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Last updated: 20 Jul 2021 11:38 Posted in: AIA

About the AIA Educational & Benevolent Trust

The AIA Educational & Benevolent Trust has two main purposes: provide funding to support educational development in the accountancy profession and to make a meaningful difference to AIA members who have fallen on tough times.

The Trust is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, registration number 1118333.

The income for the Trust comes almost exclusively from donations from AIA members.

Amazon Smile

We've signed up to Amazon Smile meaning when you shop, Amazon gives.

Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon. It features the same products at the same prices as the standard Amazon site. The only difference is, when you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the cost of all eligible products to the AIA Educational & Benevolent Trust.

How much does Amazon Smile donate?

Amazon automatically donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to your chosen charity when you shop on The good news is shopping with Amazon Smile doesn’t cost you, or your chosen charity, any extra.

How do I get Amazon smile?

To sign up for Amazon Smile, visit

If you already have an Amazon account, you can begin shopping instantly. Simply visit to get started.

  • Log in to your Amazon account and search AIA Educational & Benevolent Trust in the ‘pick your own charity’ search bar
  • Select AIA Educational & Benevolent Trust
  • You’ll receive an email from Amazon and you’re ready to shop
  • Shop as you normally would, knowing each purchase you make also makes a difference to those that need the support of the AIA Educational & Benevolent Trust. 
  • We recommend bookmarking the site so ensure all purchases are made through the charity. 
Click here to find out more about AIA charities