“Safe Communities Portugal is a non-profit association run by unpaid volunteers. We therefore rely on donations to provide our services to the community we serve. Your generosity by making a donation to help keep Portugal a safe place to live and visit would therefore be much appreciated.

During the new coronavirus outbreak our team of volunteers have worked 7 days a week to provide you with the best news and advice we can. We do not receive or expect payment for these services, as that is the nature of our work as a non-profit volunteer association.”

However we have incurred extra costs through upgrades to website, translation work, printing and administrative costs for example.

Your generosity by making a donation to help maintain and further develop the work of the association and thereby help keep Portugal a safe place to live and visit would be appreciated. Any amount helps.  

Three ways to make a donation

Paypal – If you would like to make a donation through


By cheque – If you wish to donate by cheque the bank account name is “Associacao SCP Safe Communities Portugal” and cheques can be posted to Caixa 207-Z, Alfontes, Boliqueime, 8100-062, Algarve.

By interbank transfer – If you wish to donate through inter- bank transfer please use the same name with the following account details IBAN:   PT50 0033 0000 4542 9864 44705

NIB: 0033 0000 4542 9864 44705


All donations should be marked “Donation for crime prevention and public safety”.

If you want a receipt, give us your name and NIF nr please.

Thank you!

David Thomas

Safe Communities Portugal”


The money is spent as follows:

  • Administration costs
  • Website development maintenance
  • Newsletter
  • Legal compliances including Notary charges
  • Accounts
  • Internal travel for meetings by public transport
  • Overnight accommodation where unavoidable
  • Translations
  • Insurance
  • Seminars/Exhibition
  • Bank charges
  • Printing
  • Display items such as roll ups
  • Office Equipment