How to give

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There are a number of ways you can donate to Action Village India (AVI):

Supporting us through regular giving.

By setting up a regular gift today you can help make a difference to the lives of people living in rural India, in empowering and securing their livelihoods and rights. AVI believes the solutions for change should come from them and this is achieved through our support of six grassroot organisations working directly with these communities. They implement a range of development solutions within the areas of health, girls education, economic empowerment of women, disability rights, campaigning for land and water rights, farmers education and women and children's health.

Why give regularly?

A regular gift allows us to plan for the future because we know, day in, day out that we will have a steady income stream that our partners in India can rely on.

You can make regular or a single donation to AVI
One off amounts of money will achieve the following:

£5 covers the cost of the books that a girl needs for one year of schooling (NBJK)
£25 pays for the feels to buy books and uniforms so that one girl can go to school for one year (NBJK)
£7 pays for the medicines needed to run a local health clinic and camps for one week (Crusade)
£35 will provide seeds to enable 10 families to switch to organic farming (KGSN)
£50 will provide a loan for a woman to start a small business, such as selling vegetable (Assefa and Crusade)
£120 will provide nutrition packs for 40 young children for a year (Assefa)

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Text Giving

Just text ACVI11 to 70070 and the amount of £10 will be deducted and sent to Action Village India and we will receive 100% of your donation. Thank you

Corporate donations

AVI receives a number of donations through company schemes. As a small charity we offer a very personal relationship with all of our corporate supporters. If you are interested in finding out ways your company can get involved with AVI's work, please please contact the AVI office on 020 7241 5125 or email

Gift Aid

Make your donation to Action Village India and it is worth a quarter more with a Gift Aid declaration.

Gift Aid is a government scheme which enables registered charities in the United Kingdom to claim the tax back from the HMRC on donations How it works

How it works

If you are currently a UK taxpayer and you fill out a Gift Aid declaration when you make a donation, AVI can claim back 25p for every £1 that you donate.

You can make a Gift Aid declaration in respect of one or all donations made to Action Village India in the future and the past four years. The declaration can last indefinitely. The declaration will be effective as long as you pay United Kingdom income and/or capital gains tax equal to or greater than the tax paid on your donation. Action Village India will claim back tax at the basic rate, so if you are a higher rate taxpayer you can claim further tax relief on your self-assessment form, or look in our Payroll Giving section, below

You can make a declaration and join the scheme by post or by email,, or you can call 020 7247 6406 to make a declaration. Alternatively, please download, complete and return the Gift Aid form. You will have 30 days to cancel, if necessary, before a claim is made. You are able to cancel at any time after that, should your circumstances change.

You must keep the charity informed of changes in your tax status and changes of name and/or address. For further information or to discuss your eligibility please contact supporter services at or on 020 7247 6406.

You can read the HMRC's full guidelines here.

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is one of the easiest, most tax efficient ways of making a regular donation to Action Village India

Payroll giving is a tax efficient scheme that allows you to make regular donations to us straight from your salary – and because your donation is taken out before tax , AVI will receive (amounts shown on the table below)
Donate on a monthly basis   We receive (20% tax payer) We receive (40% tax payer)

£ 5   £ 6.25 £ 8.33 £10 £12.50 £16.67 £15 £18.25 £24.99 £20 £25.00 £33.32

* Please note that we have calculated that the 40% higher rate tax band starts after earning £42,011 GROSS per year (including personal allowance of £10,000)

You can donate any amount to us and you can stop your donation whenever you like. The taxman then pays the rest, so payroll giving really is the gift that gives twice!

Making a Difference

Payroll giving really does make a difference to the way that Action Village India can consistently support the vital work of our partners.

As a supporter, you will receive our newsletter, Village Matters, two or three times a year and details of any appeals.

We do not sell our mailing list to other organisations, so you will not hear from others as a result of your support for AVI.

Cheques & Standing Orders

You can make a one off donation by completing our single donation form  and sending it back to us at the AVI office. A monthly or annual standing order helps us plan for the future and reduce administration costs. To set up a standing order download our regular donation form, complete your details and send it back to the AVI office. Both donation forms include a gift aid declaration for UK tax payers.
£ 5  £ 6.25  £ 8.33
£ 5  £ 6.25  £ 8.33
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