Gift Aid

Make your donations worth 25% more!

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a government initiative that allows charities like us, to reclaim basic rate tax (25%) on donations made by UK taxpayers.

If you pay tax in the UK and you give your permission through a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim 25p on every £1 you donate to us, making your gifts worth 25% more!

Do I qualify for Gift Aid?

To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay enough income tax and/or capital gains tax in the UK in that tax year (from 6 April one year to 5 April the next) to cover the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs will reclaim through Gift Aid on your donations for that same tax year.

For example, if you donate £100 a year, you will need to pay at least £25 or more in income tax and/or capital gains tax for that tax year to qualify for Gift Aid.

What if I pay a higher rate of tax?

If you pay a higher tax rate, you can claim the difference between the higher rate (40%) and basic rate (20%) on the total value of your donation, which you can pass on to the charity.

Please visit the HMRC website to find out more about claiming back higher rate tax.

How do I Gift Aid my donations?

It’s simple – just complete our online Gift Aid declaration form by following the link below.

Alternatively, all our online donation forms and printed donation forms also include a Gift Aid declaration. Alternatively, you can call us on 02890 777123 and we’ll send you a form through the post.

Gift Aid Eligibility Form

Make your donations go further and click here to complete our form

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