Yes. As of March 2014, donations are fully tax deductible in Australia.
Receipts are provided immediately via email from Givenow.
100% of your donations to Kickstart Kids International in Australia go directly to support our work in Kenya. Currently, our primary fundraising focus is the construction of our second orphanage initiative, Olturoto Children’s Village.
To lead by example, the management team of Kickstart Kids International in Australia has pledged to cover 100% of the administration expenses incurred to run the Australian organisation. This is to ensure that all your donations will make it to Kenya.
Online credit card donations – Kickstart Kids International have partnered with GiveNow (a Westpac Banking Corporation community initiative) which charges no fees to process online donations and is a secure online donation option. For more information click here.
Donate via cheque – If you would like to send a cheque please make it payable to Kickstart Kids International and send it to PO Box 90, Crows Nest NSW 1585 Australia.
Donations are fully tax deductible.
Online credit card donations in the UK can be process through BT Giving.
Kickstart Kids International (UK) is endorsed for Gift Aid.
To enable our supporters in Europe to donate towards our work in Kenya, Kickstart Kids International (UK) has an arrangement in place with Transnational Giving Europe. TGE covers 16 countries and is at a European level the only existing practical solution to support a beneficiary located in a foreign country with all the tax advantages in the country of residence of the donor.
If you would like to make a donation from a European country, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations are transferred from Kickstart Kids International in
Donations are transferred from Kickstart Kids International in Australia and UK to our development partner Nanga Organization in Kenya. From there, Kickstart’s funds are applied directly to approved development projects. Kickstart receives confirmations of all transfers to ensure that all the money reaches its intended purpose. Nanga Org is a registered Kenyan NGO (non government development organisation) that has been established to ensure the local community have an active role in the decision making process. Kickstart’s founder, James Woodward, also sits on the Nanga Org board of Trustees. For more information on Nanga Organization click here.
On an annual basis, independent audits are curried out for Kickstart Kids International Limited in Australia, Kickstart Kids International (UK) and Nanga Organization in Kenya. The financial records of Nanga Organization are maintained by KPMG Kenya.
Members of Kickstart’s Australian and UK teams visit Kenya frequently to monitor and support the work of Nanga Organisation. Kickstart keeps in daily contact with our Kenyan team, working together in true partnership. Currently, Kickstart’s founder visits Olturoto Children’s Village at least once a quarter. Travel costs of Kickstart’s Australian team are not funded by donations.
A stream of volunteers have visited Kickstart Kids International’s projects in Kenya since 2008. In addition, Kickstart’s governance and management teams travel to Kenya regularly at our own expense to see what needs doing “at ground level”. We talk with the local community to make sure that whatever we plan makes sense for them.
If you would like some more information on visiting one of our projects in Kenya, please contact us.
Upon completion of construction, Olturoto Children’s Village will consist of four houses, each accommodating eight children and an experienced matron. All staff at Olturoto Children’s Village, whether working on the farm or directly with children, are required to renew their Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenyan Government on an annual basis. All staff are bound by Nanga Organisation’s Child Protection Policy and other strict procedures to ensure the safety of the children is our highest priority.