Donate

We hope we have inspired you to help us help the school children of Sri Lanka. We are happy to receive one off lump sums, regular monthly donations, and funds tailored to specific projects.

Don’t be shy – just let us know what works for you. Let’s discuss.

How to donate:

We can accept donations through SRI bank accounts with HSBC in the UK, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka.

 

1) UK Payments

You can write a sterling cheque, make an internet transfer, or set up a direct debit and from today (April 17th, 2013) use
www.virginmoneygiving.com.

This link should take you directly to the relevant page (you may have to copy and paste):

www.virginmoneygiving.com

We want all donations to directly benefit Sri Lanka and this is why we have only just set up this page. Virgin Money do charge us around 2pct of any donation that is made through their system. Of course they do help with administration and collecting Gift Aid etc. yet for any large individual donation it still makes sense to send a cheque.

Please make any cheques out to Schools Relief Initiative and send them to our registered charity address:

Schools Relief Initiative, 5 Boat Race Court 61 – 69 Mortlake High Street, London SW14 8HL

For our bank account details please email:

Jackie@schoolsreliefinitiative.com

The UK’s Gift Aid scheme enables us to collect an extra 25p in every pound, helping your donation to go further. To benefit from this, you will need to fill out a form and send it back to us. Jackie can email this to you, or you can download it from the following HMRC link:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charities-and-casc-gift-aid-declaration-forms-for-multiple-donation

Further information on how Gift Aid works is explained in the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid

 

2) Hong Kong Payments

We can accept payments in Hong Kong and US dollars.

We are happy to provide proof of receipt of funds for the benefit of Hong Kong’s Inland Revenue Department.

For HSBC bank account holders, we are classified as a designated merchant. This means you can collect reward points when making donations to us via your credit card. If you use internet banking, you can also automatically select us as a bill payment merchant.

For further information please click on this link:

http://www.hsbc.com.hk/1/2/hk/personal/charity-donation

For all Hong Kong payment enquiries, please email:

Jackie@schoolsreliefinitiative.com

 

3) Sri Lanka

 

If you are a Sri Lankan resident, or you happen to have some Sri Lankan rupees left over from recent trips to the country, we would be happy to deposit these into our HSBC bank account in Colombo.

For bank account and other details, please email:

Jackie@schoolsreliefinitiative.com

Charity Registration Details:

 

UK: Charities Commission registered no: 1132746

HK: Charity number: 981710

Sri Lanka: NGO registration: FL 136504