FAQs

Donations

How are donations to Discover Islam spent?

At Discover Islam UK, we work hard to ensure that every penny is spent in the most effective way possible because we are accountable to our donors, to people in need all around the world, and most importantly, we are accountable to Allah (swt). You can ask for our financial reports for details, but here is the break down:

  • 85% goes directly to projects & services.
  • 11% is invested in fundraising.
  • 4% is spent on administrative work.

Can I donate items like clothing, household items etc?

Clothes and other household items are among the many items we sell in our charity shop to raise funds, however if they are in good condition. It is much easier to buy the items we need in order to run the our distinctive projects & services with the money our supporters donate. It reduces the cost to Discover Islam.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations. If you claim age-related allowances or tax credits, Gift Aid donations can sometimes increase your entitlement.

How Gift Aid Works?

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities or CASCs take your donation – which is money you’ve already paid tax on – and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.

Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity. For donations between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011 the charity or CASC will also get a separate government supplement of three pence on every pound you give. Find out more on the HMRC website.

Fundraising

How are donations to Discover Islam spent?

At Discover Islam UK, we work hard to ensure that every penny is spent in the most effective way possible because we are accountable to our donors, to people in need all around the world, and most importantly, we are accountable to Allah (swt). You can ask for our financial reports for details, but here is the break down:

  • 85% goes directly to projects & services.
  • 11% is invested in fundraising.
  • 4% is spent on administrative work.

Can I donate items like clothing, household items etc?

Clothes and other household items are among the many items we sell in our charity shop to raise funds, however if they are in good condition. It is much easier to buy the items we need in order to run the our distinctive projects & services with the money our supporters donate. It reduces the cost to Discover Islam.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations. If you claim age-related allowances or tax credits, Gift Aid donations can sometimes increase your entitlement.

How Gift Aid Works?

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities or CASCs take your donation – which is money you’ve already paid tax on – and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.

Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity. For donations between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011 the charity or CASC will also get a separate government supplement of three pence on every pound you give. Find out more on the HMRC website.

DI Projects

How are donations to Discover Islam spent?

At Discover Islam UK, we work hard to ensure that every penny is spent in the most effective way possible because we are accountable to our donors, to people in need all around the world, and most importantly, we are accountable to Allah (swt). You can ask for our financial reports for details, but here is the break down:

  • 85% goes directly to projects & services.
  • 11% is invested in fundraising.
  • 4% is spent on administrative work.

Can I donate items like clothing, household items etc?

Clothes and other household items are among the many items we sell in our charity shop to raise funds, however if they are in good condition. It is much easier to buy the items we need in order to run the our distinctive projects & services with the money our supporters donate. It reduces the cost to Discover Islam.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations. If you claim age-related allowances or tax credits, Gift Aid donations can sometimes increase your entitlement.

How Gift Aid Works?

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities or CASCs take your donation – which is money you’ve already paid tax on – and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.

Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity. For donations between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011 the charity or CASC will also get a separate government supplement of three pence on every pound you give. Find out more on the HMRC website.