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Transferring funds to a trust or an unincorporated association's account

If you would like to transfer your funds to a trust account or as an association that has not been issued a registration number or tax ID, please see this article for help setting up transfers, then read the information below to understand what will be required. If you are asked to upload documents and are having trouble with that process, please use this secure form to send your documents to us.

NB: Accounts in Canada will not be able to transfer to an unincorporated association and should transfer the funds to a personal bank account instead.

Unincorporated association or club

  • If your organization is not connected to a registration number, you can enter 0’s (zeroes) when prompted for your tax ID/​registration number.
  • You must submit a registration document (or a club charter confirming the establishment) for the association, signed and dated within the past year by a named business owner. 
  • Upload a valid form of official photo ID belonging to the person responsible for receiving funds (ultimate beneficial owner), as well as the organisation’s bank statement

Trust account

  • Provide the full name of the trust account when setting up transfers
  • Be (or be in contact with) a trustee of the account
  • Know if the trust has a tax ID or if it’s connected to an individual’s name

Our payment processor may require the following for a trust account:

  • The name, email address and a copy of both sides (front and back) of a form of official ID for the individual setting up transfers.
  • If the trust is connected to a tax ID, you will need to enter the tax ID and provide a copy of its government registration.
  • A picture of the bank statement for the trust account showing all of the following information:
    • The bank logo or bank letterhead (must be issued by the bank)
    • The trust’s name as the account holder
    • The bank account number entered in your GoFundMe account
    • Your sort code (if in the UK)

Please also note the following:

    • If you don’t have a bank statement, you can also upload a photo of a crossed cheque that shows the entire cheque from edge to edge and meets the above requirements.
    • If you bank online, it's unlikely that you will be able to take screenshots of your account, but you should still be able to download a statement from your online account.
    • The photo must be clear and display all four corners of the document.
    • the file size must be between 100 KB and 2 MB.
    • The statement must be no older than 30 days.
    • The file type must be a JPG or JPEG.
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