Gift Aid - East Cheshire Hospice

Gift Aid

If you would like to send a Gift Aid declaration form to allow East Cheshire Hospice to claim 25% gift aid on all your donations made in the past, present or future. Please download & print the form below and return it to the Hospice.

Please notify East Cheshire Hospice if you:

  • Want to cancel this declaration
  • Change your name or home address
  • No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gain

Gift Aid FAQs

Gift Aid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated to us. We claim this from HMRC from the basic rate of tax that our donors have paid.

Gift Aid increases the value of donations by 25%, so it is incredibly important, and it doesn’t cost you anything!

For a charity to claim Gift Aid on your donation you need to make a Gift Aid declaration (GAD). The GAD confirms you’re a UK taxpayer and that Gift Aid may be claimed on your donation.

Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the tax year (6 April to 5 April) count towards your contribution which is counted for your gift aided donations. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

Your donation would be eligible for Gift Aid when the donation is made by you and if you are a taxpayer (have paid UK income and / or Capital Gains Tax during that tax year).

If you are either not a UK taxpayer, or if you pay less income tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount claimed on all your donations, HMRC may require you to pay the difference.

If you stop paying enough tax, it’s important to tell all of the charities you’re donating to. If you don’t let them know, and you pay less tax in the tax year than the amount of Gift Aid they’re claiming, you will need to pay any difference back to HMRC.

Donations not eligible for Gift Aid include;

  • Donations made by anyone who is not a UK taxpayer.*
  • Donations made on behalf of someone else or a group of people – For example, you collect money from your friends and family and then made a bulk donation.  Even if they are UK taxpayers, the donation is not eligible. HMRC needs a Gift Aid declaration from each of the donors contributing to the collection.
  • Donations made in return for something. For example, you are making a donation in return for a ticket to attend an event, most purchases of goods at an auction, a cake sale donation, or buying a raffle ticket.
  • Donations made on behalf of a company (however, the company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity).

Selecting the option whilst completing a donation form and complete all the information required clearly & in pen, selecting the option whilst completing a donation form on our website or downloading a gift aid declaration form from the bottom of this page.

You could still be paying tax on a private pension plan or on a savings account or you could be paying Capital Gains Tax if you sell either some property or shares.

You are still eligible to give Gift Aid if you have paid enough tax during the year to cover the amount we are reclaiming on the donations you have given.

Yes, you can support as many UK charities as you would like to with Gift Aid, you just need to make sure that you are paying enough tax during the year to cover your total annual donations.

One completed gift aid declaration form or one check in the gift aid checkbox on our donation forms will cover all donations you will make or have made before.

Unless the gift aid statement that you check refers to providing permissions for this gift only. The statement must mention past and previous donations to be applicable to more than just the donation that you are giving.

In these circumstances we will follow up with a Gift Aid Declaration form to make sure that you have the opportunity to give permissions for all donations if you would like to.

No, we can only claim back tax at the basic rate. But you can request a rebate for the difference when you submit your tax returns, then opt to donate this to charity.

Yes, you can complete a gift aid declaration form when making your donation to the shops.


How to donate to East Cheshire Hospice

Thank you so much for choosing to support East Cheshire Hospice. You may never know how much your gift means, but we know that it will make the world of difference to our patients and their families.