Support Us Making your donation go further with Gift Aid Gift Aid is a way for you to make your donation go 25% further. If you are a UK tax payer and would like for us to be able to reclaim and 25% in tax on your donation, please click on the link and complete the form. Yes I want to make my donation go further. Below are some FAQs in regards to Gift Aid What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer at no extra cost to you. For Example: If you made a donation of £100, then the UK government will contribute 25% of your donation as Gift Aid (£25 in this case), the total donation will be £125. (£100 + 25% Gift Aid = £125 total donation) What do I have to do? When you donate, you’ll be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Please note that Gift Aid can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at a rate at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year. How can I change my Gift Aid status? You can complete the form above and update you status. You can also use this form to let us know, when you have stopped paying tax and therefore are no longer eligible for Gift Aid. Gift Aid should not be claimed when: Under UK law, certain donations are not eligible for Gift Aid. If your donation falls into any of the following categories, Gift Aid shouldn’t be claimed: Donations made by anyone who is not a UK taxpayer. The Gift Aid scheme is unique to the UK, your donation will not be eligible for Gift Aid. Donations made on behalf of someone else or a group of people – For example, you collect money from your friends and family and then made a bulk donation. Even if they are UK taxpayers, the donation is not eligible. HMRC needs a Gift Aid declaration from each of the donors contributing to the collection. Donations made in return for something. For example, you are making a donation in return for a ticket to attend an event, most purchases of goods at an auction, a cake sale donation, or buying a raffle ticket. Donations made on behalf of a company (however, the company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity) Benefits to higher-rate taxpayers If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 20% (i.e. the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate at 20%). What if I am a pensioner? You may still be paying tax on a private pension plan or a savings account, or capital gains tax if you sell either some property or shares. You are still eligible if you have paid enough tax during the year to cover the amount we are reclaiming on your donations. What if I don’t live in the UK? A person living overseas can still claim Gift Aid provided that they are a UK taxpayer and can satisfy the Gift Aid declaration in the donation process.