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Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. This means that if you were to make a donation of £100 to the hospice, you’ll actually be giving us £125 at no extra cost to you!

It is a fantastic way of making your donation go further and it’s very important to us. If you’re able to, please let us know that we can claim Gift Aid on your donations by completing the form below.

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can increase by 25% under the scheme at no extra cost to you!

Download a printable enduring Gift Aid form

Gift aid FAQ's

In order for the hospice to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

If you’re making a donation online, you can tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form. If you’ve just made a donation and would like it to be “Gift Aid-ed”, please fill in the form above.

Certainly! You can download one of our shop Gift Aid forms here. Complete this and hand it in when you donate your goods to one of our shops and we’ll take care of the rest.

A declaration is a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the Government.

Your declaration will cover your present, future and past donations to the hospice. We can back-claim up to four years in the past and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise.

To let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration, please email us at or call us on 01228 810801.

If you pay higher rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax 40 and/or 50 per cent and the basic rate of tax 20 per cent on the total ‘gross’ value of your donation. If you want to receive the additional tax relief you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

The SA Donate Scheme ceased from April 2012. This means that donors can no longer send a tax refund to a charity straight from their tax return. Donors can still donate their tax refund to any charity themselves and claim Gift Aid if the qualifying conditions have been met.

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