Why are there limits to the financial gifts sponsors can send?
We want to make sure that your gifts really do benefit families and communities in the long-term, which is why we put limits on the amount that can be sent.
Ultimately, we want to enable communities to support themselves, so we donâ€™t want to encourage a culture of dependency on gifts. Also, we donâ€™t want to overwhelm families or single them out for special treatment, which is why we have limits in place.
- Individual Gifts, including birthday gifts between Â£7 and Â£60 can be sent to your sponsored child. Sponsors can make two individual gifts per calendar year with a maximum amount of Â£120 in total.
- Family Gifts between Â£15 and an annual maximum of Â£600 can be sent for the family of your sponsored child
- Project Gifts between Â£60 and an annual maximum of Â£1,200 can be sent to the project your child attends
- Graduation Gifts between Â£7 and Â£1,200 can be sent during your sponsored childâ€™s final year in the Child Sponsorship Programme.
If youâ€™d like to make a large donation to support the work of Compassion, itâ€™s best to get in touch with us directly and we can suggest how your donation can make the greatest impact. We have a number of RESPOND Initiatives, which supplement the work of our sponsorship programme, and could be the ideal way to ensure your gift makes a real and lasting difference.