Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective
ways of giving to charity. The scheme is operated by HRMC
and allows charities to claim the basic rate of tax on every
So for example, if you give us £20 we’ll actually be giving
us £25 if you complete a Gift Aid Declaration for us.
This makes your donation go further with relatively little
effort and at no cost to you.
Aid - the facts
individuals, the Gift Aid rules require the completion
Gift Aid Declaration Form. This provides us with the
minimum information required for us to be able to claim
Gift Aid on a donation.
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 collections).
that the Gift Aid claim is valid, meaning we can claim
the money back, it’s vitally important that all the
information asked for on the Gift Aid Declaration Form
We are required
to be able to provide, when requested, a valid declaration
through which Gift Aid has been claimed, so it’s incredibly
important that any forms sent back to us are accurate and
complete. We are required to collect the following minimum
information and to retain a record of it.
The name of
name and home address of the person making the
declaration, including their postcode. Declarations
cannot be made jointly.
indication that the person wants to make a declaration
and a statement as to which donations are to be covered
by the declaration (we use a tick box).
that the person making the declaration pays an amount of
income and/or capital gains tax for each tax year (6
April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least
equivalent to the tax that Mango Tree Goa will claim
from HM Revenue & Customs in that tax year.
Hold A Gift Aid Declaration For You
If you already donate to us and want to check that you are
gift aiding your donations then please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The good news is that if we don’t
have a Gift Aid Declaration for you and you have donated at
any time in the last four years then we can still claim gift
aid on your donation.