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Gift Aid

Every gift you make to Chailey Heritage Foundation could be worth even more, just by choosing to Gift Aid it. For every pound you give we’ll get an extra 25p from the UK Government, at no extra cost to you.

Gift Aid is an initiative that allows donations given to charity to be tax-effective. As soon as you give your permission, by completing our Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim the tax back on your donation.

You qualify for Gift Aid if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a UK taxpayer
  • You pay enough tax (You pay Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax at a rate at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, otherwise it is your responsibility to pay the difference.)

Sign up to Gift Aid today

Whenever you donate to us online or over the phone, you’ll be asked if you want to add Gift Aid to your donation. Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten to add Gift Aid - you can sign up today. Download a Gift Aid Form here and post it back to us. Or fill out the online declaration form below. It’ll add Gift Aid to the past 4 years of your donations to Chailey Heritage Foundation and any donations you make in the future, until you tell us otherwise.

By completing this form I confirm that

  • I am a UK taxpayer. Please treat all donations I make or have made to Chailey Heritage Foundation for the past 4 years as Gift Aid donations until I notify you otherwise.
  • I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Register for Gift Aid

Please contact us if you want to cancel or amend this declaration, if you no longer pay sufficient Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax, or if your address changes. Please let us know by calling 01825 724752 or email: fundraising@chf.org.uk

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Does my donation qualify for Gift Aid?

Gift Aid can be claimed on both individual and sponsorship donations provided they are gifts. Certain donations are not eligible for Gift Aid. If your donations fall into any of the following categories, Gift Aid should not be claimed:

  • You have been charged an entry fee e.g. a ticket for performance or a sports event • You have bought something
  • You have entered a competition e.g. a raffle or sweepstake
  • Your donation is on behalf of someone else or a group of people e.g. collection from work colleagues

What if I pay tax at the higher rate?

If you pay tax at a rate of 40% or above, you can claim the difference between the higher and basic rate on the total 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
  • Ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code

Do I have to make a gift aid claim with every donation?

No. To make it easy for both you and Chailey Heritage Foundation, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we’ll continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you’re eligible.

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