A guide to Gift Aid for donors
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.
What do I have to do?
In order for a charity to claim Gift Aid, you need to update the Gift Aid details in your account. These details include your title and address as well as whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Note: Gift Aid can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at a rate at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year.
When you make a donation, you'll have a option to tick, or untick the Gift Aid declaration option, enabling a charity to subsequently claim Gift Aid.
Note: Gift Aid cannot be claimed in the following cases:
When making a donation in return for tickets (raffles, events and auctions) or goods and services.
Making a donation on behalf of someone else or a group of people e.g a friend gives you a £5 note, which you subsequently donate to your own page (HMRC requires the individual donor's details).
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.
If a charity is contributing to the cost. For example, if the charity is paying for the cost of an event / challenge.