Donation FAQs

  1. How do I donate via cheque?
  2. Can I make a bank transfer?
  3. How will my donation help?
  4. What is Gift Aid?
  5. What we need to claim Gift Aid
  6. How do I contact your Fundraising team?

How do I donate via cheque?

Please send your cheque payable to ‘MapAction’ to the following address:

MapAction – Fundraising team
The Clare Charity Centre
Wycombe Road
Saunderton
Buckinghamshire
HP14 4BF

Can I make a bank transfer?

Yes! Please transfer your donation with a clear reference line to the following bank account:

  • CAF Bank
  • Account name: MapAction
  • Sort code: 40-52-40
  • Account number: 00018927

How will my donation help?

Your donation will help MapAction deliver its humanitarian mapping service. Unless you have specified a restriction on how the donation can be used, it will be channelled into our core funds which underpin the running of our charity. In 2015 60% of our expenditure was spent on disaster response; 14% on preparedness activities; 12% on external training and 12% on generating new income.

For every £1 spent on fundraising in 2015, we generated over £10 in grants and donations.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. If you Gift Aid your donations we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate to MapAction.

What we need to claim Gift Aid

For MapAction to be able to claim Gift Aid on your donation, we (and HMRC) require the following information:

  • Your full name and home address
  • A personal donation – the money must be your own. We can’t claim Gift Aid on donations from company accounts.
  • For you to be paying income tax or capital gains tax which at least equals the amount MapAction will claim in the appropriate tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next).  This is currently 25p for every £1 you give.
  • Using a declaration form, we can claim Gift Aid on all your donations in the last four years and all future donations.
  • Once you have become a Gift Aid donor, please let us know if you stop paying tax or if you change your name/address so that we can update our records

How do I contact your Fundraising team?

Please drop us a line on +44 (0) 1494 56 88 99 or email: fundraising@mapaction.org.