Gift Aid explained

If you are a UK taxpayer, you could make your gift to our hospice go further by signing up to Gift Aid.

Gift Aid is a scheme run by the UK government which allows charities like ours to claim the tax that supporters have already paid on the amount they have donated. This means we could get an extra 25p for every £1 you donate to us.

It will cost you nothing and if you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim a rebate on your annual tax return.

How to sign up to Gift Aid

All you have to do to sign up to Gift Aid is download and fill in the form at the bottom of this page and send it to us with your donation to:

 

Appeals Department

Severn Hospice

Apley Castle

Telford

TF1 6RH

 

If you are making an online donation via our secure payment area on this website just tick the relevant boxes on our donation form.

If you donate through the external fundraising website Justgiving they can organise Gift Aid for you.

How we can help

We really value every donation and we would like to claim Gift Aid where we can.

If you are being sponsored, ask your sponsors to complete their own gift aid declarations. Or even better set up a Justgiving page where Gift Aid is automatically claimed through the website.

If you are asking for donations instead of gifts or flowers on a special occasion, we can send you a set of pre-printed envelopes and a collection box. Using these will make sure we can claim the maximum Gift Aid on top of the donations themselves.

We can also claim Gift Aid on items that you donate to our shops. Ask us about this when you call in with your goods. We will give you a simple form to complete and explain how the system works.

Gifts that don’t qualify under the scheme

We can only claim on your donations if you are a UK taxpayer and if you are donating in your own right. This means we cannot claim Gift Aid on donations made by companies but there are plenty of tax-efficient ways in which businesses can help us and your own accountant should be able to advise on these.

We can only claim on money that you have personally paid tax on. This means we cannot claim Gift Aid if you collect money from other people and then pass it on to us (unless everyone you collect from signs a Gift Aid declaration and clearly indicates the value of their individual contribution).

We can only claim Gift Aid on donations you make and don’t receive a benefit from. This means that we cannot claim if you pay for tickets to see a show, even if the show is to raise money for Severn Hospice, or if you buy things like Christmas cards from us.

We cannot claim Gift Aid on donations left to us in someone’s will.

If you have any questions about Gift Aid and Severn Hospice, please contact fundraising@severnhospice.org.uk or call 01743 354450.

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