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Make a Donation

UK Tax Payer?

If you are a UK taxpayer then please print, complete, and send to our Treasurer a Gift Aid Declaration (also available as pdf) so that we can reclaim tax on your donation.

The Western Chan Fellowship is a UK registered charity number 1068637 and we welcome donations to support our activities.

Donations of time and skills are just as welcome as donations of money, and if you are able to offer some time or skills please contact our volunteer coordinator.

Typical uses for donations of money include:

  • assisting low or unwaged persons to attend retreats by providing concessions through our bursary fund
  • to meet the costs of publication and free distribution of Dharma literature
  • to purchase equipment used on retreats such as meditation cushions
  • to fund property and land developments.

If you wish then you may specify a particular usage or fund (property, bursary, equipment, or publications) when making your donation, or you may make your donation to the general reserves of the charity and the trustees will then allocate the donation according the needs of projects ongoing at the time.

1. Send a Donation Directly to our Treasurer

Payment in pounds sterling is preferred (though other currencies are also accepted) since if you send other currencies the bank charges for conversion will use up some of the value of your donation. Please contact our Treasurer.

2. Make a Credit Card Donation through CAFonline

Donate through CAFOnline

CAFonline are UK based and can accept donations by credit or debit card.

Follow the link and click the 'Donate' button.

3. Use your Charity Card 

Donate through CAFOnline

CAFonline can also accept Charity Card donations.

Follow the link and click the 'Donate' button.

4. Use Payroll Giving

UK employees whose employers participate in the payroll giving scheme may make use of this to make regular tax-efficient donations.

The Western Chan Fellowship reference number which your employer will require for Give as You Earn is 000435969.

Click the button above.

Even if you don't have a Paypal account you can donate via PayPal with no need to create a PayPal account.

You may use a bank account or a credit card in any currency, though your transaction will be processed in Sterling.

PayPal will take a fee of 2.9% + 20p for processing your donation. If you are donating from a country other than UK there will be an additional charge of 0.5%. If you donate in a currency other than Sterling there will be some currency charges taken by the bank when your donation is converted to sterling.

  • Your PayPal donation will be sent to the WCF PayPal account and notified to the Treasurer of the the WCF.

6. Make a Legacy, or make a Legacy Pledge

You may wish to mention the Western Chan Fellowship as one of the benficiaries of your Will. If you do so, it is helpful for our planning if you are willing to advise our Treasurer, in confidence, that you are doing so. Please consider completing a Legacy Pledge From and sending it to our Treasurer.