Restricted Donations

Habitat for Humanity Great Britain is immensely grateful to the many thousands of people who are supporting our work.

Our supporters can choose to allocate or restrict their gift to a specific project, country, or area of work which is part of our current or planned project work. If you would like to know more about these projects please contact our Head of Supporter Services and we will provide you with an up to date list.

Restrictions in advance

Please let us know of your allocation or restriction in advance of making a donation to us. Where the donor informed us that they wish to restrict the donation to a country, region or area of work outside of the list of current and planned work, it will be allocated to the closest matching project after a cooling off period of 14 days.

If the donor indicated that the donation is restricted but no existing project, country or area of work has been specified, the gift will be allocated to a project currently in need of additional funding after a cooling off period of 14 days. If the donor has not contacted us to indicate that the gift is restricted, and after a cooling off period of 14 days, we will assume that the gift should be treated as unrestricted. Gift Aid recovered by the charity is not subject to fund restrictions.

Covering costs

Up to 20% of restricted donations will be used to recover project support costs (internal controls, project reporting, and monitoring and evaluation) unless explicitly agreed in advance with the donor. These costs will be recognised as when incurred directly or at the time of us incurring direct expenditure relating to the restricted fund, usually at the point of transfer to the implementing country (overhead recovery).

Where there is no written agreement between Habitat for Humanity and the donor regarding the specific use of the funds, we will use the funds in the most effective way to further this area of our work. This may include funding project activities in the implementing country as well as project activities delivered in the UK.

Restricted donations may also be allocated to match fund projects funded by other donors. In such cases the exact percentage split of funds used to finance the project may vary. However, in all circumstances, HFHGB will only use up to 20% of total project funds to recover project management costs unless agreed otherwise with the donor.