Donating overseas

Helping you make donations
anywhere in the world

When donating overseas, you want to be confident that your gift is going to a valid charitable project and that the money will be sent securely and used properly. There are three ways we can help you to connect with international causes that mean the most to you.

1. Use your CAF Account to make international direct donations

If you have a CAF Charity Account or CAF Charitable Trustour network of international offices makes it easy to send donations to charitable organisations across the globe.

Simply log in to your CAF Account and complete an overseas donation request for the charity you wish to nominate. We’ll validate this charity for you and arrange for your donation to be paid to them.

The minimum donation to an overseas organisation is £250.

Fees are applicable for international donations from a CAF Charity Account – see our Fee Schedule for more details.

2. Give to overseas projects with GlobalGiving UK

If you’re looking to make international donations under £250, our partnership with GlobalGiving can connect you to specific projects abroad. GlobalGiving specialises in linking donors with development projects in over 100 countries and is a registered UK charity – so you can be confident that your money is going to a well-defined project.

You can donate through GlobalGiving via credit or debit card, cheque, PayPal or through your CAF Charity Account, and when you make a donation you'll receive regular updates on the progress of your chosen project.

Find a project on the GlobalGiving UK website

3. Give across Europe through Transnational Giving Europe

Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) enables donors resident in one of the participating countries to support charitable organisations in other member countries, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in their country of residence. Donations made through the scheme are then eligible to receive the tax benefit of the country you are living in.

Currently Belgium, Ireland, Hungary, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania and Poland participate in the scheme.

A fee will be deducted from your donations – 5% up to 50,000 Euros and 1% above this. This is capped at a maximum fee of 6,500 Euros.

Visit the Transnational Giving Europe website
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