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Then why not donate to Size of Wales’ climate change fighting forest projects?


Here’s why

We all know that planes are not good for the planet – they are powered by the burning of fossil fuels that release harmful amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere which is a major contributor to climate change. Currently, we are producing unsustainable amounts of emissions which is exacerbated by the continued high level of deforestation. To halt climate change we need to think more responsibly about the amount of carbon we produce.

As part of the nation’s response to tackling climate change, Size of Wales recognises that trees and tropical forests are a vital resource in the fight against climate change as they absorb high levels of carbon dioxide.

Here’s how your donation makes a positive impact

Each of our projects protect tropical forests and, along with our replanting programme, we are proud to say we are protecting an area of tropical forest twice the size of Wales (that’s more than 4 million rugby pitches!).

Our projects go one step further as we provide poverty reducing measures for the communities living in and around these forests. For example, working with our partners, we are able to provide energy efficient cooking stoves and education for the communities on the benefits of using cleaner fuel sources, we build capacity for the production of sustainable food sources, we empower communities by providing continued support towards sustainable livelihoods. Furthermore, we help the indigenous communities we work with to gain legal recognition for the rights to their land, stopping illegal logging and mining. It’s a win/win!

The Global Call for Climate Action is always conscious of our personal and organisational emissions, we work from home and work remotely. There are times, however, when we do have to fly and when that’s unavoidable we donate to Size of Wales to offset some of those emissions. Size of Wales projects not only address climate change through reforestation but they also work with local communities and organisations, which has far greater impact and chance of success.

We are also pleased to have helped mitigate emissions for Freerotation festival and Office of Future Generations Commissioner.

There are a number of online calculators you can use to work out the emissions from your flights and the carbon cost equivalent, including from Climate CaremyclimateInternational Civil Aviation Organisation, and many more.

Learn more about the projects your donation will support here. Donate and then enjoy your holiday knowing that you’re doing your bit in the fight against climate change.

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Size of Wales to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Size of Wales we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Size of Wales to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Size of Wales will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Size of Wales receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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