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The term “Third Sector Organisations” is used to describe organisations that are neither public sector nor private sector. It includes voluntary and community organisations (both registered charities and other organisations such as associations, self-help groups and community groups), social enterprises, mutuals and co-operatives.

Third Sector organisations are generally:

  • independent of government.
  • ‘value-driven’. (motivated by the desire to achieve social goals (e.g. improving public welfare, the environment or economic well-being) rather than the desire to distribute profit; and
  • reinvest any surpluses generated in the pursuit of their goals. 
  • Third Sector organisations are sometimes called ‘not-for-profit organisations’.

Third Sector organisations speak out for people and their needs to the public sector and to wider society. Shakiry Charity achieves this through our Citizen Care and Advice Branches in Iraq.  The Branches provide a local, drop-in advice service for disadvantaged people (widows and orphans), the ill and disabled, the poor and destitute.  Our Branches provide a “voice for the people” with local government.


Ways to support disadvantaged people in Iraq through Shakiry Charity:

  • Donate Online (either as a once off donation, or by setting up a regular monthly direct debit to support those in need)
  • Donate by post (i.e. cheques)
  • Donate by telephone
  • Donate by recycling clothing and household items to charities
  • Support Shop Donation Boxes (normally strategically placed at till check out points) 
  • Payroll Giving (Donations made by this method are taken directly from your gross pay. This means that for every £1 you give, it will only cost you 80p (60p if you pay the higher tax rate. The taxman will pay the charity the difference! So your donation effectively costs you less and we receive more.) Register here
  • Corporate and Company giving (Social Responsibility Programmes)
  • Leaving a Gift (Legacy) in your Will
  • Donate in memory of a loved one
  • Volunteer (Voluntary workers provide valuable financial benefit. The inputs of volunteers make it possible for Shakiry Charity to maximize income in support of your chosen cause, and reach further into the community. 
  • Gift Aid:  Donations made by tax paying individuals to a charity or to community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) are tax free. This is called tax relief.  Donating through Gift Aid means that Shakiry Charity can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. Charities can claim Gift Aid on most donations, but some payments don’t qualify. 

The tax goes to you or the charity. How this works depends on whether you donate: