Gift Aid Your Donation
Gift Aid is a great way to boost your donation! As long as you are a tax payer at the time you make your donation, the government will give us an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. This means that if you raise £10 of Gift Aid eligible donations, we could receive an extra £2.50 from the government to add to your donation!
We can claim Gift Aid on any sponsorship you raise. All you need to do is ask your sponsors to provide their full names and home addresses with their permission. The easiest way to do this is with a sponsor form.
Higher Rate Taxpayers
We can only claim back tax at the basic rate, but that is still worth 25% extra on your donations to us, so please provide us with a declaration anyway. If you pay higher rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax and the basic rate of tax on the total (gross) value of your donation to Lennox. You can make this claim on your Self Assessment tax return if you were sent one. We would suggest speaking to your accountant if you would like to do this.
If you are unsure if your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, please contact us, or your local tax office.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim the tax that you have already paid on your donations through UK income tax or capital gains tax. All individual donations (excluding those made through the Charities Aid Foundation, which are already subject to tax relief) are eligible for the scheme – including regular gifts such as Standing Orders and Direct Debits. We can claim Gift Aid on donations made in the last four years and on future donations once we receive your declaration.
Why do I need to make a declaration?
The declaration gives Lennox the right to reclaim the tax from HMRC on your donations. By making the Gift Aid declaration, you are confirming that you are happy for us to do this.
How do I know if I am a UK taxpayer?
You are a UK tax payer if: