Can I specify what project I want my donation to go to?
Currently the DEC has appeals open for the Gaza Crisis Appeal and the Syria Crisis Appeal. You can donate to either of this appeals on the mainpage
I can’t find the donation section on your webpage.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal donation page is only available for a limited period of time after a disaster. If you find that the link is unavailable the DEC has therefore closed the online donation page. If you have any further difficulties please contact us.
I want to make an anonymous donation. How do I do this?
You can donate to the appeal by sending a cheque, charitable cheque or voucher. See the various ways to donate.
What do I do if I have a problem with my donation?
If you have a problem with your donation and you can't find the answer online please contact us and let us know how we can help.
Why do you use an 0370 number?
Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than calls to numbers beginning 01 and 02 and could be party of any inclusive call minutes or discount schemes. International access to 0370 numbers should be charged at international rates - i.e. there should not be a premium in calling a UK 0370 number as opposed to calling a UK 01 or 02 number. However, access to 0370 internationally is not guaranteed.
If you do not wish to use this number you can donate online at www.dec.org.uk, or by sending a cheque, charitable voucher, at a bank or post office.
I've tried to donate with no success. what can I do?
What are the terms and conditions for text to donate?
- The service is open to all residents of the UK (Excluding Manx and Jersey Telecom customers), aged 18 or over. You must use your own mobile phone for this service.
- You can donate by texting a correct keyword to the number 70000. Keywords may vary between appeals, please ensure you are using a keyword for the current appeal and that appeal is active.
- Your text message entry will result in a £5 donation to the DEC Appeal for each successful text transaction.
- If your keyword and short code are valid, and your text message is received within the specified times and dates, you will be charged the £5 donation via a bounce-back message.
- You will not be charged for texting the 70000 number.
- The SMS service is provided by OpenMarket.
- The promoter of the service is the Disasters Emergency Committee.
- We may send outbound texts with links to update you on what your donations are doing to help. You can text STOP at any time to opt out of communications via Text.
Cheques and vouchers
Is it okay to send a cheque?
Yes, there are various ways to give. You can send a cheque, charitable cheque or voucher.
What address should I send donations to?
See how to give.
Do you have a Gift Aid declaration form that I can download?
You can add gift aid by using our Gift Aid Form
If you are a fundraiser and you have many people donating to you who can gift aid, you can download a sponsorship form in our Fundraising Pages
I don’t understand what Gift Aid is. Can you explain?
Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows us to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donation at no extra cost to you.
If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your gift can be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you. This means a donation of £10, for example, could be worth an extra £2.50 to us.
For more information go to: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm
If I donate by phone, can the DEC claim Gift Aid?
I said yes to Gift Aid and now I’m worried I’m going to have to pay more.
Gift Aid is reclaimed at no cost to you.
For more information please visit http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm
I am a Pensioner do my Donations Qualify
Income from state pensions alone is unlikely to qualify as you would need to earn above the personal allowance threshod to pay income tax. If this is your only source of income, Please double check with your tax office before completing a declaration
AFTER MAKING A DONATION
Can you tell me if you’ve received my online donation?
If your donation has been successfully submitted you would have received a successful screen page stating: “The donation has been submitted”. This is followed by an email sent to the address provided confirming the status of the donation. If you've not recieved this please check your junk folder/spam filter.
We normally process donations within 24 hours Monday to Friday. Any donations received over the weekend are processed by midnight on Monday. If you find that your donation has not been processed we do hope you will resubmit your online donation as we do need your support. If you have any further queries please contact us.
Can you tell me if you’ve received my phone donation?
Your donation should be processed within 5-10 working days of your call. We transcribe the donation records as quickly as possible. Please could we ask that you check your bank statement after this period if you are unsure. If we are unable to process your donation we will be sending you a letter, or alternatively you can contact us.
Can you tell me if you’ve received my postal donation?
Your donation should be processed within 5-10 working days of receipt. If we are unable to process your donation we will be sending you a letter, or alternatively you can contact us.
I’ve received no acknowledgement of my donation, have you received it?
Please allow 5-10 working days after your donation to be processed before checking your bank statement. All online donation receive an automatic e-mail of thanks, and postal and telephone donors will be thanked as quickly as possible.
Nothing has been debited from my account yet. Did you get the donation?
All donations should be processed within 5-10 working days of receipt. If we are unable to process your donation we will be sending you a letter, or alternatively you can contact us
I pressed the wrong button and have donated the wrong amount online or via phone. Can you change it?
If you have entered the wrong amount when donating online or through the telephone, please wait until your donation has been debited from your bank or credit card statement and contact us providing your, name, full address including postcode, date of donation and confirmation of incorrect donation amount.
Please see our refunds policy.