Your donation and tax back

Your donation and tax back

Save more children's lives today, without donating an extra cent! Have you donated to Concern in the last four years? With just a quick signature, more funds could be heading to the world's poorest communities.

Tax back criteria

When a donor gives €250 or more in one year, their gift is worth at least an additional €112.33. If everyone was to send back their forms, we could unlock millions of much-needed income to help save lives in the communities where we work. But we cannot do anything unless donors sign and return their tax back forms.

In order for Concern to claim tax back on your donations, donors must meet certain criteria. You must have:

  • Donated €250 or more to Concern in one year (January–December) in the last four years (2017–2020)
  • Have paid tax (PAYE or self-assessed) for the relevant year(s)
  • Donated yourself directly, rather than sponsored a friend or taken part in a raffle or collection

Tax back scheme

Following the 2013 budget, changes were made to the tax relief scheme on charitable donations:

  • All taxpayers (PAYE & Self-assessed) are now eligible
  • One form will now cover you for five years (after which you can renew your tax form either by SMS, email or phone – so less paperwork and less hassle!)
  • One standard tax rate applies for everyone

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How your tax helps

By simply signing and returning your tax relief form, the extra funds you will help us claim could provide more life-saving essentials for vulnerable families all over the world. 

Mother Akiru Leakanoi in Sarima village.
Mother Akiru Leakanoi in Sarima village. Photo: Ed Ram/Concern Worldwide

Life in Turkana, Kenya has always been tough. However, last year, Akiru faced her toughest challenge yet.

Swarms of locusts arrived and devoured her crops, leaving her with nothing to feed her children. She had to watch them grow weak, knowing she had no source of income and no way to feed her family. It wasn’t long before her youngest child, Lopoori, became severely malnourished.

"It’s too painful. I don’t know what to do when I’ve nothing to give them. I just pray to God that none of them will die.”

Akiru Leakinoi

But thanks to amazing Concern supporters like you, we could reach Lopoori with emergency therapeutic food, and Akiru with vital cash transfers to buy the food her family urgently needed. Now, Akiru’s family don’t have to fight to survive each day – and she no longer has to live in fear of losing her children to hunger.

"I’m so thankful to Concern and to the donors. I want them to know that their money is not wasted. This is the only saviour that has come to our lives."

Akiru Leakinoi

To help more vulnerable children like Lopoori, we urgently need you to complete your tax form today.

Any questions?

Please see the link to our Frequently Asked Questions above or contact the Donor Care team at 01 417 7777 or email info@concern.net.

Our impact in 2020

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17.9 M

people reached through our emergency response

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9.2 M

people reached through our health interventions

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4.3 M

people reached through our livelihoods programmes

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