UK Aid Match FAQs

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UK Aid Match

Every pound you give to Tearfund’s matched giving appeal from 1st November 2017 to 31st January 2018, will be doubled by the UK government. Money raised will empower people and whole communities to flourish and build lives free from poverty.

What is ‘UK Aid Match’ and how does it work?

It is a scheme that allows the UK public to have a say in how some of the government’s international aid budget is spent. The UK government will match, pound for pound, public donations to charities which tackle poverty in developing countries, therefore doubling the impact of your donations.

Will all donations to Tearfund qualify?

Money raised in response to our matched giving appeal, between 1st November and 31st January, will be match funded by the UK government up to a total of £5 million.

Will the UK government match the Gift Aid on donations?

No, only the donation itself will be matched.

Will Direct Debits be matched?

The UK government will match the first three monthly payments of all Direct Debits set up between 1st November and 31st January only.

Will donations from private companies be matched?

No. However, an individual from the company can of course donate and their gift will be matched.

How will the money be spent?

Money raised will change the lives of women in the Central African Republic and also people around the world who have suffered unimaginably due to conflict and poverty.