Donate directly to a UK-registered charity
Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to a charity—at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, the charity can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to the charity. When you donate directly to a UK-registered charity, that charity can secure the full benefit of Gift Aid.
Against Malaria Foundation
100% of donations buy long-lasting insecticidal nets that protect people from malaria. A US$2 net protects two people.
Donate from UK
The Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation has restored sight to 2M+ people and aims to end avoidable blindness through low-cost eye surgery, doctor training, and community education. The Fred Hollows Foundation is a registered charity in the UK and can accept cheque, direct debit, grants, institutional funding or large one-off donations. Please contact The Fred Hollows Foundation for more information.
GiveDirectly provides cash—no strings attached—to some of the poorest families in the world.
Donate from UK
Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention program protects young children in Africa’s Sahel region from contracting and possibly dying from malaria
Donate from UK
Oxfam works to sustainably improve lives through advocacy, disaster relief, education, health, sanitation and women’s rights.
Donate from UK
Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)
SCI facilitates school-based distributions of deworming tablets, protecting children from debilitating diseases and improving school attendance for less than US$0.50 per child.
Donate from UK
Donate via The Life You Can Save’s Prism Funds
We have partnered with UK charity Prism The Gift Fund to enable you to boost your donation through Gift Aid when choosing to donate to The Life You Can Save’s Charities Fund, to some of our recommended nonprofits individually, and to The Life You Can Save’s Operations Fund. With all the options below, you can claim Gift Aid and 100% of your donation will be used to support our recommended charities.
The Life You Can Save’s All Charities Appeal Fund
Donate to all The Life You Can Save’s Recommended Charities. Funds raised through the appeal are currently evenly distributed between The Life You Can Save’s recommended charities. To ensure funds are used effectively, The Life You Can Save retains the right to vary the proportional split of funds between our recommended charities in the future.
Donate to our All Charities Fund from the UK
Established by Safeena Husain in 2007, Educate Girls is a nonprofit that focuses on mobilizing communities for girls’ education in India’s rural and educationally disadvantaged areas.
Donate to Educate Girls from the UK
Evidence Action operates three main initiatives. Dispensers for Safe Water installs and maintains chlorine dispensers in rural Africa. The Deworm the World Initiative partners with governments in India, Nigeria, and Pakistan school-based deworming programs.
Donate to Evidence Action from the UK
Fistula Foundation is the global leader in treating obstetric fistula, a devastating childbirth injury that leaves women incontinent, humiliated, and often shunned by their communities.
Donate to Fistula Foundation from the UK
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Innovations for Poverty Action is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems.
Donate to IPA from the UK
Living Goods supports and trains local community health workers in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Uganda, the majority of whom are women, to deliver lifesaving medicines, health education, diagnoses, and health products to millions of people who need them.
Donate to Living Goods from the UK
New Incentives educates caregivers about the importance of vaccinating children and disburses cash incentives that are conditional on infants receiving four life-saving vaccines, which are provided through government clinics free of charge.
Donate to New Incentives from the UK
Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness.
Donate to Seva from the UK
Village Enterprise identifies the extreme poor in Kenya and Uganda and delivers a four part program to build small businesses: entrepreneurship training, a cash grant, business mentoring, and a savings group. There is strong evidence that this leads to a significant and sustained increase in income.
Donate to Village Enterprise from the UK
The Life You Can Save’s Operation Fund
The Life You Can Save relies on voluntary contributions to spread Peter Singer’s ideas on giving effectively and thus reduce poverty and unnecessary suffering.
Donate to TLYCS’s Operations Fund from the UK
Donate via the EA Funds
EffectiveAltruism.org is part of the effective altruism community, a global movement of people using reason and evidence to do the most good they can. EffectiveAltruism.org is administered by the Centre for Effective Altruism, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the US, and a registered charity in England and Wales. You can claim Gift Aid when donating via EA Funds.
Through EA Funds, you can—after setting up a profile—donate to four of The Life You Can Save’s recommended charities:
Development Media International
Iodine Global Network
Project Healthy Children
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift—at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, registered charities can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to the charity.
Corporate Partnerships and Giving
Limited companies can pay less corporation tax when they donate to a UK charity. A number of UK companies have already used The Life You Can Save UK to donate to our (non-UK) recommended charities to take advantage of this deduction. For more information about partnerships and corporate giving in the UK, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Prism The Gift Fund
The Life You Can Save has partnered with Prism The Gift Fund to create The Life You Can Save UK (a collective fund of Prism). Prism is a UK registered charity (1099682) whose aim is to increase the flow of funds into the charitable sector from UK donors through effective administration. Prism as a registered charity is able to claim Gift Aid (25%) on our behalf and charge a small fee for their services, all of which goes into the running of their charity.
This arrangement provides The Life You Can Save with a more cost-effective model than setting up our own UK charity at this point in time. If you have any questions about The Life You Can Save UK or Prism, please contact us at email@example.com