Why are there limits to the financial gifts sponsors can send?

Why are there limits to the financial gifts sponsors can send?

We want to ensure that your gifts benefit families and communities long-term. Ultimately, we want to enable communities to support themselves; we don’t want to encourage a culture of dependency on gifts. Also, we don’t want to overwhelm families or single them out for special treatment, which is why we limit the amount that can be sent.

  • Individual Gifts, including birthday gifts between £8 and £80, can be sent to the child you sponsor. Sponsors can make two individual gifts per calendar year with a maximum amount of £160 in total.
  • Family Gifts between £18 and an annual maximum of £800, can be sent to the family of the child you sponsor.
  • Project Gifts between £35 and an annual maximum of £3,000, can be sent to the project the child you sponsor attends.
  • Graduation Gifts between £8 and £2,250 can be sent during the child you sponsor’s final year in the Child Sponsorship Programme.

If you’d like to make a large donation to support the work of Compassion, it’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 interventions, which supplement the work of our sponsorship programme, and could be the ideal way to ensure your gift makes a real and lasting difference.

If you have further questions, please get in touch with our friendly team at 01932 836490 or by email at info@compassionuk.org.

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Compassion UK Christian Child Development, registered charity in England and Wales (1077216) and Scotland (SC045059). A company limited by guarantee, Registered in England and Wales company number 03719092. Registered address: Compassion House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT.