Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites
Headers: Child Sponsorship, Lottoaid, Legacies, Give As You Earn, Give As You Spend, Fundraise
ActionAid is one of the UK’s largest international development charities, helping poor people in over 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. You can help in a number of ways including child sponsorship, leaving a legasy, fundraising or just giving some money! Or why not try Lottoaid. Commit to £1 per week and 75p of that goes into the fund. Every thursday, five winners are selected at random.
Headers: Who we are, What we do, News and Events, Support us, Resources, Shop, Work with us, Donate today!
The UK's leading children's charity, Barnardo's offers over 350 services in the UK with the aim of helping underprivileged children reach their full potential. Areas tackled include sexual exploitation and homelessness. Donate online, by post, telephone or set up a standing order. Alternatively you might like to volunteer or use their online store.
Barnardo's also has a credit card which means you can help without actually sending them any money! There is a 0% p.a. on all purchases and balance transfers fixed for the first six months (excluding other Co-op Bank cards), no annual fee and discounts on thousands of full brochure priced holidays through The Co-operative Bank Travelclub. Variable rate of 17.9% p.a. 15.7% APR
Big Issue Lists
Headers: How to Do Lists
Brought to you by the creators of the Big Issue, Big Issue Lists provides "how-to-do" tick lists as downloadable PDFs. The lists deal with a variety of everyday issues such as looking after pets, to getting a passport to choosing day care for older people to preparing; your tax return. At the moment there are 113 topics covered. The lists cost £1 - £2 each and half the revenue generated goes to The Big Issue.
British Red Cross
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest independent humanitarian network in the world, with more than 100 million members across the globe. One of the most active members of this movement, the British Red Cross is a leading UK charity with 46,000 volunteers working in almost every community. Your support of fundraising efforts is vital. Send a Red Cross Parcel by clicking on products.
Headers: Children's Charity
Launched in June 2005, by Molly Bedingfield, the aim of Global Angels is to help lift children from poverty worldwide by supporting projects specifically designed to help children. The charity promises that ‘for every pound that Global Angels gets directly from the public through the website or through other events, £1 will go directly to support projects working with children’. Registered Charity No. 1102926
Oxfam works in over 70 countries worldwide, helping to alieviate poverty through development, relief and campaigning. Work include hands on projects such building wells, educational access and crop growing in addition to lobbying on issues such as fair trade, health, democracy and gender equality. You can help by giving a donation or by becoming involved in campaiging yourself. Full details on site.
Plan International is a child centred community development agency working in some of the poorest countries in the world. Originally called "Foster Parents Plan for Children in Spain", Plan was founded in 1937 by British John Langdon Davies, a war correspondent in the Spanish Civil War. Plan now has branches in 16 countries, with Plan UK operating from Underhill Street, London NW1. You can help Plan by sponsoring a child. This is not an anonymous donation - you will have a unique link with an individual child.
Headers: Charity Lottery
The Rehab Group is Ireland's largest charity
Lots providing training, employment, health and social care services to people with disabilities and those who are socially marginalised.
There are several games to choose from including:
Scratch and Win games
Instant Draw games
Video lottery games
Headers: Advice, Birds & Wildlife, Reserves, Shop
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a wildlife conservation charity founded in 1889. Part of its aim is to protect and restore important wildlife areas across the UK. At present there are over 150 RSPB reserves in the UK covering more than 240,000 acres. Each reserve is described with details of opening times and charges. The site contains an A-Z of UK birds with images, descriptions and habits. If you are new to birdwatching, there is also a section on watching birds, which contains useful tips and advice.
Membership of the society is £34 per year for one adult or £44 per year for 2 adults. Family membership is £50.
Youngsters under 16 might also be interested in the RSPB's free Wildlife Fun Book - plus there are lots of other, free, online, activities such as games, competitions and educational articles.
Headers: Advice & Support, How You Can Help, Policy & Practice.
Shelter scarcely needs any introdution. However, the charity not only helps the homeless, but also campaigns to help families escape bad housing. Visit the website to find out more about their work and to donate you money or your help.
Sight Savers International
Sight Savers is an international charity that works to prevent needless blindness and to rehabilitate the blind in the developing world.
What Ever It Takes
Headers: Charity Artwork
The webstie is operated by 21st Century Leaders which is a charity artwork project. Celebrity artwork is used to create wristbands, showing a symbol, a message and a self portrait. All products are manufactured under fair working conditions and are sold to raise funds for charitable causes - 100% of net profits are donated to charity. The charities are chosen by the celebrity contributors.
• Free UK Delivery
• International Delivery Available
World Vision UK - Sponsor a Child
Headers: Child Sponsorship
World Vision, a leading UK relief and development agency, is asking you to help alleviate poverty in the developing world by sponsoring a child. You can sponsor directly online or request an information pack. Projects include things such as the provision of safe drinking water, basic healthcare, food and education. You can also help by buying a gift from www.greatgifts.org which is the alternative gift site from World Vision.
Headers: About WWF, What Can I Do?, Wildlife, News
WWF (The World Wide Fund for Nature) is an international conservation organisation seeking to help endangered species worldwide. Its aims are to: conserve the world's biological diversity, ensure sustainable renewable energy resources and promote the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. Some of their projects are here in the UK; for example, restoring river and wetland habitats across the UK. They are best known for the work they do protecting endangered species and they have fact sheets containing information about endangered species. You can join the WWF for £2 per month, or more if you wish. Alternatively, you might like to adopt an endangered animal, for just £2 per month. You can choose between Zhu Xiong, a giant panda, Kiruba the elephant, Kinyanjui the rhino, Makalha the tiger, Etin the young orang or the Ileach dolphins. By adopting with WWF you can help WWF to protect the future of these species plus tackle some of the biggest conservation challenges facing our world today.