Gift Aid is a scheme for UK Tax payers where registered charities like Arun Community Church can take your monetary donations and reclaim the tax from the Government. Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to us!
In order for us to claim the Gift Aid on your donations, you must:
- be paying the right amount of UK tax,
- give us permission to claim Gift Aid on your donations,
- enable us to identify your donations.
To find out if you are paying the right amount of UK tax and able to use Gift Aid, please see the HMRC website here.
To give us permission to claim Gift Aid on your donations, you will need to sign a Gift Aid Declaration. We have set up the form below as a Gift Aid Declaration, so you can simply fill it out and submit it to us online. Alternatively, you can download a PDF document to print and return to us here.
To enable us to identify your donations, you should always ensure we know it has come from you. For Bank Transfers, Cheques and electronic payments, we are automatically able to identify the donor. However cash donations can be anonymous, so the simplest method for helping us claim Gift Aid is by putting your donation in an envelope with your name on it.
If you have any further questions on Gift Aid, please contact the Office.