Support Us

Hi there. Thank you for considering supporting our work at TRVST. Since we started out back in 2016, we've been busy inspiring positive change for people and the planet. We've big plans to do a lot more of it, and any contribution you might be happy to make, large or small, would be hugely appreciated to further our mission.

Producing great content is not cheap, and while we receive some money from advertising, we also rely on the generosity of our readers to help us cover our costs. You can read more about why this is important, what we do with any contributed funds, and other FAQs below. Meanwhile, if you're ready to contribute, simply fill out the form on this page. It's secure and safe. A big thank you!

Your Contribution

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do you spend reader contributions?

Any contributions will primarily go toward our running costs. These include paying for our writers, editors, maintenance functions, and technology costs such as hosting and developer fees.

We have big plans to do so much more. Once these core costs are covered, we want to expand to grow our impact, build some cool tools, link projects and resources, and so much more.

Which works best for you, monthly or one-off?

If at all possible, please consider making a monthly contribution, no matter how small. This aids our forecasting and budgeting, and knowing that we have a certain amount coming in each month really helps.

Are you a registered charity?

No. We’re a limited company registered in the UK (currently operating under our founding parent company). This means that any contributions are most likely not tax deductible in your local country. However, if you’re making a larger contribution, it may be worth checking as tax laws can vary by location. As such, we also pay applicable taxes on contributions as if they were in exchange for services (think of it as paying a small membership fee for access to our content, although we don’t restrict anything to contributors).

Can I trust you?

We value any contribution you can make and commit to doing right by any contributor. In short, this means ensuring funds are spent to grow our impact rather than line our pockets.

Regarding trust, we invite you to review our content, team, and supporting mission and values. If any of this doesn’t sit right, please don’t feel obligated to contribute. If you like what you see, we’d be immensely grateful for any contribution, small or large, and promise to use it to grow our impact.

I’m thinking of making a large contribution. Can I talk to someone first?

For sure! We’re real people behind TRVST and are very happy to meet larger contributors. If you’d like to jump on a video meeting with any questions or just to chat about your contribution, please reach out via our contact form.

Why should I contribute to TRVST versus any of the other worthy charities out there?

We need the help of our readers and supporters to keep doing what we’re doing and, with enough support, further our plans to scale our impact. We would immensely appreciate your contribution if you like what we’re about.

However, we also appreciate that there are numerous other charities out there that need help and support (in fact, we’ve plans to help support them too!). As such, and in tune with our aim to scale impact, we completely understand if you feel your funds might be best spent elsewhere.

I’ve contributed - what happens next?

First of all, a huge thank you! To keep in touch with our plans, progress, and updates, please sign up for our newsletter (if you haven’t already done so) and follow our socials linked at the top right of the screen on desktop or the bottom of our menu on mobile. We don’t need anything more from you but feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

I’ve made a monthly contribution - how do I cancel or change it?

When you signed up, you should have received an email to create an account with our processing partner, donor box. If you have an account, you should also be able to log in and make any amendments. If you don’t have an account or email or have lost your details, no problem, please reach out, and we’ll make sure we sort it out for you.

Is my payment secure, and are my personal details protected?

SSL secures the donor box on this page. Both ourselves (TRVST) and our payment management partner (Donor Box) don’t store any of your payment details such as credit card numbers, which Stripe, a leading payment processor, processes.

We’ve carefully selected both as leading providers, and you can read about their security procedures here and here. The only personal details we store at TRVST are your name and email address if you signed up for our newsletter when you completed your contribution. If you’d like any of your details changed or deleted, please reach out, and we’ll be sure to help. Our privacy policy has more details.

I don’t want to make a financial contribution - can I help in other ways?

First of all, thank you for being interested in making a non-financial contribution! Whereas we don’t want to be ungrateful, we’re a really small team and typically don’t have the bandwidth to support additional contributions. This is likely to change as we further our plans, which include helping support impact projects across the globe. As such, we’d love to keep in touch. Please sign up for our newsletter and follow our socials for more information. We’d also be very grateful if you’d be happy to share our content and spread the word 🙂