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Supporting Good Causes Worldwide

The Chapel & York UK Foundation is part of the ever-increasing Family of Foundations set up by Chapel & York International.

The Family of Foundations were established to increase the flow of philanthropic funds to organisations worldwide. The Foundations offers charities, non‐profits, educational institutions, NGO’s and other organisations the opportunity to fundraise simply and effectively in countries without having to set up dedicated legal entities.

Having a family of foundations means we can offer you one solution for numbers of countries. In addition to established Foundations in the USA, United Kingdom, and Hong Kong, we are setting up new Foundations in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Canada in early 2018 with France, Germany and the rest of Europe to follow.

Chapel & York Foundations can help organisations fundraise in their countries by ensuring you have a presence in the country and enabling your donors to make tax-deductible or tax-effective donations. In the United Kingdom, this means that donations can qualify for Gift-Aid which adds 25% to the donation made. The Chapel & York UK Foundation does everything necessary to ensure qualifying donations receive the Gift Aid extra amount.

We also support your fundraising with local Fundraising Services. These include everything from an In‐Country Representative to Grant Research and Writing to Event Management.

When you are part of the family Chapel & York looks after you.

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Membership with a Foundation or the Family of Foundations means you can immediately fundraise in a country without worrying about the regulatory, banking, donation processing or technical issues as that is all done for you. Donations are made to the Foundation who uses the funds to support you. We can accept donations from individuals, company sponsorship, grants from trusts and foundations and even government funding.

Organisations can apply to join an Individual Foundation or the entire Family of Foundations under two membership levels — Affiliate Fund or Named Fund.

Affiliate Fund

An Affiliate Fund is the less expensive option. You are listed as an Affiliate on the website and feature on a generic donation page drop-down list for donors to find you. There is an annual membership fee and a percentage of the funds you raise will be retained by the Foundation.

Named Fund

A Named Fund is the level of membership that gives your organisation the most name recognition and co-ordination with your existing entity. Retained fees are half of what Affiliate members get. Other benefits include a dedicated branded landing page of online donations and immediate notification of donations received.

One-off fees:

Evaluation fee – £250.00 (Affiliate Fund, Named Fund)
Dedicated branded donation form – £500.00 (Named Fund Only)

Annual Membership fees:

1 x Single Foundation: Affiliate Fund – £250.00 pa
The Family of Foundations: Affiliate Fund – £500.00 pa

1 x Single Foundation: Named Fund – £2000.00 pa
The Family of Foundations: Named Fund – £5000.00 pa

With an Affiliate Fund Membership, a 2% Retention Rate is charged by the Foundation(s) on all donations.
With a Named Fund Membership, a 1% Retention Rate is charged by the Foundation(s) on all donations.

Calculated on the net donation amount received, minus processing fees. Gift Aid, if applicable is not subject to a retention amount.

Please note: An additional credit card processing fee (between 1.4% – 2.9% +20p per donation) applies to all contributions received by credit card through our online giving payment portal merchant (PAYPAL, STRIPE and GOCARDLESS).


If you would like to submit an application offline please contact applications@chapel-york.com

Your application will not be considered unless we have the correct paperwork, a fully completed form and payment has been received. Your application is evaluated against the criteria for the one or all countries depending on your membership. We will review your governing documents, mission, vision, current activities, and financial statements to ensure your organisation is able to receive grants in the appropriate countries. Once we are satisfied that your organisation meets the criteria for each country, your application will be submitted for Trustee approval in the appropriate countries. The Boards of the Chapel & York Foundations meet once every three months to consider applications for evaluation and you will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible. If any application is rejected your membership fee will be immediately refunded.


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Affiliate Fund


per annum

2% retention rates of donations

Listed as a dropdown on Foundation page

Monthly donation reports

Initial Evaluation Fee of £250 required with application

Named Fund


per annum

1% retention rates of donations

Each Named Fund revieves a dedicated and branded donation page

Immediate donation notifications

Initial Evaluation Fee of £250 required with application


Free Trial



Family of Foundations

£500 (affiliate) per annum

£5,00 (named) per annum

Establish an immediate international presence

One application to become a member of our Family of Foundations: USA, UK, Hong Kong & Netherlands

Recieve a fund with future Foundations when theyare established - Canada and Switzerland launching soon!

Initial Evaluation fee of £550 required with application

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Fundraising Support Services

Fundraising in a different country can be a daunting task, yet one which can be financially rewarding. You can engage with entirely new donors plus maximising involvement by existing donors.

Our fundraising advisers are experienced in cross-border fundraising. They are uniquely experienced in working alongside fundraisers and development officers from the ‘home’ organisation. We aim to give you a fixed price for any work we do whenever possible.


Single Or Occasional Gifts.

A Foundation can help if your organisation is anticipating a single or occasional gift but does not wish to enter into an ongoing membership relationship with the Foundation. An application needs to be submitted but no membership fee is required. As a non‐member, there is up to 5% retained on donations received. There is also be an evaluation fee for the first donation.

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Donors can support the work of charitable organisations by making a single or occasional donation to the Foundation for the support of organisations worldwide.


If you prefer to make a donation via cheque or via credit card (offline), please download and complete a Donation Form. Fill in your details, chosen organisation and donation amount – including your chosen method of payment – and return to us either via a scanned email attachment to info@chapel-yorkukfoundation.org or Chapel & York UK Foundation, Unit 12, Ladycross Business Park, Hollow Lane, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6PB.

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We’re here to provide you with more information and to answer any questions you may have. Use the form below to send us an e-mail. Alternatively, you can give us a call +44 (0)1342 871910. (Monday – Friday. 8.30am – 5.00pm, except UK Bank Holidays)


Chapel & York UK Foundation
Unit 12 Ladycross Business Park
Hollow Lane, Dormansland
Lingfield, Surrey
United Kingdom

Chapel & York UK Foundation | In Association with Chapel & York LimitedRegistered charity number 1172653 | Company registered in England and Wales number 10568435

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