If you’re a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you.
Gift Aid is a government scheme which allows charities to claim an amount of tax paid on a donation from a UK taxpayer (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year). By agreeing to Gift Aid, we can reclaim 25p on every pound you give (and 28p on every pound you gave before 5 April 2008).
To qualify, the amount of income and/or capital gains tax you pay in a given tax year (6th April one year to 5th April next year) must be at least equal to the amount of tax claimed by all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs on all your donations. Other taxes, such as council tax and VAT, do not qualify. As this amount is calculated over the whole financial year, it doesn’t matter whether the tax is paid regularly, just how much has been paid in the tax year as a whole.
If you are a higher tax payer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office.
If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.