Making a Gift Aid Declaration

Gift Aid explained

If you are a UK taxpayer, you could make your gift to our hospice go further by signing up to Gift Aid.

Gift Aid is a scheme run by the UK government which allows charities like ours to claim the tax that supporters have already paid on the amount they have donated. This means we could get an extra 25p for every £1 you donate to us.

It will cost you nothing and if you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim a rebate on your annual tax return.

Last year Gift Aid raised an incredible £48,500 for Wirral Hospice St John’s.

 

How to sign up to Gift Aid

All you have to do to sign up to Gift Aid is download and fill in our Gift Aid form and send it to us with your donation to:

Fundraising Office

Wirral Hospice St John’s

Mount Road

Higher Bebington

Wirral

CH63 6JE

If you donate through the external fundraising website Justgiving they can organise Gift Aid for you.

 

How we can help

We really value every donation and we would like to claim Gift Aid where we can.

If you are being sponsored, ask your sponsors to complete their own gift aid declarations. Or even better set up a Justgiving page where Gift Aid is automatically claimed through the website.

If you are asking for donations instead of gifts or flowers on a special occasion, we can provide you with Gift Aid envelopes. Using these will make sure we can claim the maximum Gift Aid on top of the donations themselves.  If you would like something more personalised please call 0151 343 0778 to speak to a member of the Fundraising Team.

We can also claim Gift Aid on items that you donate to our shops. Ask us about this when you call in with your goods. We will give you a simple form to complete and explain how the system works.

 

Gifts that don’t qualify under the scheme

We can only claim on your donations if you are a UK taxpayer and if you are donating in your own right. This means we cannot claim Gift Aid on donations made by companies but there are plenty of tax-efficient ways in which businesses can help us and your own accountant should be able to advise on these.

We can only claim on money that you have personally paid tax on. This means we cannot claim Gift Aid if you collect money from other people and then pass it on to us (unless everyone you collect from signs a Gift Aid declaration and clearly indicates the value of their individual contribution).

We can only claim Gift Aid on donations you make and don’t receive a benefit from. This means that we cannot claim if you pay for tickets to see a show, even if the show is to raise money for Wirral Hospice St John’s, or if you buy things like Christmas cards from us. We cannot claim Gift Aid on donations left to us in someone’s will.

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