In celebration and memory of Jo Cox, the funds raised here will be invested in creating the fairer, kinder and more tolerant world Jo fought for.
Following the overwhelming generosity of almost 45,000 people in the days and weeks after Jo’s murder, £1.5 million has been divided between 3 organisations which were close to her heart: The Royal Voluntary Service, Hope Not Hate and The White Helmets.
Each of these organisations is investing the money to further Jo's work in Batley and Spen, across the UK and in Syria respectively. We will keep you posted on the progress of this vital work. All money donated above £1.5 million will be used to establish The Jo Cox Foundation which will advance the values and causes that Jo fought for in her life.
In her husband Brendan’s words:
"Jo believed in a better world and she fought for it every day of her life with an energy, and a zest for life that would exhaust most people. She would have wanted two things above all else to happen now, one that our precious children are bathed in love and two, that we all unite to fight against the hatred that killed her.”
Let's come together and give what we can to help create that better world.
This page was originally created by Jo Cox's friends in London, including Nick Grono (CEO, The Freedom Fund), Tim Dixon (MD, Purpose), Mabel van Oranje (Chair, Girls Not Brides), and Gemma Mortensen (Chief Global Officer, Change.org), in close collaboration with her husband Brendan Cox. Once funds are gathered they will be split between Jo's favourite causes, chosen by her family.
We have received several messages asking why there is no option to claim Gift Aid on donations to Jo Cox’s Fund. At this stage that is not possible. The rules for Gift Aid are that it can only be offered to UK taxpayers, and only for donations to UK charities that are registered in the UK.
If you only wish to give to a charity registered in the UK in order to claim Gift Aid, of course you are more than welcome to donate directly to the Royal Voluntary Service (registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales number 1015988 and in Scotland number SC038924), or to HOPE not hate’s separate charitable arm, HOPE not Hate Educational Ltd (number 1013880).