Gift Aid is a simple way to make your donation go the extra mile – without costing you a penny more
If you use Gift Aid when you donate, for every £1 you give, we claim another 25p from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
The best thing about Gift Aid? It doesn't cost you anything, and it doesn't affect your donation or your taxes. You just have to be a UK tax payer.
How Gift Aid works
Gift Aid applies to regular and/or one-off donations. It also applies if you've donated from a joint bank account, as long as the donation comes from a person who pays tax.
You can Gift Aid your donations to as many charities as you like, as long as your total tax paid covers the total Gift Aid amount (that's not the total donation, just the amount to be claimed by charities as Gift Aid).
The tax you've paid can come from:
- Income tax.
- Any property or savings taxes you pay (not including ISAs).
- Any tax you pay on company shares or dividends, or on your pension.
VAT and Council Tax don't apply.
We can only claim at the basic rate – but if you’re a higher rate taxpayer, you can reclaim the additional tax on your donations yourself. Just include your charitable gifts on your tax self-assessment form to claim back 20%.
If you would like to make a Gift Aid declaration, or you have already made a donation and want to add Gift Aid, please fill out our quick online form.
If you have further questions or need any tax advice, please contact the HMRC Charities Help Line on 0300 123 1073.
If your tax situation changes, or if you want to cancel or change your regular donation, you can contact us:
Phone: 0300 123 2112 (open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)
Email: [email protected]