Frequently Asked Questions

" Enabling women and girls to change their world "


When you donate via the website, you can select which type of work you want to donate to. You will be able to choose from several options, which are: education, health, gender-based violence and livelihoods, for the UK, where most needed for a particular appeal for emergency (which would be on behalf of another organisation that works on the ground). You will not be able to select a specific project. However, if you are donating £500 or more, then you could contact us via the 'contact page' and tell us if you wanted to donate to a specific project. For example, a few of you may wish to pool your donations and want to support a particular type of project. You can explore this with us first before making your donation.

You will not be able to select if you want to donate towards a specific country. You will only be able to select from the options that appear from the drop-down menu. However, if you select, where most needed, this would allow us to plan ahead and ensure some areas are not under-funded. As we grow, we will increase the number of countries in which we support women and girls. If you are donating a large amount a wanted to be spent in a specific country, you shoud contact us.

You will not be able to donate towards specific items unless there is a specific appeal because we would not be able to operate efficiently. However, if you are donating £500 or more, the you can contact us and tell us which specific items you are wanting to donate to. You can explore this with us first before making your donation. You will notice that on some of the banners, items are listed giving you options saying for example £30 'could' get you a particular item. We will use the funding for the particular area of work e.g. health, education etc., but not necessarily that item. It will all depend on need at that time. The word 'could' is often used by most charities in their marketing for similar reasons. You can always check and verify this with when donating.

When you allow us to use the money for where it is most needed, it means that we can plan ahead and also ensure the money is spread out amongst good causes, otherwise some areas of work could get more heavily funded while others receive less attention.

By receiving regular donations, even if they are small ones, allows us to plan ahead because we know how much donations we are receiving every month. So even if you prefer making larger donations, you could also consider signing up for a small monthly direct debit too.

Unless larger donors (e.g. £500 or more), want the funding to be used in a particular way, we will use funding to support the vulnerable. For example, victims of domestic abuse who may be experiencing severe hardship because they have had to leave their home or are staying in a refuge and waiting for their benefits to start. This may include working with partners and provide sanitary / hygiene packs, food, clothes, funds for travel, baby items, children's clothes etc.

As we will not be directly working on emergency aid in response to disasters and conflicts, we will support another organisation who does. We will promote such an appeal on our website, name the partner and provide information what money is being raised. We will collect the donations and send them to our partner.

Your donations will only qualify for gift aid if you pay tax in the UK in the same tax year in which you make your donation. However, we will not be able to claim gift aid on donations made by companies.

Signing a gift aid declaration means that we can claim back an extra 25% from the government, which means your donation is worth more.However, you will need to make sure you tick the declaration and provide your full name, address and post code. The declaration will cover past, present and future and we will be able to claim back up to 4 years and continue doing so if you remain eligible.

As gift aid is unrestricted funding, some of it will be used to pay for charity overheads and any administration costs. It could also be used to fund projects that receive less attention from the donors.

We will work with our partners in different ways:

  • Grantees – we will provide local women led groups direct funding to provide direct help and support to women and girls.
  • Charities – we will work with other more established charities who already have good links with local women led groups in particular contexts and work through them to reach grantee partners but not pay the intermediate charities any administration costs. We may also work with larger foundations who may be willing to support our work through grants.
  • Philanthropiist – we will work with large donors who want to donate towards a particular project.
  • Corporates – we will work with businesses who want to provide funding including though staff fund raising schemes or who want to provide in kind support to us or grantees

Initially we will carefully proactively search for and select local groups or projects that help women and girls. We will then start inviting expressions of interest and invite full applications if we are interested in the proposals that meet our criteria. We will follow our 'Due' Diligence Policy' and have a process in place that we will follow to identify projects.

We take safeguarding very seriously and our Safeguarding Lead is one of the trustees, who is also a GP. We also have a robust Safeguarding Policy, a summary of which is available under our 'About Us' section. You can tell us about your safeguarding concerns via our 'Contact Us' page.

We take complaints and concerns very seriously because we want to continue striving to do better. So please contact us and tell us what you are worried about or not happy about or let us know if you have any helpful recommendations for us as we are always willing to learn.

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