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Help refugees in N. France and the UK.

It's quick, easy and impactful.

SECURE PAYMENT  |  EASY PROCESS  |  WITH GIFT AID

                      One-off Donation

  • Quick and easy

  • Takes less than 2 minutes

  • Donate whenever you want

  • Donate as often as you like 

  • PayPal and Google Pay options

  • Donate anonymously if you wish

                            Monthly Giving 

  • Allows us to budget

  • Demonstrates commitment to Calais Light

  • Regular donation amount

  • Quick and easy, cancel anytime

  • Convenient way to donate regularly 

  • Donate and relax

Regular monthly donation to Calais Light

To gift us a regular donation, you need to set up a standing order with your Bank using these details:

Account Name: CALAIS LIGHT
Sort Code: 30 97 77
Account Number: 21400160

If you're not sure how to create a bank standing order? Use our easy 3-step process guide for help. 

Gift Aid

For monthly donors who are UK income tax payersPlease complete a Gift Aid form if you are making a personal donation directly to Calais Light's bank account.

Why?

Gift Aid adds an extra 25p to us for every £1 you donate. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll take care of the rest.

Any amount, no matter the size, has a direct impact on delivering support and aid to vulnerable refugees.

Buys books to support English language learning

Makes 1110 cups of tea for refugees in need

Buys a 3-man tent; essential shelter from the rain & bitter cold

Buys a 1000L drinking water container

Select any amount to donate

Please complete Gift Aid to boost the value of your donation by 20%, at no extra cost to you!

Choose your gift amount 

Monthly donation
Monthly donation in 3 easy steps

1

Choose your method

Create a Standing Order with your bank via online, phone or in person. Choose whichever method is convenient!

Once done, click below to complete the Gift Aid form. This is essential!

2

Complete payment fields

Name: CALAIS LIGHT

Sort Code: 30 97 77

Account Number: 21400160

Amount: £10/20/50/100

3

Set Date and Confirm

Start date: Set your date

Frequency: Choose duration -   weekly, monthly or quarterly

Paid until: Fix a date or until further notice - giving you complete control

For questions or concerns, please contact us.

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We have always had a strict no-hoarding policy. Every surplus penny benefits refugees. 
That is our promise.

Mary Stretch, CEO

Calais Light NGO Grants

As an entirely volunteer-led registered charity, Calais Light uses all donations for the direct and immediate benefit of refugees. Our current no hoarding policy means that when we have any surplus funds, the Trustees make the decision to gift grant money to our NGO partners in need.​ We respond to their emergency appeals for migrant supplies, tents etc. and we also replenish supplies needed in Calais. 

 

How grant money is spent:

  • Buying essential items for NGOs in need

  • £750 for saucepans for families cooking for themselves outdoors

  • Buying 37,000 teabags for Care4Calais field distributions 

  • £500 for replenishing games: chess sets, dominoes, Jenga, Connect4

  • Fuel for transport of 4 pallets of toiletries to Roots of Dunkirk

Even more charities we have supported with Grants:

We aim to attract entirely new donors to the refugee space who would not otherwise donate. When they donate to us, we provide instant cash lifelines to charities in need.

  • £1,000 mobile refugee support (MRS) in Dunkirk for phone recharging and WIFI (Dec '23)

  • £1,000 to Roots of Dunkirk who provide drinking water, soap, showers, litter picking (Dec '23)

  • £500 to Calais Food Collective who advocate for food and water provision for displaced people in France (Dec '23)

  • £500 to Care4Calais for humanitarian aid (Dec '23)

No cash? Other ways to help...

Join our Central Team

Calais Light also needs volunteers to help our successful and impactful charity keep running! 

Skills we need: Admin, Finance, IT, Operations, Social Media, Design, Direct Mail etc.

Become an English teaching and Befriending volunteer

We are recruiting urgently for Befriending and English teaching volunteers in the UK where we support newly arrived refugees awaiting official status.

If you live in Essex, please sign up.

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