Donate

Home / About us / Our Blog / UK Aid Match FAQs
26 Mar 21

UK Aid Match FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Start Strong appeal and UK Aid Match:

What is UK Aid Match?

UK Aid Match was set up by the UK government to give a boost to public support for charities working overseas. It does this by doubling public donations to appeals run by British international development charities, in recognition of both the public’s generosity and the wide range of causes they support. This means that for a three-month period, (from 26th March to 25th June) public donations to PHASE Worldwide’s Start Strong appeal will be matched by the UK government, up to £2 million.

When will my donation be doubled?

The UK government is doubling public donations made to the Start Strong appeal between 26th March and 25th June 2021.

Will my existing regular gift be doubled?

Existing gifts will not be doubled. However, if you are an existing regular giver, and you increase your regular gift (made by standing order or direct debit) in response to the Start Strong appeal, the amount your regular gift is increased by will be matched for up to three months. For example if you already give £20 per month and you increase your gift to £25 per month during the appeal, the difference will be matched: £5 x three months = £15. No more than three payments will be matched.

If I set up a new regular gift, how long will it be doubled for?

If you are a new regular giver, giving by standing order or direct debit, who signs up between 25th March and 25th June 2021, up to the first three months of your regular gift will be matched.

Will Gift Aid be doubled?

No, Gift Aid is not included in UK Aid Match. However, if eligible, PHASE Worldwide can still claim Gift Aid on your donation as well as receiving match funding from the UK Government. For example, on a £10 donation, Gift Aid would be worth £2.50, with £10 added in match funding = £22.50 total. A 125% increase!

I’m planning a sponsored event. Can the money I raise be doubled by UK Government?

Yes. After 25th June, there is a two-month ‘grace period’ to allow fundraisers to collect any outstanding donations and send them to us, as long as those donations were pledged to the Start Strong appeal between 26th March and 25th June. Setting up a virtual fundraising page on JustGiving is the ideal way to collect money from your sponsors or run an online fundraising event as an individual or with friends. It’s simple to set up your personal fundraising page and share with people you know.

If you have any other questions about the Start Strong appeal and UK Aid Match, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing info@phaseworldwide.org or telephoning 0117 916 6423.


Help us continue our work

Your donation will help change lives

If you would like to support the work of PHASE Worldwide and help us to continue empowering people living in isolated regions of Nepal the best way to do so is through regular giving. Even the smallest amount a month can make a huge difference. As a regular supporter you will receive a welcome pack, exclusive updates and will become part of the PHASE family. You can set up your regular gift easily and securely online.

Support us

More articles

View all
1 Jun 22

The Start Strong Project has officially launched!

The Start Strong Project is Underway!  The Start Strong Project, which has now launched as of April 1st, aims to improve maternal healthcare and reduce malnutrition for 1,000 vulnerable women and their children in Rugin and Bichhaya, Bajura district, Far West of Nepal. The Bajura district is one of the…

Read
10 May 21

International Day of Families 2021

In 1993, the United Nations decided that the 15th of May every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This…

Read
26 Mar 21

Start Strong: Nutrition

Limited community knowledge of maternal healthcare and good nutrition has contributed to high rates of malnutrition in the Far West of Nepal. Rates of global acute malnutrition (GAM) above 10% are considered as a high concern. The area in which the Start Strong Project is based, experiences rates of 19%. Networks…

Read