What is Gift Aid?
The Gift Aid scheme allows charities and community amateur sports clubs to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers from HM Revenue and Customs. This means that for every £1 you donate to us we will receive £1.25 in total, without costing you any extra.
How do I sign up to Gift Aid?
- Online: Complete our simple online form
- By Post: download and complete our Gift Aid form [PDF] and send it to our Honorary Treasurer.
How does it work?
You need to complete a Gift Aid declaration form. We can then claim Gift Aid on all your donations in the last 4 years and all future donations.
This form confirms that you are a UK taxpayer and that your charitable donations to us do not exceed the amount of tax you have paid during the tax year. If you pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
Keep your records up to date
It’s important that you let us know if you stop paying tax or if you change your name/address so that we can update our records.
- Email: contact our Honorary Treasurer
Am I eligible for Gift Aid?
You are eligible if:
- you are a UK taxpayer
- the tax you pay that year is at least equal to your donations to charity
You can Gift Aid donations if you pay income tax or capital gains tax, provided you have paid enough tax during the year to cover the amount we are reclaiming on your donations.
If you live on your pension alone and don’t pay tax, you won’t be eligible.
I’m a higher rate taxpayer
If you pay a higher rate of tax (40% or above), you can claim the difference between the higher and basic rate on the total value of your donation.
To receive the additional tax relief you must:
- Include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return
Need more help or support?
If you have any questions, or if your circumstances change, please contact our Honorary Treasurer.