As a charity registered with the Charity Commission and Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs (HMRC), Gift Aid is a tax-related benefit that our charity can enjoy.
Benefits of Gift Aid
If you confirm that you want Gift Aid to apply to your donation, we will receive a further 25% of the value of your donation directly from HMRC. So, a £1 donation with Gift Aid allows us to reclaim 25p from HMRC, making your actual donation worth £1.25 to our charity. If that 25% is applied across all of our donations, the impact is huge.
Gift Aid enables charities that are properly registered to claim back the basic rate of tax for any donation they receive from a UK taxpayer. This is because HMRC have accepted that charitable donations should be tax exempt and every Gift Aid donation is regarded as having already been taxed at the basic rate. For higher-rate tax payers we can reclaim basic rate tax through Gift Aid but you will need to reclaim higher marginal tax paid through your annual self-assessment tax process.
How you can help us
For the EHE Rare Cancer Charity (UK) to claim back the tax on a donation we simply need the donor to confirm that they are happy for us to reclaim the tax and that they are a UK taxpayer. For donations or pledges made through our EHERCC Just Giving page, please complete the Gift Aid information you will be asked for on the page. For direct gifts in to our bank account or by cheque we need you to complete and send us our Gift Aid form, a copy of which you can obtain from the GIFT AID FORM link below. For more detail on Gift Aid, click the GIFT AID INFO link below, which will take you to the relevant section of the HMRC website.
All you need to do is complete the appropriate Gift Aid forms or provide the information requested. It will apply to any future donations you make as well as the current one, so you won’t have to fill it in again. If you do decide to Gift Aid your donation we would be very grateful. But we do understand that some donors will want to reclaim the tax themselves. Whatever you decide to do, we will be extremely grateful for your donation because, without you, we cannot win our fight against EHE.