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It depends

The amount of money UK charities receive in online donations depends on the charity, who their supporters are, and how these supporters prefer to make donations.

For example, charities with typically older supporters – such as Guide Dogs for the Blind – typically receive less income from online sources than charities like Shelter with a younger supporter base.

The proportion of online donations also depends on the type of fundraising techniques a charity uses.

For example, some charities favour online banner advertising and email appeals over newspaper adverts and postal mailings.

Many charities prefer to receive online donations because it normally costs less to process, which means more of your money goes towards the cause.

Tax exempt status of registered charities and online security

All of the charities listed on this website are registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom. Like any business, charities have to submit Tax Returns to HM Revenue and Customs, but all donations are declared and the charities do not have to pay tax on them. This means all your donation to charity will help to further their vision and goals.

Registered charity numbers

Each charity's registered number can be seen prominently displayed on the bottom of their respective pages on this site and underneath their logos.

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Is my donation to charity secure?

All donations, animal adoptions or child sponsorships are exempt from tax and carried out through secure encrypted connections.

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