Every penny of our grant funds go into the campaign work and we are always stretched to do all we can and needs done. We welcome offers of support and donations. If you can donate, it will help us make a difference. Everything we receive will be spent in our work to protect children’s right to privacy and ensuring that children’s data in education across England is safe, fair and transparent.
If you want to make a contribution to defenddigitalme but do not wish to use this method, please contact us.
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Thank you. By giving you will contribute directly to making a difference to upholding children’s rights in England through our campaign work.
And alternatively you can donate directly to funds held in trust by CrowdJustice that can only be used for our strategic litigation and legal costs of regulatoy challenges.
What about Gift Aid?
Unlike some campaign groups, defenddigitalme is not structured as a charity. We are a company with charitable objects and aims. This means we cannot use Gift Aid to reclaim tax on donations. Our activities do not fall within the scope of the defined purposes that an organisation must meet in order to be considered a charity under UK law. For example, charities are subject to restrictions on the amount of time they can focus on political activity, and there are particularly strict restrictions during general election periods. But whatever you give, will be used only for campaign work.
Who funds defend digital me?
We are grateful to have been funded by grants from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd. and the Lush Charity Pot. Our current funder is the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. Our annual accounts are published online, with Companies House.
We are a non-partisan, independent campaign organisation. Funders do not, and cannot, set our policies or otherwise direct our work. As a small organisation, we are also grateful for donations from members of the public. We would like to thank all of our supporters in our ongoing crowdfunded legal work, which is held in escrow and only available to our legal team. In addition to this for strategic litigation, we are very grateful for support from the Digital Freedom Fund.