How can you make a difference? Donate.
The work we do in supporting education in developing countries is thanks to our generous donors. If you would like to support us, you can make a direct, one-off donation, set up regular contributions, add gift aid, or even leave us a donation in your will. You can also fundraise for the Trust.
We want people to feel involved, both with the fundraising and in knowing where their donations are going. You can keep regularly up to date with our latest Footprinter Volunteers and Educational Project grants on this website, wherever they are in the world.
Remember that unlike many charities we have no administration fees (everything is run by volunteers) so you can be sure that all the fruits of your fundraising will reach their intended target.
Thank you for reading and we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Ways to Donate
Just want to make a simple donation? It’s straightforward to do.
- Send a cheque to us at Hazel’s Footprints Trust HQ in Scotland,
- Get in touch with us by email to receive details to make a direct transfer
- Log on to JustGiving, to do everything digitally (including a Gift aid donation – see below for more details).
We’ve been lucky to receive some magnificently kind donations over the past few years and if you do donate you can feel confident that all of your money is going towards the support of Hazel’s Footprints Trust’s three aims.
We’re always thrilled when people decide to donate a set monthly amount to the Trust. Manageable donations like this are incredibly useful for safeguarding the future health of the Trust, and particularly our Partner schools and Educational Project Grants. Monthly donations enable us to plan ahead for funding future projects and volunteers. Even a small monthly donation can add up as the years pass by, and we’ve been incredibly fortunate to have fostered a loyal network of regular contributors.
If this is for you, get in touch and we’ll send you the details to help get a direct debit set up.
If you are donating and you are a British taxpayer, then your donation may well be eligible for Gift Aid (for a full overview click here). Here are some of our summary notes on Gift Aid:
- You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims on your declarations in the tax year.
- You can cancel this declaration at any time by notifying the charity
- If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains equal to the tax that the charity reclaims, you can cancel your declaration.
- If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your self-assessment return.
Leaving a gift to Hazel’s Footprints Trust in your will
Another wonderful way of donating is leaving a gift to the Trust in your will. If you decide to do this, then the value of your estate on which tax will be payable will be reduced. Gifts made prior to death will also not be included in your estate for the purposes of calculating inheritance tax.
You can leave a fixed sum to Hazel’s Footprints Trust, a percentage of your total estate or the residue of the estate after paying out specific legacies to other beneficiaries. Whichever way you choose you will reduce the amount of tax payable on your estate.
If you’d like to discuss leaving a gift to the Trust in your will, please get in touch with us.
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