Who We are
and What We Do

Rainforest Trust UK is a British charity registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales (Charity No: 1169111). We work in partnership with Rainforest Trust in the USA, and together we have a shared mission – to protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife worldwide by partnering with local and community organisations in and around vulnerable areas. Through these highly effective partnerships, we can ensure sustainable results necessary for the long term protection of tropical ecosystems and the wildlife they hold.

Rainforest Trust UK enables people in the United Kingdom to donate to Rainforest Trust projects around the world, while still taking advantage of UK tax benefits such as Gift Aid, higher rate tax relief and corporation tax relief (see below).

A BRIEF HISTORY

Rainforest Trust UK has its roots in Stourbridge, a historic old town in the West Midlands, where the original version of the UK charity – called The Rainforest Trust – started raising money for rainforest protection as far back as 1990. It was run by local residents Colin and June Hill, and for many years they raised funds within their local community for rainforest protection projects overseas. The charity was dissolved in 2016 to allow the formation of Rainforest Trust UK, for which Colin acts as Trustee and Treasurer.

OUR TEAM

Rainforest Trust UK is run by a small team of committed conservationists with many years of experience working with environmental charities. You can find out more about our dedicated UK team by clicking here.

GIFT AID AND OTHER TAX BENEFITS

If you pay income tax in the UK, all your donations to Rainforest Trust UK are eligible for Gift Aid. This means that for every pound you donate, Rainforest Trust UK can claim an extra 25p from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). To ensure that we can claim Gift Aid on your donation, you must make a Gift Aid Declaration. You can do this by simply ticking the Gift Aid box on the UK donation page. Alternatively, you can download this Gift Aid form and send it to the address at the bottom.

Higher rate tax payers in the UK can also claim additional tax relief on their donations when they submit their self-assessment tax returns. You can find out more about Gift Aid and how to claim higher rate tax relief on the HMRC website, or by speaking to your financial adviser.

Limited companies registered in the UK can also reduce the amount of Corporation Tax they pay by deducting the value of charitable donations from the total business profits.

HOW TO DONATE TO RAINFOREST TRUST UK

ONLINE: It’s easy to donate to Rainforest Trust UK online. Simply visit the Rainforest Trust donation page and click on the British flag. This takes you to the dedicated UK donation page, which means your donation will come directly to us. Then fill in the rest of the form and click Submit. Don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box if you pay income tax in the UK.

CHEQUE: To donate by cheque, send your donation to Rainforest Trust UK, 103, Hathaway Mews, Elmwood Road, Stourbridge, DY8 5JT. Please make cheques payable to ‘Rainforest Trust UK’. If you pay income tax in the UK, please also fill in a Gift Aid form and send it with your donation.

BANK TRANSFERS: We are also very happy to accept BACS bank transfers. Our sort code is 08-92-99 and our account number is 65813449. If you are making a bank transfer, please let us know by emailing us at uk@rainforesttrust.org. Again, if you pay income tax in the UK, please fill in a Gift Aid form and email or post it to us at the same time.

PAYPAL: You can also donate to Rainforest Trust UK by visiting our PayPal Giving Fund page. Don’t forget to add Gift Aid to your donation by clicking on the Gift Aid button on your email receipt.

EBAY: Why not sell items on eBay and donate a percentage of the money you receive to Rainforest Trust UK? Find out more by clicking here.

SPONSORED EVENTS: If you’re planning to take part in a sponsored event to raise money for Rainforest Trust UK, we are registered with online fundraising platforms TotalGiving, MyDonate and JustGiving.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE: If you would like to discuss other ways of donating, such as including Rainforest Trust UK in your will, please contact us at uk@rainforesttrust.org.

All Project Donations Doubled

Rainforest Trust UK is proud to be part of the Rainforest Trust SAVES challenge, which aims to protect 50 million acres of threatened habitat by 2020. Through this challenge, all donations to specific projects and the Conservation Fund will be doubled by a generous friend of Rainforest Trust. This means each donation you make to Rainforest Trust UK will save twice as much rainforest!

100% of Your Donation Supports
Conservation Work

We know that you want the money you give to have the biggest impact it possibly can. At Rainforest Trust UK, you can be sure that 100% of your donation will go directly towards the conservation projects themselves. We are able to achieve this because all our fundraising and administration costs are covered by donations from our board of Trustees and other key supporters. To find out more about our current projects, please visit our Projects page.

CONTACT DETAILS AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries, comments or suggestions. We would be very happy to help.

emailuk@rainforesttrust.org
phone – 07854 864247
post – Rainforest Trust UK, 103, Hathaway Mews, Elmwood Road, Stourbridge, DY8 5JT

Please follow Rainforest Trust UK on Facebook and Twitter.

RAINFOREST TRUST UK TEAM

Chris Redston

Executive Director and Chair

Adela Pickles

Communications Director and Trustee

Colin Hill

Treasurer and Trustee