Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity. If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make your donation worth 25% more with Gift Aid, at no extra cost to you.
Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows Anaphylaxis UK to claim the tax you have already paid on your donations from HM Revenues and Customs.
For every donation you give, we get an extra 25% from the government – at no extra cost to you. So, if you give £4, we can get an additional £1. A £20 gift will be worth £25 – with the extra £5 coming from the government. It also counts for donations you’ve made in the past, up to four years ago.
You need to be a UK taxpayer and have paid or expect to pay enough income/capital gains tax in the tax year your gift was received to cover all the Gift Aid donations you made to charity that year.
If you pay income tax at a rate of 40% or above, you can claim the difference between the basic and higher rate from HM Revenue and Customs (either through your self-assessment tax return or asking HMRC to amend your tax code).
Gift Aid only applies to gifts and donations. Therefore, we can claim the tax on individual and sponsorship donations made to Anaphylaxis UK, and your declaration will cover all cash, cheque, postal order, Direct Debit, standing order, and credit and debit card donations.