FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Is Donate4Refugees a registered charity?
Yes. We are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales as charity number 1168435 "Donate for Refugees".
What will my donation be spent on?
We raise money to provide the essential needs of life: food, water, shelter, clothing, community and education. You can see all the campaigns that we've funded so far in Our Achievements and all our upcoming campaigns in Our Campaigns. We touch thousands of lives in many different situations so needs can range from survival (food and water) to asylum support (translations, information and legal) to realising their potential (language, IT or other education).
Who do you help?
Our focus is on helping refugee men, women and children regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual preference, or other.
"A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence" ~ UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency)
Donate4Refugees is a humanitarian organisation and it is not always possible, or right, to help only some people in need because of a label. The immigrant, refugee, migrant debate is complex and, to a large extent, unimportant. A person in need is a person in need.
We therefore also help asylum seekers, migrants and other immigrants on occasion in the course of our work. As we might also help the homeless of any background in a given campaign.
How much of my donation goes on helping refugees?
Every penny raised is spent on aid to help refugees.
When you kindly make your donation the platform you use may take a commission from your donation, the credit card processing fee and may also charge Donate4Refugees a monthly fee for their services.
This is a summary of the three main platforms we offer:
CAFOnline - charity receives 97% of your donation
BT MyDonate - charity receives 98.8% of your donation
JustGiving - charity receives 93.6% of your donation
As a registered charity we are eligible for Gift Aid from donors who are UK tax payers - so an extra 25% from HMRC. Making your £10 donation worth £12.50 (less the fees above).
Everyone involved in Donate4Refugees gives their time voluntarily to the cause and we have no marketing, IT, office, or other costs.
Where do you help refugees?
We help refugees that have made it to Europe. We help in "hot-spots" where refugees are still, essentially, on their journeys - mostly, but not confined to, Greece, France, Serbia and Italy. And we help fill the humanitarian gaps that are left by our government and their agencies for refugees and asylum seekers here in the UK.
What do you do to support refugees in the UK?
We support essential needs for new arrivals, transportation, community projects, art therapy and more.