Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid?

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Gift Aid is a scheme that enables Overgate Hospice to claim back the tax that supporters have paid in the last four years, against their donations from the Inland Revenue.

Gift aid means that your donations are worth 25% more at no extra cost to you.

How does Gift Aid work?

It’s simple. As soon as you give your permission by completing a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim the tax back on your donation. This means that a £10 donation will be worth £12.50.

You only have to complete a gift aid form once and we can then claim the tax back on a donation of any amount that has been made to us in the last four years or from any date in the future.

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

If you are a UK tax payer, yes. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or occupational pension.
  • Gains on the sale of stocks and shares.
  • Bank and building society savings accounts.
  • Rental income.
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends. 

*Please note you must pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax reclaimed by the Hospice on the donation if not it is your responsibility to pay the difference.

What can be Gift Aided?

We can claim gift aid on a gift of money from an individual.  A gift of money is a voluntary donation for which the donor receives no or little benefit or reward. Money can take the form of cash, cheques, direct debit, standing order payment, credit or debit card payments or postal orders.

How do I Gift Aid my donations?

If you are a UK taxpayer please download the gift aid form and return by email to fundraising@overgatehospice.nhs.uk or to Overgate Hospice, 30 Hullen Edge Rd, Elland, HX5 0QY.

For further infomation about gift aid please call the hospice on 01422 378121 or visit the HMRC website.