Help on Donating Online

Donation and Payment Options

Acknowledgements, Certificates and Gift Packs

Online Security

Gift Aid and Tax-deductible Donations

Privacy, Terms and Conditions

Other Questions

Donation and Payment Options

 
Which Projects Can I Support Online?

You can support any of our priority projects – or let the WLT decide where your donation is most urgently needed by donating to the WLT Action Fund.

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What are the 'WLT Action Fund' and 'Buy an Acre Fund'? How are they different?

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What is the difference between Acre Projects and Special Appeals?

In the Buy an Acre project areas  £100 saves, on average, one acre of land. A Certificate of Appreciation will record the area your donation has saved. In the Special Appeals project areas, due to varying circumstances regarding land sales, we are unable to state how much land your donation will save on your Certificate. However all donations to Special Appeals are also used only to purchase and protect land in WLT high priority areas.

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How can I make a donation of less than £25?

You can make a donation of any amount online, but if you would like to receive a Certificate of Appreciation, please donate £25 or more.

If you prefer to give by instalments, you can set up a regular monthly donation of £5 or more.

Thank you for any amount you can give.

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Can I donate in other currencies than £GBP?

Yes.

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How much is £25 in US Dollars/other currency?

For up-to-date exchange rates, use our currency converter.

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Acknowledgements, Certificates and Gift Packs

 
Will I get an acknowledgement of my donation?

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What does the Certificate signify?

The Certificate is an acknowledgement of your contribution. It doesn’t signify actual ownership of the area you have saved. Ownership is always with our project partner organisations.

See a sample Certificate here

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How long does it take to receive the Certificate?

We personalise both print and electronic Certificates and aim to send out our Certificates (and Gift Packs) within 5 working days. Please allow a reasonable time for delivery if you have requested hard copies. 

Learn more about our Certificate options here

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What is included in the WLT Gift Pack?

Learn more about our Gift Pack options here

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I’m making a gift donation but I’ve left it to the last minute! – How quickly can you send the Gift Pack?

Please call us on +44 (0)1986 874422 to discuss delivery options. We can also send you the Gift Certificate by email as an electronic PDF document that you can print yourself, or email to the recipient.The PDF option is available to select when making the donation online.

Please note that the electronic Certificate is created by hand, just like the printed Certificate, and not sent automatically. You will therefore still need to allow time for your donation to be processed by WLT's donor support team. (We aim to send out Certificates and Gift Packs within five working days, but are often able to do it within one working day on request.)

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Online Security

 
Is your online donation system secure?

Yes. The World Land Trust uses a secure server to process all donations from the Internet. This ensures that the sensitive information you give is encrypted so that it cannot be read by others.

Learn more about our security measures here

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What are Verified by VISA and MasterCard SecureCode? Is it safe to complete the details asked for?

Verified by VISA (VBV™) and MasterCard SecureCode (MCSC™) are systems for ensuring higher standard of security for online card transactions, created by VISA and MasterCard respectively.

When you make an online donation to the World Land Trust using a VISA card or MasterCard, you will be taken to the secure site of your card issuer and asked to verify your card details by confirming a password. When your card has been verified the donation will be processed as normal.

The password you enter will not be accessible to or stored by the World Land Trust - it is submitted directly to your card issuer over a secure link. If you are unable to verify your card for some reason, you may like to try again later, or contact your card issuer, or make your donation over the telephone.

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Gift Aid and Tax-deductible Donations

 
What is Gift Aid?

The Gift Aid scheme enables the WLT to reclaim the basic rate of tax on all donations made, at no extra cost to you, if you pay income or capital gains tax in the UK.

Learn more about Gift Aid

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Will my donation be eligible for Gift Aid?

If you pay UK income or capital gains tax, WLT can reclaim Gift Aid on all donations made from your taxable income, at no extra cost to you. Donations from companies, schools or fundraising collections are not eligible for Gift Aid, unless we have a Gift Aid declaration from each contributor.

Learn more about Gift Aid here

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How much Gift Aid can WLT claim on my donations?

If you are a UK taxpayer WLT can claim back 25p in Gift Aid for every £1 you donate. WLT can only claim back tax at the basic rate. If you are a higher rate taxpayer and wish to maximise your donation, you may like to consider setting up a Payroll Giving donation, which is taken from your wage or company pension before tax. Alternatively, higher rate taxpayers are able to reclaim the extra tax themselves when completing a tax return. Please contact our Donations Team if you require a statement of your donations to assist with this.

Learn more about Payroll Giving

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I’m a US citizen. Can I make a tax-deductible donation?

Supporters in the United States can make tax-deductible donations to the WLT through WLT–US (www.worldlandtrust-us.org).

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Privacy, Terms and Conditions

 
How will you use my personal details?

The information we collect is never sold, traded or rented to other organisations or disclosed to persons outside the Trust other than to those who carry out work on our behalf, such as processing online donations.

We will not bombard you with appeals for donations! If you would like to receive regular updates you can subscribe to our eBulletins or request to receive our twice-yearly WLT News (a printed newsletter). You can sign up to receive these when you donate or visit the WLT website.

Learn more about our privacy policy here

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What are your Terms and Conditions for donations and orders?

Our Terms and Conditions in summary

Delivery: Ordered products, Certificates of Appreciation and Gift Packs, where applicable, will be sent out within five working days - please allow adequate extra time for delivery if you have requested these as hard copies.

Cancellations and refunds: As a charity World Land Trust cannot cancel or refund any donation other than payments taken in error. Orders can be cancelled - see full Terms and Conditions.

Data Protection: Any information you have given us will be used only to provide the service you have requested and will not be disclosed to organisations or people outside the WLT and/or the WLT-US.

See our full Terms and Conditions here

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Other Questions

 
I have another question about donating online

Help is just a phone call away on +44 (0)1986 874 422 - the WLT office is staffed 9.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 British time, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, leave a message on our answer phone and we will call you back as soon as we can. If your query is less urgent you can email us at info@worldlandtrust.org.

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