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Gift Aid

Add 25p for every £1 you donate – and it won’t cost you a penny extra.

What is Gift Aid?Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme from HM Revenue & Customs that allows us to reclaim an extra 25% on your donations. This applies to anything you have donated within the past 4 years – including both individual and sponsorship donation – as well as on all future donations, without costing you a penny. This means that for every £1 you donate to the Family Holiday Association, the charity gets an extra 25p.

How do I add Gift Aid to my donation?

Online – If donating online, simply tick the Gift Aid box when you donate
Phone – You will be asked if you want to add Gift Aid to your donation
Gift Aid Declaration form – Complete and return the Gift Aid declaration form. This will allow us to claim Gift Aid to any donation you’ve made in the past 4 years and all future donations

Please remember to inform us if you have changed your name and address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains tax.

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To be eligible to sign up for Gift Aid you must be a UK taxpayer and pay an amount of income and/or capital gains tax - at least equal to the tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs will reclaim in the tax year of your donation. This also applies if you pay tax on your savings, pension plan or investment income. Taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. If you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donations in the tax year, you’ll be responsible for paying any difference.

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There is an extra benefit for higher rate taxpayers as you are able to reclaim tax on the amount you have donated. We, as a charity, can claim the basic rate of tax on the value of your gift, and you can reclaim the difference between higher rate (40%) and basic rate tax (20%).

For example, if you give £100 to the Family Holiday Association, we can reclaim Gift Aid of £25 making your total gross donation £125. Being a higher rate taxpayer, you can reclaim a further 20% on the gross donation (the difference between the two tax bands), which in this example, is £25. This means your £125 gift to the Family Holiday Association would have only cost you £75.

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