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March 24th 2022

Gift aid your donations to help Ukraine

How to donate to help those affected by Russia's war on Ukraine

One of the best ways to help the people of Ukraine is by donating cash through trusted charities and aid organisations, rather than donating goods. Cash can be transferred quickly to areas where it is needed, and individuals and aid organisations can use it to buy what is most needed. Unsolicited donations of goods, although well-meant, can obstruct supply chains and delay more urgent life-saving assistance from getting through.

If you want to donate money, there are a number of charities providing humanitarian relief in Ukraine, ideally this should be done via the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Appeal: DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee

If you are a UK taxpayer remember to tick the Gift Aid box and that will increase your donation by 25%. Remember that, like pension contributions, higher rate and additional rate taxpayers obtain even more tax relief so that a £40 donation only costs £30 after higher rate tax relief.

Donations made by limited companies will obtain a corporation tax deduction for their payments.

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