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Gift Aid is an amazing way for CHUF to receive even more from every donation you give.  Whatever the value, your gift could be worth more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give to CHUF.

How does Gift Aid work?

Put simply, Gift Aid is a government initiative that allows donations given to charity to be tax-effective.  As soon as you give your permission by completing a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim the tax back on your donation. This means that a £10 donation will be worth £12.50 and for every £100 gift, we will actually receive £125!

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

If you are a UK tax payer, yes. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or occupational pension
  • Stocks and shares
  • Bank and building society savings accounts
  • Rental income
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends.

Are all donations eligible for Gift Aid?

Not all donations are eligible for Gift Aid, if your donation falls under any of the following categories Gift Aid can not be claimed.

  • Donations made by anyone that is not a UK taxpayer
  • Donations made on behalf of someone else or a group of people – For example, you collect money from your friends and family and then made a bulk donation.  Even if they are UK taxpayers, the donation is not eligible. HMRC needs a Gift Aid declaration from each of the donors contributing to the collection.
  • Donations made in return for something – For example, you are making a donation in return for a ticket to attend an event, or a raffle ticket.
  • Donations made on behalf of a company – You can only make Gift Aid declarations on your own taxpayer status when spending your own money. However, the company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity.

Are you a higher rate taxpayer?

If you pay tax at a rate of 40% or above, you can claim the difference between the higher and basic rate on your donation. Do this:

  • Through your Self Assessment tax return
  • By asking HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to amend your tax code

What should I do if I move house, or change my name?

Please let us know if any of your circumstances change so that we can keep your record up-to-date on our systems.

How do I cancel my declaration?

Simply inform us that you are no longer a UK taxpayer, in writing or over the telephone and we will stop reclaiming tax on your donations immediately.

How do I sign a Gift Aid declaration?

Please drop us a line at info@chuf.org.uk and we will send a CHUF declaration form out to you.

OVER
£10,000,000

donated to support the Childrens Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital

Children's Heart Unit Fund - CHUF

Nelson House, Fleming Business Centre,
Burdon Terrace, Jesmond. NE2 3AE.



CHUF is a registered charity in England and Wales No 1160831 © 2018.

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