Make a donation, in cash or in kind
The Ideas Partnership is a small and extremely cost efficient NGO, greatly depending on the amazing support of our volunteers, friends, and partners.
“TIP works both with and for the community and makes such a difference”
“a reliable organization and transparent“
In order to cover the costs of our projects, we always warmly welcome donations from individuals, businesses and organizations, both financial and in-kind.
“staff seems dedicated because their work yields results and makes changes to the lives of people” *
There are several ways to send us a financial donation.
You can make a bank transfer to The Ideas Partnership’s account in Kosovo: ProCredit bank; address Prishtina 10000; account number 1110 305926 0001 15; SWIFT code: MBKOXKPR. (Note that some donors have experienced difficulty in making payments from accounts outside of Kosovo, and these may incur a charge.)
If you’re in Kosovo we can easily take cash.
We have an arrangement that The Ideas Partnership UK, an independent Charitable Incorporated Organization formally registered with the UK Charity Commission (no. 1161389), can receive and forward donations for us. So you can make a bank transfer to TIPUK, at the Co-operative Bank, sort code 089299, account number 65492860 (IBAN: GB54 CPBK 08929965492860; BIC: CPBK GB22)
Or you can donate via Paypal (Paypal take a small percentage for handling donations made through them)
And the extra good news is that your donation may qualify for Gift Aid.
We will upon request provide you with a receipt for your donation.
To give you an idea of what your support could make possible:
– 12 euros cover the costs of a schoolkit for one child (schoolbag, pens, notebooks…);
– 20 euros cover the drinks and snacks for more than 100 children during our educational Saturday activities;
– 38 euros cover one week of literacy classes for up to 15 adults.
If you would like your donation to be spent on one specific area, please let us know. If not, we will use it to cover the currently most pressing needs (but don’t worry, in either case we will update you on all the good things your donation allowed us to do!).
Donations in kind:
We try to ensure that our support is sustainable, enabling beneficiaries to provide for themselves in future rather than simply giving them charity. Nevertheless, practical donations such as shoes and clothes have been very gratefully received by families in real need, although they can be cumbersome and/or expensive to bring in from abroad.
As a general rule, we always prefer to procure locally – in order to support the local economy, reduce the shipment costs and the environmental footprint. Nevertheless, we make exceptions for items that are both hard to find / expensive in Kosovo, as well as easy and economical to ship.
We have a regular need for the following items (secondhand items in good condition are very welcome):
– shoes for children aged 6-14. Please don’t give us shoes that have holes in them; the 2km walk to school is muddy and the children need shoes that will keep them dry!
– administrative, art supplies and teaching material (board markers, white A4 paper, coloured pencils);
– healthy snacks and drinks (fruit tea or fruit juice) which we serve to the 120 children who attend our centre every week;
– books for children in Albanian;
For some more background, here’s Elizabeth Gowing on YouTube talking about how TIP works and what we do with the support we get. And here’s footage from one of our amazing UK supporters’ days.
Feel free to contact us if you have other items that you think we could make good use of! Thank you, very much, for thinking of us.