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Nick Chaffe

Location: Greenwich, London
Website: http://www.travelpledge.org


Very simply TravelPledge works with all areas of the Travel Industry to offer a comprehensive give back scheme that delivers the following key elements: * Travellers are clearly informed about the cause and the delivery partners they are supporting. * Travellers will always be confident that their money will make a difference. Every project is subject to robust due diligence. We look to avoid projects that may create lasting negative effects on beneficiaries or their environments, or lead to dependency on travellers' gifts. * Travellers donating to projects receive 3 clear communications about their gift. 1. That TravelPledge has received their donation and where applicable gift aid added. 2. When appropriate, donors are informed that the project target has been reached and that all the funds have been transferred to the delivery partner in destination. 3. Confirmation that the project has been completed. * TravelPledge does not drip feed projects with donations as they come in. We achieve the full target before we send the funds, therefore reducing possible leakage, reducing costs associated with international money transfers and most importantly, significantly reducing the possibility of the donations being spent on alternative unplanned expenses. * Due to our charitable status all donations can benefit from Gift Aid, and importantly unless clearly stated, TravelPledge retains 0% of project donations or the gift aid, passing everything we get onto the destinations. * All online donations incur a 4% charge on gross donations is charged by the Charities Trust, this fee covers gift aid processing and includes card charges. * International money transfer charges are covered by our Travel Industry Supporters * Travel Industry Supporters featured on our site are all required to make a corporate donation to TravelPledge, which is retained by us and contributes towards our overheads – allowing us to take 0% from consumer donations.