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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Most popular FAQs

GENERAL QUESTIONS

I HAVE RAISED SOME MONEY FOR UKC4C WHERE SHOULD I SEND THE CHEQUE ?

Thank you so much for raising money for UK Care for Children, we really appreciate your support!
Please send us a cheque made payable to ‘UK Care for Children’ to:

UK Care for Children
PO BOX 773
Edgware
HA8 4QY

It would be great if you could also let us know how you raised the money (and be sure to include your name and address so that we can send you a thank you letter!)

CAN I DONATE ITEMS LIKE CLOTHING AND BLANKETS TO HELP PEOPLE IN EMERGENCIES ?

No, we are not taking clothing because customs regulations, fumigation of second-hand items, transport and communications make the process of exporting second hand items very complicated, time-consuming and expensive.

It is much easier to buy these items (with the money our supporters donate) in the countries where they are needed. It reduces the cost to UKC4C, helps stimulate local markets and economies, and we can be sure that the goods that we source are appropriate – both for the local environment and the local culture.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR UKC4C ?

Head over to our Volunteers page and fill in the form. Once we have receive your information, we will contact you with details of the selection process.

HOW CAN I GET UPDATES ON UKC4C’s WORK ?

You can sign up to our Newsletter at the bottom of this page to receive free email updates, with regular news of our work and what you can do to support it. For further information or to sign up to receive updates by post, please give us a call on 0203 137 6950 or fill out our online enquiry form.

GIFT AID EXPLAINED

WHAT IS GIFT AID?

Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to UK Care for Children – at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, UK Care for Children can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to UK Care for Children.

DO I QUALIFY FOR GIFT AID?

In order for UK Care for Children to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

WHAT DOES THE GIFT AID DECLARATION COMMIT ME TO?

Nothing! It just ensures that if you choose to donate to UK Care for Children, we can claim an extra 25% back from the government.

WHAT IS A GIFT AID DECLARATION?

A Gift Aid declaration is a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.

CAN I CLAIM GIFT AID ON THE FUNDS I HAVE RAISED?

To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without these details we legally can’t claim Gift Aid – so be strict with your supporters!