Gift Aid

Under Gift Aid, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will usually top up every £1 given to a charity with 25p. So Charitable Funds could receive an extra £250 for every £1,000 you donate with no extra expense to you or your sponsors.*

For donations to be eligible for Gift Aid, the donor needs to be a UK taxpayer and have paid an equal amount in income/capital gains tax. This means, for us to claim £2.50 on a £10 donation, the sponsor must have paid at least £2.50 in tax. Gift Aid cannot be claimed on company donations or collections from other people.

To allow us to claim this much-needed additional income, you or your sponsors must:

  1. tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you or fill out a gift aid declaration form
  2. write their full name and title
  3. include their home address with full postcode
  4. avoid ditto marks. If a number of sponsors live at the same address, they must each complete the address and postcode fields
  5. donate individually. You cannot make joint donations, for example from Mr & Mrs Smith as the HMRC needs to determine who the taxpayer is

 For more information about Gift Aid, please visit HMRC's website:

*Please note that Gift Aid top-ups should not considered as part of your sponsorship target.

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