The Gift Aid scheme enables charities to reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs on personal donations from UK taxpayers, currently adding 25% more at no extra cost to the donor. Even though that may only seem like a small amount, you will be surprised how it all adds up.
Here are a few examples of how Gift Aid can increase your donations:
- a £5 donation = £6.25 with Gift Aid
- a £25 donation = £31.25 with Gift Aid
- a £100 donation = £125 with Gift Aid
There's no extra cost to you - all you have to do is fill in a simple Gift Aid declaration form. This means that you confirm that you are a UK tax payer and that you are happy for us to reclaim the tax. All personal donations qualify - large or small, regular or one-off, and whatever the method of payment.