Your donations go further with Gift Aid!
Your gifts to Age UK Rotherham could be worth 25% more - at no extra cost to you - when you Gift Aid it.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to claim back the basic rate tax on donations, which means we get more out of the money you give to us.
When you give money to Age UK Rotherham under Gift Aid, we will reclaim basic rate tax on that money – currently 25 pence to the pound. If you are a UK taxpayer, this means that £1.00 would be worth £1.25 just so long as donations are made through Gift Aid.
This also applies to items you donate to our shops. For every £1 we make from selling your items, Gift Aid gives us an extra 25p.
Imagine what a difference that could make and at no extra cost to you.
We can make your gift worth 25% more! The Gift Aid scheme allows charities to claim back the tax paid on donations, which means we get more out of the money you give to us.
If you are a taxpayer you can also donate clothing or household goods to our charity shops under Gift Aid, giving us an extra 25p for every pound we make selling your items
Do I qualify for Gift Aid?
To qualify for Gift Aid:
- you need to be a UK taxpayer
- you need to have paid or expect to pay enough UK income/capital gains tax in the tax year your gift was received to cover all the Gift Aid donations you made to charity that year
- you need to make a Gift Aid declaration
- if you are completing an enduring Gift Aid declaration, you also need to be sure you paid enough tax to cover the donations you made in the previous four years.
The basic rate of tax we claim is currently 20% on the gross value of your gift (that’s the same as 25% on the net).
What if my situation changes?
Changes to your tax status, name, address, or dropping below the taxable threshold, can prevent us from claiming Gift Aid on your behalf.
If you'd like to update your details, you can contact us on 01709 835214. Our lines are open Mon to Fri, 9am to 4pm (excluding bank holidays).
I'm a pensioner. Do my donations qualify?
No, you only need to make a declaration once. We’ll keep this declaration as your enduring permission to claim Gift Aid tax relief on all donations. It will cover the previous four years, the current year, and any donations you might make to us in the future until you notify us otherwise.
How do I make a Gift Aid declaration?
- In our Furniture Warehouse
If you are donating items to our warehouse, all you have to do is complete our short Gift Aid form as you drop off your items. Ask instore for more details.
- When donating online
If you are donating money online, remember to tick the Gift Aid declaration box on the form
- When we collect from you
We can complete Gift Aid declarations when we collect items from you, just ask our driver.
- Using our form
You can use this form to confirm that you are happy for us to treat all donations that you have made for the four years prior to this year and future donations as Gift Aid donations.