FAQs

Why is Penny Appeal providing aid to Women specifically?

The empowerment of women and the attainment of gender equality has been a crucial focus of the international development community for many years. The diverse and far-reaching implications on many other aspects of the wider development sphere sees it stand as a universal imperative to ending poverty worldwide.


In their current effort to focus the attention of the international community, the United Nations has enshrined “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” as Sustainable Development Goal Number 5.

 What aid is Women's Welfare providing?

Our Women's Welfare programme supports women and girls in gaining access to a better future through education, counselling, employment skill workshops and more.


Further details on the work we're doing can be found on the tabs labelled Our Work So Far.

Which countries do you work in?

We are working across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and here in the UK to help women who are suffering from violence, discrimination, or inequality build a better life.

Can I make a regular payment?

Yes, you can set up a monthly Direct Debit. This is the most efficient way to support Penny Appeal as it reduces the cost of administration. Regular monthly commitments allow us to plan ahead and ensure we have a reliable source of income to provide aid.

I can no longer afford the monthly payment. What can I do?

Please get in touch with us before cancelling your monthly payment as we could reduce the amount so that you can still help us provide life-saving aid. It also helps if you tell us first so that we can update our records.

Is my payment secure?

We only use secure systems with banking standard safety features to make sure that your payment and financial data cannot be compromised. All online payments are securely processed via KeyIVR Ltd, PayPal or SmartDebit and no financial data is retained on our servers.

Why should I Gift Aid my donation?

It really helps us if you can Gift Aid your sponsorship or donation – it increases the value of your donation by 25%. If you are a UK taxpayer, selecting to 'Gift Aid' your donation (either by checking the box online or ticking the box on a paper donation form) will make it worth more to us at no extra cost to you.

In order for Penny Appeal to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) equal to the tax that will be claimed by all the charities that you donate to (currently 25p for every £1 you give) in the same tax year. 

The tax reclaimed will be used to help fund the administration costs of the charity so that more of your actual donation can go directly to those in need. 

Gift Aid can be added to your donation if you are donating your own money. We regret that Gift Aid cannot be reclaimed if you are paying donations that you collected from others, even if everyone was a UK taxpayer. Neither can it be reclaimed on donations made by companies. Other taxes such as VAT and council tax do not qualify. Gift Aid cannot be claimed on payments for any ticketed events.

Please notify us if you are no longer eligible, wish to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address or if you no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains. 

By ticking the box you agree that you are eligible to claim Gift Aid as explained above and that we can treat this donation, any donations made in the last 4 years, and future donations as Gift Aid, and that you understand that if you pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference.