5 million. This will support programmes in Ethiopia for the next three years and help improve the lives of tens of thousands of people.”

Oxfam GB – donations doubled until 8 May 2015

Strength to Survive

“Right now, there are more lives being destroyed by disasters than ever before. But with your help, families around the world can prepare for the worst, survive when it hits, and come back stronger.”

Samaritan’s Purse – donations doubled until 30 April 2015

Turn on the Tap appeal

“Every day 20,000 people in Karamoja, northern Uganda are drinking dirty water because they have no choice. There are no functioning wells nearby. Every drop of water they drink is a potential killer! Donate to Samaritan’s Purse to help them choose clean water for life.”

British Red Cross – Donations doubled until 3 April 2015

Clean Start Appeal

“Dirty water kills more children than war. It’s the most common cause of disease in the world today. It’s time for a clean start. Support our Clean Start Appeal and help us give safer water to hundreds of thousands of people in Kenya and Bangladesh.”

Traidcraft Exchange – donations doubled until 3 April 2015

Fair Necessities appeal

“For more than 30 years, Traidcraft has been offering the training, skills, knowledge and investment to enable smallholder farmers to finally escape the poverty cycle they are stuck in and grow more, earn more and eat more.” 

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  • Tacapall

    Charities in foreign countries the like of which gobble up most of the charity money on expenses and wages, if the British government have enough money to give away to prop up the wages of parasites in charities then Sinn Fein are correct in holding out for more money for poor citizens in this part of the UK controlled Ireland.

  • notimetoshine

    A shockingly ill informed statement. See below.

    Oxfam spending

    Cafod spending

    The above are just an example of two of the organisations spending. Wages do not ‘gobble up’ most of the charities money. Also expenses could mean anything from aid goods to flights to affected areas. Far too vague and fact free. Even then just with the two examples shown above, oxfam for instance uses only 9% of its total on running costs and wages.

    Some basic research rather than use of cliche and ill informed speculation would be helpful.

  • Tacapall

    Please…. My oldest lad once worked for one of the above charities and I know for a fact the bonuses he was offered for getting clients who would pay monthly thats the expenses Im talking about, big bonuses for the directors and parasites that could sell snow to the Eskimos.

  • notimetoshine

    Care to name that charity? One can easily check their finances and their annual reports. And remember charities will do anything to maximise income. Spend money to make money and all that. They wouldn’t be doing it if the cost of raising the money was less than the amount of money made.

    Anecdotal evidence is all well and good, I myself could mention that I have volunteered for one of the above charities for 12 years and have extensive knowledge of how they work. But still why let that get in the way of verifiable fact.

  • Tacapall

    ” But still why let that get in the way of verifiable fact”

    I know what you mean but hey Im not the only one.


  • notimetoshine

    Well what so you expect from the daily mail.