Gift Aid

 
Please help us make your donation worth even more by adding Gift Aid.

If you are a taxpayer, we can reclaim the tax from any donation you make. We will receive an extra 25p for every £1 given. This means that £10 can be turned into £12.50. Imagine what a difference that could make!

How to make a donation using Gift Aid

It’s simple, please complete one of our Gift Aid Declaration forms - one form can cover every gift made to St Leonard’s for whatever period you choose and can cover gifts you have already made and/or gifts you may make in the future.

Making sure you’ve paid enough tax to use Gift Aid

We can claim Gift Aid on your donation if the amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax you’ve paid for the tax year, in which you make your donation, is at least equal to the amount of basic rate tax the charity or CASC and any other charities or CASCs you donate to will reclaim on your gift.

A tax year runs from 6 April one year to 5 April the next. If you make a number of Gift Aid donations, you will need to consider the tax you’ve paid on each donation on an accumulative basis. If you don’t pay enough tax you will need to pay any shortfall in tax to HMRC.

You don’t necessarily have to be working to be paying tax. Apart from tax on income from a job or self-employment, the tax you’ve paid could include:
  • tax deducted at source from savings interest
  • tax on State Pension and/or other pensions
  • tax on investment or rental income (including tax credits on UK dividends)
  • Capital Gains Tax on gains
Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify, nor does any non-UK tax.

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assesment Tax Return or ask HM Revenue ane Customs to adjust your tax code.
 
Gift Aid Declaration Forms are found here!