What are the changes?
When a little bit of HOPE began in 2011, it was established as a Trust. Over the last six years we have grown, and a new type of charity status has been created – a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’. Having this new charity status will ensure that we are ‘fit for purpose’ for many years to come, enabling us to be effective and investing as much of our resources in programmes in Uganda.
Our vision, approach and the programmes we fund will remain unchanged. You can read about those here.
What does this mean for me?
Changing our charity status has involved establishing a new charity – including a new bank account – and will eventually involve closing down the old one. We have been through the necessary legal process to make this possible, and have all necessary permissions from the Charity Commission.
If you support a little bit of HOPE with a regular donation, we need to ask you to change the details of this regular gift, so that it goes into our new bank account. If you are Gift Aid eligible, we also need you to sign a new Gift Aid Declaration.
How do I change my donation details?
If you give via online banking: Cancel your current regular donation and set up a new one using our new bank details. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to access these details.
If you give via a Standing Order: Cancel your current standing order and complete a new standing order mandate, which can be downloaded and printed here (left click to open, right click to download).
It would be great if you’re able to change your payment as soon as possible. However, if you forget – don’t worry, no money will be lost! We’ll keep the ‘old charity’ and its bank account active for at least the next year and we are able to transfer money from the old charity to the new one.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Thank you for your support over the last few years. It has enabled us to bring so much hope to families in Butaleja District.