Gift Aid is a simple and effective way for us to raise extra money from your donation, at no extra cost to you.
Through Gift Aid St Vincent's Hospice is able to reclaim tax from the Inland Revenue, which donors have already paid at the basic rate on income tax. This allows us to claim 25p from every £1 that you donate - as long as you pay at least that amount in tax and give us permission to claim.
For example if you give us a £5.00 donation we can claim an extra £1.25, making your gift worth £6.25!
For your donation to qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of Income tax and/or Capital Gains tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that St Vincent's Hospice will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year.
To enable us to claim this extra money all we ask is that you complete a Gift Aid Declaration form and send it back to us. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to the hospice and we would appreciate anyone that is eligible to Gift Aid their donation to complete a declaration form, which you can download here.
The Gift Aid Form should include the following information:
The name of your charity (which our form includes)
The full name and home address of the person making the donation, including their postcode - donations cannot be made jointly
Your signature above a statement confirming you pay an amount of Income and/or Capital gains tax that is at least equivalent to the tax that St Vincent's Hospice will claim from HM Revenue & Customs
The amount you are donating
Useful Gift Aid Information
A Gift Aid declaration can be cancelled at any time by notifying St Vincent's Hospice - it will then not apply to any donation you make on or after the date of cancellation or such later date as you specify.
Please notify St Vincent's Hospice if you change your name or address while a declaration is still in force.
You must pay an amount of Income Tax or Capital gains tax at least equal to the amount which may be reclaimed by the hospice at the basic rate of income tax.
If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid relief, please ask your local tax office for an OR113 Gift Aid Leaflet or visit http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm
You can download a Gift Aid form here.