Gift Aid Explained

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Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your donation to Royal Blind at no extra cost to you. If you are a UK tax payer, Royal Blind can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. For every £10 you donate, Royal Blind can receive £12.50.

To enable Royal Blind 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) that is at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year.

Any other taxes like VAT and council tax do not qualify.

How do I ensure Royal Blind receives gift aid on my donation?

All you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration. To do this, please download a gift aid declaration form and send it back to us.

Alternatively, if you are donating online tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form.

How long does the gift aid declaration last?

The declaration wording 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.

Can I claim gift aid on behalf of my friends, relatives and colleagues when I am fundraising for Royal Blind?

To claim gift aid, all we need to have the first name or initials, last name, full home address including post code of each donor.

If you are participating in a sponsored event, please encourage your donors to tick the gift aid box and supply this information when sponsoring you.