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Gift Aid it!

Make your donations go further

* based on 2010/11 rates.

The Government operates a scheme called Gift Aid allowing charities to claim back the basic rate of tax on all eligible donations received.

This means if you are a UK taxpayer you can make your gifts worth 25 pence more for every £1 donated at no extra cost to you.

For example:

  • You donate £10
  • The taxman will add £2.50 Gift Aid
  • We will receive a total of £12.50

So your £10 would be worth an extra £2.50 to us.

If you make a regular monthly donation of £5 a month, i.e. £60 a year under Gift Aid, we will be able to reclaim £15 over the year. So you can see how quickly Gift Aid mounts up.

We can even claim back Gift Aid on your sponsorship forms, so please do check that all your eligible sponsors tick the Gift Aid box.

Complete our Gift Aid form

We claim back the Gift Aid amount direct from HMRC and all you need to do is complete our
Gift Aid Declaration form for our records.

Giving by Gift Aid means your donation works harder for relatively little extra effort from you.

Who is eligible?

You must be a UK taxpayer. If you are retired you may still be eligible if you pay tax on your pension and savings.

You should be paying income tax or capital gains tax equal to the amount we can reclaim on your donations in any particular year, currently 25p for every £1.

How is it done?

To ensure that the Gift Aid claim is valid it is important that all the information asked for on the Gift Aid Declaration Form is provided.

  • Your full name
  • Your full address including post code (work addressees are not eligible for Gift Aid)
  • The amount sponsored
  • A tick in the ‘reclaim tax’ box

Your support can make all the difference

If you have already made or are planning to make a donation please complete our Gift Aid declaration form as your support will make a significant difference to the amount of money we can raise. Thank you.

If you have any questions regarding Gift Aid please contact the fundraising department on 0141 427 4911 or email

Gift Aid Declaration form

Gift Aid Declaration Form