Terms of Use

These Terms were last modified on Jan 28, 2019.

The following terms and conditions (this “TOS”) govern the use of the validaid.org website and all domains, webpages, sub domains and subparts therein contained (the “WEBSITE”). All services available through the Website are provided by validaid. (“VALIDAID“).

The WEBSITE and all services (collectively, the “SERVICES”) are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that be published from time to time on the WEBSITE by VALIDAID (collectively, “THE AGREEMENT”).

By using or accessing any part of the WEBSITE you agree to become bound by all of the TOS of this agreement. If you do not agree to all of the TOS contained in this agreement then you may not access the Website or use any of its SERVICES.

VALIDAID provides a quick and easy method for matching charities and social enterprises with funders. Payments are transacted through Stripe (hereafter known as “Facilitated Payment Mode”, or “FPM”).

validaidLite Users

validaid is committed to helping charities and social enterprises of all sizes access funding that is usually only visible to larger organisations. We always strive to include all organisations and have created validaidLite, a non-subscription plan mainly aimed at helping smaller organisations, validaidLite charges a 6% sustainability administration fee, only on receipt of successful grant funding from a validaid match.

Users signing up to validaidLite, are giving their permission to being charged the 6% sustainability administration fee, they agree to provide their annual income statement when requested, and adhere to all of validaid’s terms & conditions. Users can change, edit or cancel any plan by contacting info@validaid.org.


VALIDAID reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this TOS at any time. It is your responsibility to check this TOS periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this TOS constitutes acceptance of those changes. If any change to this TOS is not acceptable to you, you must cease accessing the WEBSITE and its SERVICES.


2.1 Your Use of These Services

VALIDAID hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to access and use the SERVICES solely for the purposes searching for, viewing, applying for, a grant or project that is registered on the WEBSITE, in each case in compliance with the TOS.

You must not:


By registering an account on the WEBSITE you agree to:

provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the WEBSITE registration form (the “REGISTRATION DATA”) and main and promptly update the REGISTRATION DATA to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.


By registering an account on the WEBSITE, you are fully responsible for maintaining the security and confidentially of your account. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including, without limitation, all actions by sub-users with access your account. You agree to immediately notify VALIDAID of any unauthorised access to your account. VALIDAID will not be liable for any loss, damage or other liability arising from your failure to comply with this section of the TOS or from any unauthorised access to or use of your account.


3.1 Your Content

If you use the WEBSITE and upload any links, videos, audio files, photographs, graphics or computer software (“CONTENT”) you hereby grant VALIDAID a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, distribute, translate, publish your CONTENT, in whole or in part for any purpose whatsoever.

You are entirely responsible for your CONTENT and any harm resulting from your CONTENT. By making your CONTENT available through the SERVICES, you agree not to:


VALIDAID has not reviewed, and cannot review all of the material uploaded to the WEBSITE. VALIDAID does not represent, or imply that it endorses any material uploaded to the WEBSITE. You are responsible for taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your computer from any malicious software, such as worms, malware, spyware, Trojan horses or other destructive or harmful content.

The WEBSITE may contain content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, pornographic, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, racist or invasive of another person’s privacy as well as technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes and other errors.

The WEBSITE may also contain material that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any individual or organisation.

VALIDAID has not reviewed and cannot review material included on third party websites which is made available through the websites and webpages to which VALIDAID links to. VALIDAID does not have any control over material made available on websites other than the WEBSITE.

VALIDAID accepts no responsibility for any harm, loss or damage as a result of CONTENT posted to the WEBSITE, made available through the SERVICES or made available on third party websites other than the WEBSITE.


VALIDAID accepts no responsibility for any harm, loss or damage as a result of a registered organisation breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Registered funders may email applicants with news relating to their application, but they must provide the option to consent to such communications


When making a payment through the WEBSITE you are contracting directly with the VALIDAID. When using a FPM, users effect the applicable monetary payment transaction through the FPM service and are bound by the applicable terms of use governing the FPM service.


VALIDAID, in its sole discretion, may terminate access to your account, accounts or any part of the SERVICES with or without cause and with or without notice, effective immediately. VALIDAID may remove and discard any and all of your CONTENT within the SERVICES at any time and for any reason or no reason. If you wish to terminate this AGREEMENT, you should discontinue to use this WEBSITE.

All provisions of this TOS that by their nature should survive termination of your right to use the SERVICES shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.


VALIDAID reserves the right at any time to, and from time to time may modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the SERVICES or any part thereof the SERVICES for any reason or for no reason with or without notice. You agree that VALIDAID shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuation of the SERVICES.


This AGREEMENT does not transfer from VALIDAID to you any VALIDAID or any third party intellectual property and all rights and such property will remain solely with VALIDAID.


Validaid, validaid.org, the Validaid logo are registered trademarks of VALIDAID. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the WEBSITE may be the trademarks of third parties. Your use of the WEBSITE grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any VALIDAID or third-party trademarks.


All SERVICES are provided “AS IS”. VALIDAID hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. VALIDAID makes any warranty that the WEBSITE or SERVICES will be error-free or that access to the SERVICES will be continuous or uninterrupted. You obtain content or services through, the WEBSITE at your own discretion and risk.


VALIDAID and its suppliers or licensors shall not be liable with respect to any subject matter of this AGREEMENT under any circumstances, contract, negligence strict liability or other legal theory for: any special, indirect, incidental or consequential, punitive or exemplary damages including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses the cost of procurement for substitute products or services for the interruption or discontinuance of use or loss of or corruption of data for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to VALIDAID and capped at £1000 any matters beyond VALIDAID’s reasonable control your content or any content of any other users of the SERVICES.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold VALIDAID and its affiliates, suppliers, contractors and licensors and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents and other partners from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, accounting fees arising out of your use of the WEBSTE, including but not limited to your violation of this AGREEMENT.