What is Gift Aid
Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to The Lullaby Trust – at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK The Lullaby Trust can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to us.
Do I qualify for Gift Aid?
In order for The Lullaby Trust to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) at least equal to the tax the charities you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
How do I sign up to Gift Aid?
The process is simple – all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration. If you are donating online, just tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form.
If you would like to send us a donation by post, set-up a regular donation or would like us to claim Gift Aid on the donations you have kindly made in the past four years to The Lullaby Trust, please complete one of the following forms:
What is a Gift Aid declaration?
A Gift Aid declaration is a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.
How long does the declaration last for?
To simplify matters, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible.
What do I do if my tax status changes or I want to cancel my declaration?
To let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0207 802 3200.
Can I claim Gift Aid on the funds I have raised?
To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without these details we legally can’t claim Gift Aid – so be strict with your supporters!
For more information about Gift Aid visit the HM Revenue & Customs’ website