What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a tax relief for charities in the UK to increase donations at no extra cost to the donor. When a charity receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, the organisation is entitled to claim an extra 25% paid on that donation. A charity can reclaim 25p from HMRC for every £1.00 donated.
How does Gift Aid work?
The donors need to give their consent for the charity to reclaim tax on their donations. They do this through making a Gift Aid Declaration, which may be on a donation envelope. For a Gift Aid Declaration to be valid it must include:
- the donor’s full name
- the donor’s home address including house number/name and postcode
- the donor has confirmed they wish to Gift Aid - ticking a box or signing the declaration
Click here for a Sample of a completed Gift Aid Declaration Form
Can I Gift Aid?
As a donor you must be a UK taxpayer and have paid UK income tax or capital gains tax in that tax year, at least equal to the tax that the charity will reclaim on the individual’s donations.
Download the Gift Aid Declaration or if you prefer contact the office for Gift Aid Envelopes using the details below.
Telephone: 028 9045 1020