What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a scheme which allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated and is a great way to make donations go further at no extra cost to you!

Are there restrictions?

Yes, take a look at the list below to make sure your donation is eligible;

  • You must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donations in that tax year then it is your responsibility to pay any difference.
  • We can only claim Gift Aid on donations, it cannot be claimed if you have received something in return. For example the purchase of an event ticket, entry into a competition or a slice of cake
  • When receiving sponsorship make sure your lovely sponsors put down their name and full home address as well as, date and tick the Gift Aid column. We cannot claim Gift Aid if you complete the form on their behalf.  You can download a sponsorship form here.

For more information about regulations surrounding Gift Aid visit the HMRC website.

Great! What do I need to do?

If you are taking part in a sponsored challenge, simply download a sponsorship form and send it to us with the money you have raised. If you choose to pay your money in online, please don’t tick the Gift Aid box, just send us the sponsorship form separately and we will be able to claim Gift Aid on eligible donations.

If you are making an individual donation complete this Gift Aid form and return it to us with your donation. Alternatively if you are paying-in your money online, simply tick the Gift Aid box.

If you have any questions or would like any more information you can either send an email or call us on 020 7605 0100.