The Greater Chernobyl Cause

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Caption Actor Jeremy Irons makes an impassioned plea for support for the forgotten orphans of Kazakhstan.

Donate Online
You can make a donation now via Paypal by clicking on the button in the top left of our website. Remember you don’t need a Paypal account to pay by Paypal as all major credit cards are accepted by their payment system.


Donate by Post
You can send cheques or money orders made payable to The Greater Chernobyl Cause to:
The Greater Chernobyl Cause, Unit 4 Southside Industrial Est, Pouladuff Road, Togher, Cork.

 

Credit Transfer
Transfer funds directly to our account using the information below.
AIB Bank North Main St. Cork,
Acc Name. Greater Chernobyl Cause
Sort Code: 93 42 67
Account 02551081
For overseas donations our IBAN number is IE40AIBK93426702551081


Standing Order
Please call us on +353 21 432 3276 for a standing order form.
 

Company Schemes
Employers can set up a support scheme whereby donations are deducted at source from those wishing to contribute to the scheme. For tax relief for employers, Contact our office on +353 21 432 3276 for more information and advice.


Leave a Legacy
A legacy is a lasting gift that will ensure the Greater Chernobyl Cause can continue its work in the former Soviet Union. For free advice on the preparation of a will and the inclusion of the provision of a legacy for the Greater Chernobyl Cause please contact our office on: +353 21 432 3276



The table below shows just how valuable your donations are to the people we help.

 

  • € 50
  • € 100
  • € 200
  • € 500
  • € 600
  • € 1000
  • € 2500
  • € 7000
  • € 10000
  • € 15000
  • € 20000
  • € 20000
  • € 60000
     
  • Feeds one orphaned child for one month
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  • Cloths & Shoes for one year
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  • Equips a classroom with stimulus material
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  • Therapeutic Holiday in Ireland for a child with cancer / HIV
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  • One Month Feeding Programme For Street Children
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  • 2 Cows, 1 Sheep and hens promoting Independent Living
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  • Vital medicine for TB Hospital in Ukraine
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  • Meets the transportation costs of a 40ft Container
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  • Orphanage/Elderly Home Mini Van
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  • Industrial Drying Machine
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  • Purchases an ambulance
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  • Industrial Washing Machine
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  • Renovate hospice in Ivanskoye Russia

 

 


Tax Relief
You can help the Greater Chernobyl Cause reclaim money from the Revenue Commissioners at no extra cost to you!


How does charity tax relief work?
If you are a PAYE only tax payer, and have given €250 or more to the Greater Chernobyl Cause in the course of a tax year, the Cause can reclaim the tax paid on your donations. This only applies to personal donations you have made and not to money raised through sponsorship.


What do you have to do?
Very little! The Greater Chernobyl Cause mails a tax relief form to all individual donors whose donations qualify for a tax reclaim. Simply complete the form and return it to the Cause.
If you are self-assessed simply send your donation receipt with your annual tax return form as proof of payment, to the Revenue Commissioners.
If you are a company, treat your donation(s) as normal business expense, deductible at the appropriate rate of corporation tax.



What Donations Qualify for Relief?
The minimum donation in any single year that must be made to any one eligibl


Example 1 - PAYE-ONLY Individual
(a) Individual on the standard rate of tax, i.e. 20%
Individual donates €250
Value of donation to the
Greater Chernobyl Cause = €312.50
The Greater Chernobyl Cause is able to claim a repayment of €62.50 from Revenue at the end of the tax year.


(b) Individual on the standard rate of tax, i.e. 20%
Individual donates €500
Value of donation to the Greater Chernobyl Cause = €625
The Greater Chernobyl Cause is able to claim a repayment of €125 from Revenue at the end of the tax year.


(c) Individual on the higher rate of tax, i.e. 41%
Individual donates €250
Value of donation to the Greater Chernobyl Cause = €423.73
The Greater Chernobyl Cause is able to claim a repayment of €173.73 from Revenue at the end of the tax year.


(d) Individual on the higher rate of tax, i.e. 41%
Individual donates €500
Value of donation to the Greater Chernobyl Cause = €847.46
The Greater Chernobyl Cause is able to claim a repayment of €347.46 from Revenue at the end of the tax year.
The individual PAYE-only donor must complete an ‘Appropriate Certificate’ and forward it to the relevant eligible charity or approved body, as the case may be, to allow it to claim the grossed up amount of tax associated with the donation.



Example 2 - Self-Assessed Individual
(a)  Individual on the standard rate, i.e. 20%
Individual donates €500 and receives tax relief @ 20% (€100). Cost to the taxpayer is €400 and receipt by eligible charity or approved body is €500 - the self-assessed individual will simply claim a deduction for the donation on his/her tax return, there is no grossing up arrangement and therefore no repayment claim by the eligible charity or approved body arises.


(b)  Individual on the higher rate, i.e. 41%
Individual donates €500 and receives tax relief @ 41% (€205). Cost to the taxpayer is €295 and receipt by eligible charity or approved body is €500 - again there is no grossing up arrangement and therefore no repayment claim by the eligible charity or approved body arises.



Example 3 - Corporate Donations
In the case of Corporate donations, the company will claim a deduction for the donation as if it were a trading expense; again there is no grossing up arrangement in this case



Example:
Company X donates €1,000 to an eligible charity or approved body. Assuming a corporation tax rate of 12.5%, relief to the company is €125, i.e. €1,000 @ 12.5%. While the eligible charity or approved body has the benefit of €1,000, the cost to the company of making the donation is only €875 (€1,000 - €125). The company will simply claim a deduction for the donation as if it were a trading expense, there is no grossing up arrangement and therefore no repayment claim by the eligible charity or approved body arises.



Thank you for your continued kind support.