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Set Up a Regular Donation

Give a regular gift, make a lasting impact

Give a monthly gift and help local people get the support they need to recover, rehabilitate and return to living life to the fullest.

A stroke, heart attack or debilitating long term chest condition can be devastating and life changing for the person affected, and those who care about them.

As little as £5 a month...

  • can help ensure anyone across Northern Ireland who needs our help can get the emotional, physical and practical support and rehab they need to get their life back on track.
  • can fund life-saving research to find new and innovative ways to prevent, treat and care for these conditions

Almost 90% of our care services and research are funded exclusively by public donations. Setting up a regular donation allows us, as a charity, to plan for the future and to expand our services to meet your needs. 

We rely on these donations, and so do the thousands of people we care for each year.

How your Regular Donation can help...


“I deal with a lot of fatigue since my stroke which is tough as a dad of seven young kids. The family support home visit from NICHS was very informative and helped me a lot. The NICHS Stroke Team are just brilliant.”

- Bosco, 44 from Coalisland, stroke survivor
- B
enefitted from our Stroke Family Support Service

“The biggest thing was the relief that you weren’t on your own. Every week you got a phone call which was fantastic because up until then nobody had really taken an interest outside of close friends and family.”

- Rebecca, 40 from Dundonald, living with Long COVID
- Benefitted from our COVID-19 Recovery Service


“At only two days old, Joe flew in an air ambulance to Birmingham for life–saving surgery. Supporting NICHS so they can continue to fund local heart research and fight against heart disease is so important."

- Kerri and Joe, born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)
- Helped raise funds for our ground-breaking 'Baby Hearts' research into possible causes of CHD

Setting up a regular donation allows us, as a charity, to plan for the future and to expand our services to meet your needs.

From a small monthly gift, to a life-changing difference...

£5 a month = £60 each year (or £75 with Gift Aid)
could help pay for a specialist neuro-physio to attend our PREP programme, providing rehab and support which helps individuals rebuild their mobility, independence and confidence after suffering a stroke.

£10 a month = £120 each year (or £150 with Gift Aid) 
could pay for 5 people living with an illness and their families to receive a home visit from one of our Family Support Co-ordinators in the aftermath of a devastating diagnosis.

£20 a month = £180 each year (or £225 with Gift Aid)
could fund a researcher for a full day, working to advance how we prevent, treat and care for chest, heart and stroke illnesses so fewer people develop them and more people survive them with better quality of life.

Setting up your Regular Donation

You can set up a regular donation in minutes online using the form below, or if you would rather do it over the phone, or using a direct debit mandate, scroll down to the next section for all the info you will need.

    • Step 1

      • You can request a direct debit mandate by emailing
      • Or call our supporter care team to set up a direct debit by phone on 028 9026 6743

      Step 2:

      • Choose how much you would like to give (you can cancel at any time!). Remember, any amount, big or small, makes a difference.
      • Donations can be made monthly, quarterly or annually – you decide. If at any time you need a break, we will put your donation on hold until you’re ready to start again.
      • Complete the online form or paper direct debit mandate and we’ll do the rest!
      • Don’t forget to gift aid your donation if you are a UK tax payer.

      Step 3

      • We will confirm your direct debit is being set up and send you out a letter to confirm when your first payment will be made, and subsequent payment dates.
      • We will contact your bank and set up your regular payment.
    • At least 80p in every £1 raised or donated is spent delivering our life-changing care and prevention services, as well as funding local research into these illnesses.

      How does NICHS spend donations?

      Thanks to our loyal supporters we raised more than £3.35 Million last year to support our programmes across Northern Ireland.

      £1.39 Million was spent on delivering our care support programmes, £576k was spent on delivering our prevention programmes and £736k on local research into chest, heart and stroke related conditions.

      In other words, for every £1 raised, around 80p, went directly to funding our care and prevention programmes as well as research to help fight chest, heart and stroke conditions.

      How you can help

      Over 335,000 people in Northern Ireland are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions, and these illnesses are responsible for 37% of all adult deaths every year. That's almost 6,000 people. Every day across Northern Ireland 11 people will suffer a stroke and 17 will have a heart attack.

      With your support we are able to continue our vital care and prevention work across the community, caring for people who are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions and helping prevent people becoming ill in the first place.

      Support us today and help us lead the fight against chest, heart and stroke illnesses across Northern Ireland.


    • What is Gift Aid?

      Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. If you Gift Aid your donations we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate to Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke.

      This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

      You could make your donation to us NICHS worth even more!

      Whether you are making a cash donation, setting up a regular gift, or asking friends and family to sponsor you in an event, your donation could be worth an extra 25% thanks to the Gift Aid donations scheme. Last year, we were able to reclaim over £74,000 through donations that were gift aided which contributed towards our care and prevention programmes.

      Watch this quick video where money saving expert Martin Lewis explains why everyone should ‘say yes’ to Gift Aid on charity donations!

      Martin Lewis Gift Aid

      Gift Aid Calculator

      How it works:

      Under the Gift Aid scheme, if you are a UK taxpayer, the Government allows charities to reclaim 25p of every pound you give – and it doesn’t cost you an extra penny! With your permission NICHS can re-claim this tax on your behalf.

      Once you’ve read the Gift Aid statement and are happy you can comply with it, simply tick the Gift Aid box to say you agree that NICHS can reclaim tax for you. If you’d prefer to complete a paper version of our Gift Aid Declaration form and post it into our office, you can download a pdf version by clicking on the button below.

      If you’d like to find out how much more your donation would be if it was Gift Aided, just use the calculator below.

      Click here to download a Gift Aid Declaration

      What we need to claim Gift Aid

      • Your full name and home address
      • The donation amount you are giving. We can accept cash also.
      • We can't claim Gift Aid on donations from company accounts. The donation must be your own money and not the proceeds of a collection.
      • For you to confirm that you pay income tax or capital gains tax which at least equals the amount NICHS and other charities and community amateur sports clubs will claim in the appropriate tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next). This is currently 25p for every £1 you give.
      • Using the declaration form, we can claim Gift Aid on all your donations in the last 4 years and all future donations.
      • Once you have become a Gift Aid donor, please let us know if you stop paying tax or if you change your name/address so that we can update our records.
    • If you would like any further help, or have any questions, please contact Supporter Care on 028 9026 6743 or

    • The work that we do is only possible because of the generous donations that we receive from our supporters. You are very important to us. Thank you so much for helping us in the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses across Northern Ireland.

      When you make a donation to Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, we promise that :

      • Your donation will be used wisely, responsibly and for the purpose given.
      • If a donation is made for a specific purpose we will honour that request.
      • We will safeguard your personal information in line with Data Protection principles.
      • We will communicate with you in accordance with your wishes.
      • Queries or complaints will be responded to as quickly as possible.
      • Administration costs will be kept to a minimum.
      • Your support will be acknowledged and we will keep you updated about how you are helping people who suffer from chest, heart or stroke illnesses.
      • Fundraisers will respect you as a donor and will be transparent in their dealings with you at all times.
      • Fundraisers will work to the highest professional standards and will adhere to the practices and guidelines as directed by the Institute of Fundraising.
      • Where donations are solicited indirectly, i.e. by 3rd party agencies, we recognise that donors have the right to request information about them.

      If you have any questions, please contact Supporter Care on 028 9026 6743 or