Gift Aid is a scheme run by HMRC, which allows charities to reclaim tax paid on donations made by UK tax payers. If a Gift Aid consent form is signed, Music For Hope is able to claim back 25p for every £1 donated by a UK tax-payer. Although 25p does not seem like much, it can really add up. Last year we were able to claim back £600 from HMRC, at no extra cost to our regular donors!
If you are a higher-rate tax payer, your donations will provide you with additional tax relief; further details are available on the HMRC website. If you are a UK tax-payer who donates to Music For Hope (either regularly or as a one-off donation), please sign a Gift Aid declaration form and email a scanned copy (or clear, unblurred photograph) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The details you provide will only be used to make a GiftAid claim each year.
More information on Gift Aid can be found on the HMRC website:
To claim Gift Aid, we need to record your full name and address, and your donation needs to be made from a personal bank or building society account. You also need to have paid sufficient income tax or capital gains tax in the tax year to cover the amount we will claim. Please let us know if your details change or you will not have paid sufficient tax in the tax year to cover your Gift Aid donation, so that we can update our records.
You can find the form here.
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