Pod Charity

Registered Charity Number 1139629

Pod Charity is dedicated to making a real difference to overseas communities by supporting sustainable local initiatives improving the lives of people and animals and helping conserve the environment

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Mission

Pod Charity is dedicated to making a real difference to overseas communities by supporting sustainable local initiatives improving the lives of people and animals and helping conserve the environment in 11 countries worldwide.

By providing support to organisations and communities in Belize, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Ghana, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Pod Charity is:

  • relieving poverty and improving education, health and living conditions for socially and economically disadvantaged communities
  • improving care for animals in need
  • protecting the environment through research and conservation projects.

How it all started

For almost 15 years, Pod has been providing volunteers to help at charitable projects around the world. The charity builds on the success of providing volunteers to overseas projects, by also enabling the provision of financial assistance.

The Pod Charity was established in 2010 as a grant making body to support charitable causes overseas.

Choose where your donation goes - 100% goes to where it’s needed!

Uniquely, donors to the Pod Charity can choose to allocate their donation to a specific project of their choice. You can choose from over 25 grassroot initiatives in 10 countries around the world, for example it might be a children’s home in Nepal or an animal rescue centre in Thailand you want to help.

And, because all the main running costs of the charity are covered by Pod Volunteer, we can pass on an incredible 100% of donations received to the projects we support!

Where Gift Aid is collected, this goes into a central fund to provide a source of additional grants for the projects.

How to donate to the Pod Charity

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Click on the button below to be taken to our online donation facility (this is on a separate secure charity payment website through Virgin Money Giving): Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Please make sure only ‘Pod Overseas Charity’ is selected.

If you would like to allocate your donation to a particular project please email us to let us know. If we don’t hear from you we will assume you would like your donation treated as a general donation, to support all our projects.

By post

Please make cheques payable to ‘POD Charity’ and send them to:

Pod Charity 3 Crescent Terrace Cheltenham Gl50 3PE

Please include your contact details so we can acknowledge your donation and let us know if you would like to allocate your donation to a particular project. If we don’t hear from you we will assume you would like your donation treated as a general donation, to support all our projects.

Become a regular monthly giver

Regular giving is where you give a fixed amount each month by direct debit, and is a very important source of regular funding for our charity. Give from £5 a month.

If you would like to become a regular giver, please email us at [email protected] and we can help set it up for you.

Fundraise for the Pod Charity

If you would like to help by raising some money for the Pod Charity, it’s really simple to create an online fundraising page and start getting donations straight away!

Please note that money raised through the Pod Charity can only be used as a donation to our projects, it cannot be used towards the cost of volunteering.

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Please make sure only ‘Pod Overseas Charity’ is selected.

Give with confidence

Pod Charity is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) self-regulatory scheme. The FRSB works to ensure that organisations raising money for charity from the public do so honestly and properly. As members of the scheme, we follow the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Fundraising Practice and comply with the key principles embodied in the Codes and Fundraising Promise.

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How else can you get involved?

As well as donating you can get directly involved by volunteering much needed skills and resource – volunteers are urgently needed for 1-12 weeks overseas.

Contact us

Email us

[email protected]

Telephone us

Office hours: Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm

Calling from UK: 01242 241 181

Calling from outside UK: + 44 1242 241 181

Office address

Pod Charity 3 Crescent Terrace Cheltenham Gl50 3PE UK

Personal Overseas Development Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales Charity number 1139629

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal