Gift Aid is a government scheme which enables registered charities in the United Kingdom to claim the tax back from the HMRC on donations.
How it works
If you are currently a UK taxpayer and you fill out a Gift Aid declaration when you make a donation, we can claim back 25p for every £1 that you donate.
Once you have signed your Gift Aid declaration it is valid for all gifts in the future, and for any gifts you have made to us in the four years prior to signing the declaration.
Please be advised that Gift Aid cannot be claimed on donations made on behalf of a group or a collection.
To declare all the donations you have made in the last four years, and any you may give in the future that are eligible for Gift Aid, please contact our Supporter services on 020 7239 3131 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, please download, complete and return a Gift Aid form.
You can make a Gift Aid declaration in respect of one or all donations made to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity in the past four years, and the declaration can last indefinitely.
The declaration will be effective as long as you pay United Kingdom income and/or capital gains tax equal to or greater than the tax paid on your donation.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity will claim back tax at the basic rate, so if you are a higher rate taxpayer you can claim further tax relief on your self-assessment form.
You can make a declaration and join the scheme by post or by email, or you can call 020 7239 3131 to make a declaration. You will have 30 days to cancel, if necessary, before a claim is made. You are able to cancel at any time after that, should your circumstances change.
You must keep the charity informed of changes in your tax status and changes of name and/or address.
For further information or to discuss your eligibility please contact supporter services at email@example.com or on 020 7239 3131.
You can read the HMRC's full guidelines here.