Grow your giving with Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid?

If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charity donations by allowing charities to reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift at no extra cost to you. We can claim 25p for every £1 you give and it costs you nothing except a few minutes of your time to fill out the WCCM in the UK Gift Aid Declaration form or our online form.

How does Gift Aid work?

If you’re a UK taxpayer who pays tax on income or capital gains, add Gift Aid whenever you make a donation and the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – that’s a whopping 25p for every £1 you give.

Higher rate taxpayers can claim additional tax benefits for donations they make to charity, which you can keep or pass on to any charitable organisation. Simply indicate how much you have donated when completing your tax self-assessment form.

If you don’t pay income tax, your donation is not eligible for Gift Aid. Why?

If your income is below the income tax personal allowance, you will not pay income tax and consequently are no longer be able to claim Gift Aid on eligible donations.

If this applies to you, please ensure all existing Gift Aid declarations are cancelled; failure to do so could mean that HMRC may recover the claimed Gift Aid back from you or, in some cases, the charity that received the donation.

See the HMRC website for details of personal tax allowances.

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