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
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. http://www.cafod.org.uk/Give/Lent
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
“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.” http://www.trocaire.org/lent
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.” http://www.oxfam.org.uk/strength–to–survive?cid=scm_fb
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.” http://turnonthetap.org.uk/
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.” http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/donate–now
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