Giving to charity through Gift Aid

Information for UK income tax payers-

Gift Aid can increase the value of your donation by allowing us to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations. .

How Gift Aid works

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities take your donation - which is money you've already paid tax on - and reclaim the basic rate tax from HMRC. on its 'gross' equivalent - the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.

Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity. For donations between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011 the charity will also get a separate government supplement of three pence on every pound you give.

To participate you should inform our contact desk at the time you are arranging for goods to be collected that you are willing for us to reclaim the tax. Then when our driver calls he will give you a pre-printed sheet for you to sign. Sign it and we will do the rest.