The process is simple – all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration. If you are donating online, just tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form. Alternatively, if you have donated previously you can use the form below to update your Gift Aid status.
Update Your Gift Aid Status
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Gift Aid explained in this video
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.*
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 not a UK taxpayer? – The Gift Aid scheme is unique to the UK, your donation will not be eligible for Gift Aid.