IAPWA (International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals) is a UK registered charity dedicated to creating a better future for animals in need.

At IAPWA, we are committed to our charitable aims and vision, as well as our donors and fundraisers in order to achieve them. We solely rely on funds from individual supporters, voluntary fundraisers, major donors, corporates, and grants from Trusts and Foundations to fund our ongoing projects in Borneo, Penang and Romania. Our work simply would not be possible without their support.

We concur with the Fundraising Regulator’s promise to be open, honest, fair and legal in our fundraising. All IAPWA staff involved in fundraising have a responsibility to be aware and have a thorough understanding of the issues mentioned in this policy.

Donors and Fundraisers

  • We respect the rights of our donors and supporters and ensure that the information they receive about the work of IAPWA is clear and truthful.
  • We are open, honest and transparent about how we spend donated funds.
  • We treat and manage information about donors and supporters responsibly, ensuring we are GDPR compliant.
  • We respect the privacy and contact preferences of donors and supporters, responding promptly to requests to cease contact, as well as effectively dealing with any complaints.
  • We comply with the requirements of the Charity Commission, the Code of Fundraising Practice (set by the Fundraising Regulator) and UK law in every respect.

Donations

  • We abide by the law which requires us, in deciding whether to accept or refuse a donation, which action is in the best interest of the charity.
  • We will not undertake business with companies or individuals who participate in activities which could cause detriment to the charity’s reputation, which will disproportionately decrease the amount of donations to further the work of the charity.
  • We encourage all supporters to give financial support as general, unrestricted funds. However, if supporters wish to make a large donation to a specific area of IAPWA’s work (for example: the renovation of one of over overseas facilities), they may make a restricted donation by providing written instructions to this effect with their donation. Should excess funds for such initiatives be collected, the supporter’s agreement will be sought for transferring the gift to our general activities.

Last reviewed: June 2021