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SEED Madagascar

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Community Development Programme deposit, donation and additional costs

Deposit : £200

To participate on the SEED Madagascar Community Development Programme, we ask for a non-refundable deposit of £200 to confirm your place and then a pledge to raise a donation * towards our charitable causes as shown in the table below - of course we would be delighted if you manage to raise more !



Programme Duration

4 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

7 weeks

8 weeks

9 weeks 10 weeks







£200 £200

Donation *






£1695 £1795

Total Contribution






£1895 £1995

Your donation supports the charitable work of SEED Madagascar. Funds generated by the programme support the charity's projects in Madagascar, with 92% of all donations being spent in direct pursuit of our charitable aims.

Don't let the size of the donation put you off ! SEED Madagascar is there to support you with a wealth of fundraising experience and resources available to volunteers.Please see our fundraising advice page for further ideas.

You are of course welcome to make the donation from your own savings, although we do hope that, through fundraising activities, Volunteers will assist us to raise public awareness about the threats to the people and environment of Madagascar.

We ask for you to make your full donation to us at least 3 weeks prior to your departure date.

Whats included

The contribution you make covers scheduled transport costs for the duration of your programme from the point you are picked up at the airport in Fort Dauphin, transfer between project sites and drop off at the airport; all meals; full orientation and training in the required conservation field techniques; language classes in Madagascar and a dedicated team to guide you.

Additional Costs

Additionally volunteers need to cover their own pre-departure costs which are often around £1000-££1500 but vary depending on your country of departure and seasonality

International flights (from the UK)

£680 - £1000

Internal flights (Antananarivo to Fort Dauphin - return)

£330 -£450

Comprehensive travel insurance

£60 -£150

Tourist visa


Vaccinations, anti- malarials and other medical preperations

£30 -£80

Personal equipment (including a tent and sleeping mat)

£0 - £100

(These can sometimes be fund-raised too, with the prior agreement of SEED Madagascar).

Gift Aid

* SEED Madagascar seek to maximise donations to the charity by claiming Gift Aid from UK tax payers which can increase the value of funds you raise for us by 25%. Gift Aid can be claimed at the point of online donation by our partners Charity Check Out or Virgin Money Giving or by filling in our simple form. Full details on eligibility for Gift Aid can be found here

Under these criteria the deposit of £200 does not qualify and nor do any payments for additional expenses such as tent hire or internal flights.SEED can claim Gift Aid on all the donation you raise. While Gift Aid is an important part of our charity income, we do not count it toward your Total Contribution - but we very much appreciate the valuable added extra boost it gives to funding our charitable work. You are welcome to contact the Inland Revenue or SEED Madagascar should you have any further questions regarding Gift Aid.