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Gift Aid 

Make your donations go further

Gift Aid is a scheme operated by the Government which allows St Elizabeth Hospice to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated by its supporters. So if you donate £100, it means that you’ll actually be giving us at least £125 at absolutely no extra cost. Sign up for the Gift Aid scheme today and your donations will go even further.

The facts about Gift Aid

  • For individuals, the Gift Aid rules require a Gift Aid Declaration. You can complete this online using the form below.
  • This provides us with the minimum information required for us to be able to claim Gift Aid on a donation.
  • Gift Aid can be claimed on individual and sponsorship donations that are made to St Elizabeth Hospice
  • Gift Aid applies only to ‘gifts’. That means we can’t use Gift Aid to boost fundraising totals on activities where people have been charged an entry fee or have entered a competition. This also extends to activities where the donor can’t be traced (such as giving to collections).
  • For your donation to be eligible for Gift Aid you must have paid an amount of income tax (or capital gains tax) at least equal to the amount of tax reclaimed by all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs on all your donations in the tax year (6th April one year to 5th April the next). Currently 25p for every £1 donated. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
  • Please remember to update us about any changes in your tax circumstances or if you change your name or address.

We can claim Gift Aid on items donated to our shops

Last year we raised over £80,000 from Gift Aid on items donated to our shops.

Higher Rate Tax Payers and Gift Aid

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 Self Assessment 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.

You can find out more details about the Gift Aid scheme on the HMRC website or get in touch with the fundraising team on 01473 723600 or email