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What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a government initiative which allows charities, such as Christian Aid, to reclaim basic rate tax (25%) on donations made by UK taxpayers.

If you pay tax in the UK and you give your permission through a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim 25p on every £1 you donate to us, making your gifts worth more to the communities Christian Aid supports.


Do I qualify for Gift Aid?

To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay enough income tax and/or capital gains tax in the UK in that tax year (from 6 April one year to 5 April the next) to cover the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs will reclaim through Gift Aid on your donations for that same tax year.

For example, if you donate £100 a year, you will need to pay at least £25 or more in income tax and/or capital gains tax for that tax year to qualify for Gift Aid.


What if I pay a higher rate of tax?

If you pay a higher tax rate, you can claim the difference between the higher rate (40%) and basic rate (20%) on the total value of your donation, which you can pass on to the charity.

Please visit the HMRC website to find out more about claiming back higher rate tax.


How do I Gift Aid my donations?

It’s simple – just complete our online Gift Aid declaration on this page.

All our online donation forms and printed donation forms also include a Gift Aid declaration.

Alternatively, you can call us on 028 9064 8133 and we’ll send you a form through the post.


More information - see below

Make your donation go further
If you're a UK taxpayer, filling out this form lets Christian Aid reclaim tax on donations you've previously made to us. This means we’ll receive an extra 25 pence for every pound you donate – and it won’t cost you a penny more!
Your details
Claim Gift Aid
Yes, I want Christian Aid to claim Gift Aid on my donations.
I want to gift aid any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify Christian Aid if you want to cancel this declaration, change your name or home address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.
Keeping in touch
We’d love to keep in touch to give you updates on our work and any future appeals. If you are happy to hear from us about this, please let us know how you would like us to contact you:
Yes, I'm happy for Christian Aid to email me.
Yes, I'm happy for Christian Aid to phone me occasionally.
Yes, I'm happy for Christian Aid to send me SMS messages.
Christian Aid will not pass on your details to other organisations for marketing purposes. For further information on how we handle your data, please see our privacy policy.

What is a Gift Aid declaration?

A Gift Aid declaration is a statement made by an individual taxpayer confirming that they would like Christian Aid to reclaim tax on their donations.

How long does the declaration last for?

A Gift Aid declaration covers past, present and future donations made to Christian Aid. We can claim Gift Aid on past donations that have been made in the last four years and we can continue to claim Gift Aid unless you tell us otherwise.

How can I change or cancel my Gift Aid declaration?

Please notify Christian Aid if you want to cancel your Gift Aid declaration, change your name or home address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

Can I claim Gift Aid if I live in the Republic of Ireland?

If you are a taxpayer in the Republic of Ireland you can ask for your donations to be made tax-efficient by contacting our Dublin office on 01 496 7040.

Can I claim Gift Aid on my company's donation?

Gift Aid can be claimed on donations from individuals. Company donations do not qualify for Gift Aid.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any further questions about Gift Aid, please contact us by calling our Belfast office on 028 9064 8133.