SUPPORTING AND MAKING DONATIONS TO AFRICAT
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.
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 which allows you to make a general donations and provides links to particular fundraising projects or campaigns we have running such as the Adopt a Brick.
AfriCat UK Appeals via Virgin Money Giving
AfriCat UK has the following specific appeals running to raise funds for different projects and to support the work of the AfriCat Foundation. All donations are very gratefully received and the monies go direct to the project all AfriCat UK staff are volunteers.
This is a community school AfriCat is helping to build. AfriCat UK is very grateful to all those who have given generously and ensured that we were able to start on building the school and we remain especially grateful to the very generous single donation from the Netherlands of 25 000 EURO all of which helped us ensure that we met the initial target of N$ 1 Million towards what was phase 1 of the Project. With need to revise the plans and the inclusion of phase 2 into the new development the AfriCat Foundation needs an additional N$ 1 Million to complete the project. The wonderfully named construction firm Cowboys have given AfriCat time to raise the funds. Please help support this project by donating through Virgin Money Giving.
Mobile Vet Clinic
This project is to secure a vehicle that is robust for the terrain and fitted out for the vet to use in the field. It will provide limited sleeping accommodation for nights away and carry the drugs and equipment needed to dart wild animals, support farmers with injured livestock and perform ‘routine’ procedures like neutering domestic dogs.
Donations with additional information can be made here
AfriCat Lion Guards
These keepers of the wilderness play a key role in securing the lions long term future sharing their homes with those of the local community farmers. Without their hard work dedication and effort many more lions would be trapped, poisoned or killed.
Donations really help AfriCat and the community work together for the benefit of all.
Protect our Pride
The lions of Namibia need our help to live their lives as nature intended in areas where there is potential conflict with humans. Working with local communities AfriCat is able to support the farmers and provide support that helps to ensure that man and lion can co-exist.
Donations can be made here.
The AfriCat Foundation Namibia is always delighted to receive any donation great or small as everything helps the work continue and grow. If you want to specify what you would like the funds to go towards you can do otherwise they will be used to support the work as needed at the time of their receipt.
4. DONATE VIA TUSK TRUST
Tusk Trust fund a number of projects in Africa.
TUSK has supported AfriCat for many years and provided key funding for veterinary costs and capital projects. Both the purchase of a plane for transport and tracking of animals and the materials and construction of the fence for the 4,500ha Cheetah Rehabilitation enclosure was co-funded by TUSK. Currently Tusk is providing funding for the Environmental Education Officer. This project critical to the work of the Foundation is about working with the youth as the ‘future farmers and decision makers’ of Namibia. Tusk Trust offer us expertise in a broad range of fundraising activities and participation in the many events they run during the year.
Tusk Trust have an additional role in supporting AfriCat with the processing/admin of donations made to AfriCat though their administrative offices in Wiltshire. Donation forms are handled by Tusk and we can use them for example with the AfriCat logo, when setting up specific Virgin Money Giving pages for projects.
Money specified for AfriCat goes direct to the AfriCat account. Cheques should be made payable to AfriCat and sent to Tusk Trust, 4 Cheapside House, High Street, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4AA. If you wish the funds to go to a specific project let us know and they can be allocated accordingly.
5. Just Text Giving
it is now possible to donate via this method just Text ACAT07 to 70070 JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
6. Leaving a legacy or Bequest Thinking about your will? Building in a charity donation may have some tax advantages, discuss with family legal experts. A bequest can be as a tribute for a life well-lived; AfriCat can be supported via Memory Giving http://www.memorygiving.com or simply celebrate a special occasion. Your gift will be meaningful and long-lasting - helping future generations of Namibian children and their natural environment.
7. Sponsor a carnivore
Check out the AfriCat Foundation website: Sponsor a carnivore for details and information - you will get a picture and a certificate - makes a good present.
8. Donate as you buy on-line
AfriCat UK is signed up as a ‘member’ of two organizations which enable you to donate to AfriCat when you shop on line and at no additional cost to you!
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.
9. By offering help/support with activities and events
The UK team is always keen to hear from those wishing to become more involved. It may be you want to plan an event, raise money through sponsorship, run a marathon, organizing a coffee morning, or use an occasion to raise funds. Talk to the UK office so we can support you.
10. By regularly looking at the social media and website
You will see news and events that have been planned and by coming along and sharing the details with your friends/family you will be helping AfriCat. Sign up for the UK Newsletter by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Book the AfriCat team to come with you to an event
While we cannot promise to be able to come to everything, if you are aware of something that you think it would be good to attend, let us know and we can talk through the options.
12. Check the current list of funding requests
On the AfriCat Foundation website you will find a list of current projects and specific funding needs: AfriCat Wishlist
Finally just go and see for yourself and consider booking a trip to Namibia and stay on Okonjima to see aspects of the work of the Foundation for yourself, by doing so you will be supporting AfriCat.