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Giving rescue cats and kittens a second chance is our dedicated aim but we can only achieve this if kind-hearted cat-lovers help us by giving too. Did you know?...
All of your donation goes towards helping local animals in this region, not to a headoffice elsewhere. There are several ways in which you can donate money:
You can donate safely online by clicking on the red button above. This will take you to the CharityGiving.co.uk site (The Dove Trust) that collects the money for us and then deposits it into our bank account. There is no charge to us for this so the cats receive 100% of your donation. You can select a one-off or regular donation - we hope you'll decide to support us regularly.
As a small independent charity any gifts in Wills (or legacies) we receive have a big impact on our work in Yorkshire. Our monthly running costs average nearly £10,000 – at least two-thirds being veterinary and medication costs - which we have to fundraise ourselves. So you can understand how especially grateful we are when a caring animal lover goes on supporting our work by leaving a legacy. Read more >>.
Payroll giving, or Give As You Earn, is a cost effective way for individuals paid through PAYE to give to charity. Donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give as a basic rate tax payer will only cost you 80p, ie a donation of £10 per month costs £8 (the taxman pays the rest). Higher rate tax payers see significant benefits as it will only cost 60p or 50p per £1.00. In fact, this method is the only way to pass on your 40% or 50% tax to charities. Only 28% can be recouped via other ways of giving.
Employers must have a scheme in place with an approved payroll giving agency. Donors simply fill in a joining form, choosing the amount and which charity. This gives the company the authority to make a deduction from your pay each month/week and tells the agency which charity the donation is to go to. Ask your payroll dept if they already run a scheme, or visit the HMRC site to find out more.
Cheques should be made payable to 'Caring For Cats Yorkshire & Humber' and posted to the following address. Please ensure your donation is accompanied by your name, address, and a contact telephone number, and optionally also the reason for the donation.
Cash can be donated by visiting our homing centre in Market Weighton or shop in Beverley, or at any of our events. Please do not send any cash by post.
With your credit/debit card please call our Homing Centre on 01430 872612, Tuesday – Sunday 11-5pm. Please don't forget that you can give us a verbal Gift Aid declaration when you donate over the phone, and can increase the value of your gift to us by up to 25p for every £1 you give. However, we are charged a 2% transaction fee by your bank for card donations this way.
You can now make donations of up to £10 by texting CATS23 and either £1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 to 70070 eg CATS23 £10 The text message is free and all of the donation will be passed to us.
You can support the charity by sponsoring a longterm foster cat or a cat pen at our Homing Centre. Minimum donations are suggested below. Click on the links below to find out more about this more targeted way of supporting our work.
Sponsor a foster cat = £5/month (£60 for a year)
Sponsor a cat pen = £225 per year
If you are a UK tax payer, please ask us about Gift Aid which enables us to reclaim your tax (at basic rate, on the amount of your donation) from the Inland Revenue.