You can support The Island Trust in a number of ways

It’s Easy To Help Us!

Donate in a few easy steps using your debit/credit card, PayPal or CAF account, and if you are a UK tax payer don’t forget to Gift Aid it.

For other ways to donate, and cost free giving services please scroll down the page.

Motivating young people through sailing

Through our programmes young sailors return to their schools and communities with increased motivation, leadership and communication skills, and a fresh perspective on their self-worth and abilities.

Whatever amount you are able to give, it will help us to help disabled and disadvantaged young people living in the UK.

Thank you for your support.

Other ways to Donate

Donate by Cheque

Please make cheques payable to The Island Trust and post to 17 The Halyards, Topsham, Exeter, Devon EX3 0JU and if you are a UK tax payer don’t forget to include a Gift Aid Declaration form, or you can use our online form instead.

Standing Order

You can set up a standing order direct with your bank or complete our Standing Order and Gift Aid Declaration form and post it to: The Island Trust, 17 Halyards, Topsham, Exeter, Devon EX3 0JU.

Donate by Bank Transfer

Please contact us for our bank details. Telephone 01752 823007 or email, and if you are a UK tax payer you can increase the value of your donation to us by 25%, at no extra cost to you! Simply fill in our online Gift Aid Declaration.

Greetings Cards

Choose from over 1300 designs, customise your message and have them delivered by post, email or text message with Making a Difference Cards. You can also buy cards individually or in packs and have them delivered to you at home. 

When you purchase one of our charity cards you will generate a donation of at least £1 per card.

Our Amazon Wishlist

We have created an Amazon Wishlist where you can donate to us by buying items we need for boat maintenance and sailing voyages through your own Amazon account.

When items donated via Amazon Wishlists are delivered, it won’t include your contact details, so if you would like us to know who you are, please leave a personalised gift message with your name and email address when given the chance to add gift options. If you would prefer to remain anonymous, we would like to thank you in advance for your generosity.


Remember us in your Will

Leaving a legacy gift to The Island Trust is a great way to guarantee that our work with young people suffering deprivation, hardship or disability continues for years to come.

Legacy gifts to charity can reduce the rate of inheritance tax. Your Solicitor will be able to talk through the options that are right for you and your circumstances.

Donations in lieu of flowers at a funeral

If you are arranging a funeral or memorial service for a loved one and would like friends and relatives to donate to charity instead of giving flowers, you can arrange this with your funeral director, and we can also set up a dedicated donation form on our website for those people that wish to give online. Please contact us if you would like us to arrange this.

Cost Free Giving Services

When you shop online you can generate some extra pennies for The Island Trust at no extra cost to you!  You can also support us when buying or selling on eBay, you can donate your unwanted good quality clothes on Thrift+ and your empty inkjet cartridges can generate a few pounds for us too.

Give As You Live Online

Shop at over 4,300 leading stores via the Give As You Live website and raise free funds for The Island Trust.
And so that you never forget to raise a free donation, install the donation reminder extension on your Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox browser, which will let you know the retailers that raise free donations as you search the web.

Give As You Live Instore

For in-store shopping, you can raise free funds for The Island Trust when you buy Give As You Live store cards for grocery retailers Tesco, ASDA, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, as well as dozens of leading stores and restaurants. In addition, a Give As You Live Gift Card can be given as a gift and used at over 100 high street retailers.



Turn your daily shopping into every day magic!

easyfundraising partners with over 7,000 brands who will donate part of what you spend to a cause of your choice. It won’t cost you any extra. The cost is covered by the brand.

Brands pay easyfundraising a commission when you start your shop from the easyfundraising website or app.  If you make a purchase, a commission is generated, and that is turned into a donation for your good cause.

Once you have created your account, don’t forget to add the Donation Reminder – it’s completely FREE and the quickest way to raise donations – magic!

Donate with eBay

ebay for charity

Support us when buying and selling on eBay:

Add us as a favourite charity to your eBay account and click on the ‘Save as Favourite’ button.
Selling on eBay – you can donate 10-100% of your sale proceeds when you sell an item on eBay.
Buying on eBay – when you pay through eBay Checkout using PayPal, you can choose to make a small donation to us by adding us as a favourite charity on your eBay account.
PayPal Giving Fund passes 100% of the funds you donate to our charity, plus Gift Aid (where applicable).

Donate with Thrift+

Sell your best second-hand fashion with Thrift+ and generate donations for a Charity that’s close to your heart – look for us in the list of charities.

Every time an item sells you earn Thrift+ Points that can be donated to your chosen Charity.

Visit Thrift+ to order your free ThriftBag – fill it up with clothes you no longer wear (must be in tip top condition), and drop your ThriftBag off at a local collection point, or have it collected from home.

Recycle Your Printer InkJets

Recycle Inkjets


Recycle your empty inkjet cartridges with Recycle 4 Charity to help protect the environment and raise money for our charity.

Donations are generated from both Original and Remanufactured Ink Cartridges.

Makes you can recycle include Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Kodak, Neopost, Pitney Bowes and Frama.

Ink cartridges not on the list do not generate a donation but can still be recycled.