Understanding Gift Aid (for UK donors only)

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid allows charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to receive an extra 25p for every £1 donated to them, so more money goes to the causes you care about – without costing you extra! Charities and CASCs claim the benefit (which would otherwise have been taxed at 25%, the basic rate of donor tax) from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Is my donation eligible for Gift Aid?

Only donations made by UK taxpayers qualify for Gift Aid.

HMRC regulations state that Gift Aid can’t be claimed on a donation if:

  • it was made on behalf of someone else or a group of people
  • it was made on behalf of a company
  • it was made to a family member or friend participating in an event and the charity paid some of their costs of participation
  • the donation was made in return for goods, rights or services.

For a charity to claim Gift Aid on your donation, you must make a Gift Aid declaration. This can be done by ticking the Gift Aid box on the GivenGain donation page as part of the donation process. It confirms that you’re a UK taxpayer and that Gift Aid may be claimed on your donation.

What if I don’t live in the UK?

UK taxpayers living overseas can still claim Gift Aid.

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