SUPPORTING AND MAKING DONATIONS TO THE AFRICAT FOUNDATION AND THE NAMIBIAN LION TRUST
There are a number of ways you can support and donate to the work of AfriCat.
1. MAKE A DONATION TO OUR UK BANK ACCOUNT:
Account name: AfriCat UK
Account number: 00767476
Bank: Barclays Bank PLC,
Address: 27 Soho Square, London W1D 3QR, UK.
Sort code: 20-52-69
2. DONATE ON LINE WITH PAYPAL
Truly great projects need great sponsorship!
Realising the importance of AfriCat's projects, sponsorship is what keeps this Foundation alive, and support on an 'ongoing basis' – is what is considered by many to be the most effective way of helping a foundation achieve good work.
To make a donation to AfriCat UK please click on the donate button to be taken to our online PayPal donation form. OR if you are a UK taxpayer and able to make use of gift aid on your donation please use this link to PAYPAL GIVING.
3. DONATE ON LINE VIA VIRGIN MONEY GIVING
Virgin Money Giving is a 100% not-for-profit charity fundraising website.
It's the official fundraising site of the Virgin London Marathon – the biggest annual fundraising event on the planet.
It's designed purely to help people raise more money online, without taking a penny in profit. This means more money goes where it's needed – directly to charity. It has low charges and free support and advice. All backed up by Virgin technological know-how and customer service.
To make a donation via Virgin Money Giving you can use the following links:
Virgin money giving AfriCat home page Donations given via this link will go to both the AfriCat Foundation and to the Namibian Lion Trust, formally AfriCat North. With no tourists in Namibia and no government help for businesses both charities need all the help they can get to stay afloat. There is a core team at Okonjima keeping things going, like feeding the ambassador cats, maintaining security and in running the research programme. In addition to making a general donation you can specify where your money goes by using the links to the different projects. By donating through virgin money giving we can give a boost to your generous donation through gift-aid which virgin money collect on AfriCat’s behalf. This is a very valuable addition! The AfriCat UK team are all volunteers.
The AfriCat Foundation Appeals at Okonjima Nature Reserve via Virgin Money Giving
The AfriCat Foundation
Donations to the AfriCat Foundation will be used for any of their projects, the research work the Carnivore Centre or Environmental Education.
Pangolins are currently in big trouble. They are being caught in their thousands and sold mainly for their scales which are thought to have medicinal properties in traditional eastern medicine and as a delicacy.
The AfriCat Pangolin Research Project is the first of its kind within Namibia to focus on the ecology of the ground pangolin.
Funds raised will be used to buy camera traps, tracking devices and with the current worldwide pandemic help to keep the project ticking over. Your donations will be much appreciated by the team in Namibia – thank you.
The Namibian Lion Trust Appeals via Virgin Money Giving
The Namibian Lion Trust
Donations made to The Namibian Lion Trust will be used for any of their projects: the school, the boma building, supporting the farmers, Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation and the lions: collaring, early warning system, research and their monitoring.
AfriCat UK is very grateful to all those who have given generously to help us build the Onguta school to support the community and ‘give back’ something for their efforts in adapting to live alongside lions. The team in Namibia are especially grateful to the very generous single donation from the Netherlands of 25 000 EURO. After some technical hitches with the original design the wonderfully named construction firm called Cowboys came to the rescue. However with the planned phase 2 of the development completed with phase 1 additional funds are still needed.
Please help support this project by donating through Virgin Money Giving Onguta School Appeal
More information on the project
4. Leaving a legacy or Bequest
Thinking about your will? Building in a charity donation may have some tax advantages. It’s useful to discuss with family and check out options with legal experts. A bequest can be as a tribute for a life well-lived; AfriCat UK can be a chosen charity via Memory Giving http://www.memorygiving.com or simply celebrate a special occasion. Your gift will be meaningful and long-lasting. Note advice given to AfriCat UK has been that while it is quite possible to be very specific on a project to support this can create issues if the name has changed or that project is no longer running. Consider more generic terms like ‘research’ ‘education’ ‘community support’ or a specific animal.
5. Donate as you buy on-line
1. AfriCat UK is signed up as a ‘member’ of two organizations which enable you to donate funds to the AfriCat UK bank account when you shop on line and at no additional cost to you! These funds are then split 50/50 between the Namibian Lion Trust and The AfriCat Foundation.
Check out Smile Amazon UK so that any time you buy from Amazon AfriCat gets a little bonus donation.
Register with Easyfundraising who have literally hundreds of different well known websites linked to them so again by going through the easyfundraising platform when shopping online (food, entertainment, travel, household and much more) a donation goes to AfriCat.
You do not pay more and gain a little feel good factor.
2. The AfriCat Uk online shop - Need a new T-shirt or would like to buy a present? check out the AfriCat Uk online shop where a percentage of your purchase goes to support the lion projects. Want a particular design? Let AfriCat UK know and we will see if we can help!