Text Giving FAQs

Donate to CAFOD using Text Giving. 

Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.

Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LENTNOINFO to 70460. For more information please see our Privacy Policy.

If you would like more information, please read our frequently asked questions below.

About Text Giving

Thank you for your interest in donating to CAFOD via Text Giving. Text Giving is a quick and easy way of giving a gift to CAFOD.

How does Text Giving work?

Using Text Giving is easy! All you need is your mobile phone – no credit cards or bank transfers are involved. Your donation will then be added on to your phone bill.

We have partnered with Donr, a Text Giving service provider to launch this.

How much will I be charged?

For each text you send, you will be charged the amount stated plus your standard network charge. You can text more than once to donate more, or you can donate a custom amount, but there is a £30 limit per mobile number per day.

How will my donation appear in my phone bill?

We work with Donr, a Text Giving service provider, to enable donations to CAFOD via text.

In most cases, your donation will show up on your phone bill as ‘donr.com’. However, this can differ on occasion depending on how your mobile network operator presents their documents. Occasionally, your donation may show up as ‘DonateToday’ which is what Donr was formerly called.

What data will be collected from me?

By texting you will be opting in for further communications. This means that we will be able to use your mobile number to send you further information about how your donation has helped us to reach the most vulnerable people around the world.

If you would like to opt out of further communications, but still want to donate, then you can text the same number and add 'NOINFO' at the end of the keyword. For example, texting 'LENTNOINFO' instead of 'LENT' would opt you out of any further communications with us. 

Donating to CAFOD using Text Giving

Read on to find out about donating using Text Giving. 

Can I donate more than the set amount?

Each text you send will donate £10 to CAFOD. Alternatively, you can donate a custom amount by texting the word followed by the amount you want to donate. For example, texting LENT3 would donate £3, texting LENT4 would donate £4, and so on!

If you would like to donate a custom amount and opt out of further communications from CAFOD, you can do so by following a similar logic. For example, texting LENTNOINFO3 would donate £3, texting LENTNOINFO4 would donate £4, and so on!

The maximum amount you can donate is £30 per mobile number per day.

Can I set up a monthly donation to CAFOD using Text Giving?

At this time we aren’t accepting monthly donations via text, but this might change in the future! If you would like to set up a regular gift to the Lent appeal, you can do so here.  

Can I GiftAid my donation?

Yes! After you have made your donation, you will receive a ‘thank you’ text which will give you the option to make a Gift Aid declaration via a web link.

Costs and donations

Read on to find out about how your donation makes its way to CAFOD, and the costs incurred.

What are the costs involved?

Donr charges a 5% transactional fee (which is standard for any form of transaction) per donation. Any Gift Aid claim that is made on top of this isn’t subject to a transactional fee.

How does CAFOD get the donations?

Donr sends all donations straight into our CAFOD bank account, meaning they are nice and secure.

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