Gift Aid

If you are eligible, Gift Aid is a quick and easy way to add value to your donation. With every penny making a difference, this boosts your gift to our charity and means your donation will go so much further!

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer.

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When can I claim Gift Aid?

You can claim Gift Aid on any ‘freewill gifts’, so long as you are not getting anything in return for your donation. For example, a raffle ticket would not qualify as you are receiving something in exchange for your donation.

Gift Aid should not be claimed when:

Making a donation on behalf of someone else or a group of people. For example, if a friend gives you £10 which you donate to your Fundraising Page using your own card and details. Even if your friend is a UK taxpayer, the donation is not eligible because HMRC needs to know the details of the person actually contributing the funds.

Making a donation on behalf of a company. You can only make Gift Aid declarations on your own taxpayer status when spending your own money. However, a company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity.

Making a donation to a family member who’s taking part in an event and their charity is contributing to the cost. For example, if you’re donating to a close family member who is doing an overseas trek and the charity is paying for the cost of their trip.

Benefits to higher rate tax payers

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. If you are not a UK taxpayer, you can still make a donation but it will not be eligible for Gift Aid.

What if I don’t live in the UK?

A person living overseas can still claim Gift Aid if they are a UK taxpayer and can satisfy the Gift Aid declaration in the donation process.

What if my donation isn’t eligible?

If your donation isn’t eligible for Gift Aid, it will still make a huge difference to us.


If donating through fundraising sites, such as JustGiving, SportsGiving, LocalGiving etc, please remember to select Gift Aid if you are eligible.

This addition to your donation will be a great to boost to the bereaved children, young people, and families that we support.