Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a registered charity?
Yes, we are a registered charity in England and Wales. Our charity number is 1156200
Do you operate on a 100% donation policy?
One Nation guarantees a 100% donations policy. All donations received are spent solely for what they were intended for. Not a single penny is deducted for administration, marketing or for any other purpose.
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How do you cover your administration costs?
All the charity’s operational costs are covered by donations specified for administration. The charity has a separate account for its administration fund to ensure the 100% donations policy is maintained. The charity also covers its administration costs via the gift aid scheme, this allows taxpayers to increase the value of their donation by 25%.
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What makes One Nation different?
Our One Nation team have personally visited and distributed aid to many of the countries mentioned in our projects. Our team always aim to visit the areas to gain a better understanding into what help is needed and have distributed aid in Sudan, Bangladesh, India, Lesvos (Greece), Turkey, Syria and Gaza. These experiences have given our teams a unique insight into the living conditions of the most needy and what they need in the short and long term. Our trustees also regularly make follow up visits to these areas in order to ensure that the projects have been implemented and your donations have been spent as requested by you, the donor.
We operate on a 100% donation policy which means the full amount of your donation will go to the intended beneficiaries. We only use your “Gift Aid” donations and donations specified for admin, to cover our administration costs. Any surplus Gift aid donations are transferred into our relief account.
We always aim to operate in a transparent way and ensure to provide our donors with regular feedback of videos, pictures and yearly accounts of expenditure and reports.
Please check out our “latest news” section on the website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Please visit our YouTube channel for feedback on our latest charitable projects: https://www.youtube.com/user/onenationuk/feed
Do you accept clothing, food and medical aid?
Yes, we collect clothing if they are in excellent condition. We also collect tinned food and medical aid. We cannot accept medicine that is prescribed for a specific individual. All goods collected are sent directly to the poor and needy and nothing is sold or recycled. For more information please visit http://pixalet.co.uk/onenation/projects/syria-appeal/syria-container/%20
I want to host an event, can you provide me with support?
Yes, we can. Please email us at email@example.com or call 0300 500 1000 and we will be able to assist you.
Do I need a permission letter to fundraise for your charity?
No, not normally, unless you’re fundraising in a public place and the local authority requests it. If you are inviting speakers to an event then the charity will need to be notified as we have a speakers policy. But please do let us know about any public fundraising event, just in case we get asked about it by other members of the public and we can also help promote it.
If you’re fundraising on private property, you may need permission from the property owner. If you’re still not sure, you can always contact us to check.
Do you only help Muslims?
We distribute aid to anyone in need irrespective of their race, religion or faith and our priority is to target the worst-hit areas and provide long term humanitarian support such as food, clothing, shelter and education.
During the December 2015 floods of Cumbria & Hebden bridge, our teams helped out in the relief efforts assisting those in need. Our dedicated volunteers helped the families by cleaning their homes, gardens and driveways and also thanks to your donations, we also provided much needed food, water, cleaning equipment and most importantly, manpower that were used to help in further relief efforts. Some of the homes that we saw had been completely ruined and will take months to be habitable again. In one particular case, one of the kitchens had been completely immersed in water which resulted in us completely taking what was left of the kitchen out. It was truly heartbreaking to see the devastation that the floods had caused but from all of this, yet at the same time, it truly was a moment that bonded so many people of different colours and faiths together.
We are also involved in many homeless projects in the UK and we regularly distribute food and winter clothing packs to the homeless in areas such as Leicester, London, Leeds and Bradford.
As a charity based on Islamic principles, the work carried out by One Nation is done under the guidance of scholars who ensure transparency and accountability in all aspects of the charity.
Donations are handled and allocated stringently as to ensure Zakat, Sadaqah and other specified funds are spent correctly.
Can I have a receipt for my donation?
Yes. Please ask at the time of donating, or if you may have made a donation directly to our bank account then please email us as soon as your donation has been processed providing all the details, and our team will issue a receipt via post or email as requested.
Can I volunteer with you in Syria?
We are aware that many volunteers would like to assist the orphans and the widows in Syria but unfortunately due the continuing indiscriminate bombings and the instability in the region, we are not taking any volunteers into Syria.
However, as a volunteer you can still help so much in the UK by creating awareness, fundraising and forwarding our posts. We are always looking for volunteers to help us locally and if you are interested, please call us on 0300 500 1000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Should I go to Syria and help?
We advise against all unnecessary travel into the country.
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Can I see your accounts?
All our accounts are submitted to the charities commission on an annual basis. You can view the accounts by visiting the charities commissions website