Donate to Fighting Words and support our work!

Fighting Words provides free tutoring in all forms of creative writing for students of all ages. Everything is provided free to ensure that everyone who comes to Fighting Words is treated equally and has the same opportunity. With the participation of hundreds of volunteers and friends of Fighting Words in all our programmes, we are able to ensure that operating costs are kept to an absolute minimum. Nonetheless, there are inevitable operating costs, such as book printing, utilities and insurance.

If you would like to help us cover these costs, we would be very grateful.

You can donate securely online by clicking on the A Single Donation or A Monthly Direct Debt Donations Tab.

Donations are usually debited on or about the 25th of each month. If you donate €21 per month or more to Fighting Words, we will be able to increase the value of your donation by up to 44.9%. Please read more about Tax Efficient Giving.

For information on other ways to donate, please email us or phone +353 (0)1 894 4576

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New Tax Legislation - Now Your Donation Goes Further

Recent changes in the charity tax back scheme means that donations of €250 or more are potentially worth an additional 44.9% to the charity.

So what has changed?

  • The refund can now be obtained on behalf of PAYE and Self Assessed supporters.
     
  • Once signed, the new enduring tax relief form (CHY3) lasts for five years. This means that you only need to fill out the form once every five years, which is both more convenient for you as a donor and reduces Fighting Words' admin costs.  A story with a very happy ending!

See the total value of your donation to Fighting Words when you fill out the tax relief form:

If you donated €250 or more to Fighting Words in 2013, you can download the easy-to-complete tax relief form here. Alternatively, please contact Sara Bennett if you'd like to receive the forms by post.

Annual Donation Amount Tax Back from Revenue Total Value of your donation to Fighting Words
€250 €112.32 €362.32
€300 €134.78 €434.78
€500 €224.64 €724.64

Old Taxback Scheme:

  • Prior to January 2013, donations of €250 or more are potentially worth up to 69% more to the charity.
     
  • The refund can be obtained on behalf of PAYE supporters only.

If you donated €250 or more to Fighting Words in 2010, 2011 or 2012, you can download the CHY2 tax form here.  Alternatively, please contact Sara Bennett in the office o if you'd like to receive the forms by post.

Questions?

If you have any questions at all about making donations to Fighting Words, please contact Sara Bennett, Manager, by email or by phone on +353 (0)1 894 4576.

The Patrons of Fighting Words are:  Colum McCann,  Anne Enright, Nick Hornby, Dave Eggers, Roddy Doyle, Maeve Binchy, Richard Ford, Lorrie Moore and John Banville.

Fighting Words Ltd. is a registered charity CHY18262