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What is Gift Aid?

25% will added to your donation at no cost to you

If you are a UK tax payer, Gift Aid will automatically top up your donation to The Bobby Scheme by 25% at no extra cost to you. Gift Aid is a government scheme that encourages charitable giving.

Up to 22% extra allowance for higher rate tax payers

If you pay a higher rate of income tax, your donations may be included in the allowances on your tax return. This means that your donation costs you up to 22% less. The Charity Commission has given its approval and encouragement to HMRC’s Gift Aid process.

What it’s worth

Gift Aid is worth nearly £1 billion a year to charities and their donors. It is estimated that £250 million of tax rebates that could be claimed by higher rate tax payers to benefit UK charities are left unclaimed.

How Gift Aid works

Gift Aid is UK government initiative that allows tax relief on money donated to UK charities.

Gift Aid allows charities to reclaim the basic tax rate for a total of 25% on every donation. This means that for every £1 donated, HMRC will provide an additional £0.25 supplement on the donation. Please note: tax rates are subject to change.

Gift Aid rules

To qualify for Gift Aid reclaims, a donor must:

Be a registered UK tax payer
Donate as an individual and not on behalf of an organisation, a group of individuals or even on behalf of your family
Pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax equal to (or greater than) the tax that will be reclaimed on any donations during the current tax year
Confirm that the donation is for the general use of the charity and will not in any way directly benefit a family member or relative
Provide personal details for your Gift Aid declaration

Learn more about HMRC’s Gift Aid Scheme by clicking here

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