Use these Questions & Answers (Q&A) about fundraising and donating to tiger conservation

Q: Do you have a current fundraising appeal?

A: Yes visit our Appeal Page

Q: Where does my money go?

100% of the money you donate to 21st Century Tiger goes directly to support wild tiger conservation projects in tiger range states. Projects send proposals to 21st Century Tiger for review by a panel of international experts – if they meet our rigorous criteria (and we have enough funds to cover the grant) we send the funds requested to them. At the end of the year the grantees send reports and accounts so we can ensure all our donations are well spent. You can see the projects we support  on our  Conservation pages.

Q: Can I donate from outside the UK?

Yes, you can easily donate through PayPal.

Alternatively, you can send us a sterling, Euro or US$ cheque.  Sorry, we can not take cheques in other currencies.

If you live in the USA you can support  21st Century Tiger by donating via the American Friends of ZSL, which is located in Washington DC and receives full tax exemption from the IRS under section 501(c)(3).

For more information please contact:

American Friends of London Zoo, Inc C/o Chapel and York Limited 1000 N. West Street, Suite 1200 Wilmington, DE 19801

Please clearly mark your donation “21st Century Tiger at ZSL”

Q: Can I make a monthly payment?

 You can set up a Standing Order Instruction simply by downloading and filling in this form. Don’t forget to fill in the Gift Aid section – using it means that for every pound you give, we can reclaim an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue. You must be a UK taxpayer.

Q: I have made a donation Can I fill in a Gift Aid form?

Gift aid is tax relief on money donated to UK charities.

By using Gift Aid, every pound you give means we can reclaim an extra 28 pence from the Inland Revenue. You must be a UK taxpayer.

Did you know a declaration can be made to cover individual donations, a series of donations, can cover donations made during a specified period or to cover all future donations. They can also be backdated for up to 4 years prior to the date of the declaration.

Please complete a Gift Aid form.

Q: Can I make a donation by Credit Card?

Yes. Please call us on 44 (0)20 7449 6444. The office is only manned part-time, so please do try again if you do not get through immediately.

Q: Can I get a tax break if I donate from the USA?

If you live in the USA you can support  21st Century Tiger by donating to the American Friends of ZSL, which is located in Washington DC and receives full tax exemption from the IRS under section 501(c)(3).

You may be eligible for certain tax breaks from donations but for more information please contact:

American Friends of London Zoo, Inc C/o Chapel and York Limited 1000 N. West Street, Suite 1200 Wilmington, DE 19801

Please make your donation out to the American Friends of London Zoo but clearly reference your donation “ZSL FAO 21st Century Tiger”

Q: Can I set up my own Just Giving page for my fundraising?

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a featured charity of Just Giving.com. If you wish to fundraise for 21st Century Tiger and use Just Giving to collect your donations you can do so by selecting ZSL as your beneficiary. This is a great way to collect Gift Aid on your donations.

If you would like to do this, please contact us first so that we can make sure that your money is redirected by ZSL.

Q: Can I give directly from my salary?

If you earn a salary, or if your pension is paid via PAYE, making a commitment to giving doesn’t get any simpler than this.

How does it work?

With Give As You Earn – the UK’s largest payroll giving scheme – you can give directly from your pre-tax salary, so money that would normally go to the taxman goes to 21stCentury Tiger instead.You just decide how much you want to give each month – it could be a couple of pounds, or hundreds or thousands. Then your donation comes out of your pay packet before the taxman touches it.

What are the benefits?

21st Century Tiger benefits because we know we’ve got money coming regularly and can plan what to do with it in the long term.

You benefit because you don’t pay any tax on the donations you make. If you’re a basic rate taxpayer, a gift of £6.41 only actually costs you £5 – so you can pass the tax relief on to the charity.

Find out more about how you can give more through Give As You Earn through the Charities Aid Foundation.

To join Give As You Earn your employer will need to be running a scheme. Find out if your employer offers Give As You Earn.

If you want to set this up with the Charities Aid Foundation please use reference number GYE 7434.

Q: What is Matched Giving?

Matched Giving is a great way to get support from your employer. Approach your boss and ask if they run a ‘matched giving scheme’ whereby they match their employees’ charitable contributions. Matched funding could be invaluable in helping you to raise as much money as possible for 21st Century Tiger, so it is well worth finding out if your employer runs such a scheme.

Your employer can use ‘matched giving’ to support 21st Century tiger and the most popular way is a 100% match. Each employee’s gift is matched pound for pound. It can be capped by setting an annual limit for each employee.

If your current employer does not offer a matched funding scheme for their staff, ask them to consider it! Matched funding offers important benefits for employers

  • it boosts morale and encourages team building by rewarding employees for their generosity
  • a reduced tax bill – you don’t have to pay Corporation Tax on the money you use to match employee giving
  • it raises your company’s profile and generates positive PR
  • Creates a feel-good factor among employees about the organisation they work for
  • Enhances corporate image and reputation
  • Encourages a growing sense of social responsibility

 

If your Q&A is not covered here, please contact us