Gift Aid

Make your gifts worth more! Gift Aid adds 25% to the value of your donation at no extra cost to you. It works by letting us claim back tax you've already paid.

Do I qualify for Gift Aid?
To qualify for Gift Aid you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) 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. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

How do I inform you my gifts are eligible for Gift Aid?
There are a few ways you can set up a Gift Aid declaration. The easiest way is to complete our online form.
Alternatively, please  download the gift aid declaration form and return it to:
Blind Veterans UK
12 - 14 Harcourt St
London
W1H 4HD
You can also call us on 0300 111 2233 to make an oral declaration.

What if I already have a Gift Aid declaration with another charity?
You need to have a separate Gift Aid declaration for each charity that you support with Gift Aid.

Can Gift Aid be reclaimed on a collection I have made?
Gift Aid can be reclaimed on the gifts of the individuals who already have or request a Gift Aid declaration for collections such as anniversary gifts in lieu, funeral donations and party collections. For such collections to Blind Veterans UK please send in all the cheques together and each person who can should write 'please reclaim Gift Aid' on the form/envelope in which they put their donation as well as their full name and address.
Please contact our Events team if you would like envelopes to make a collection.
Different rules will apply to street fundraising (which we do not currently undertake) and supermarket collections.

What do I need to do if my tax status changes or I want to cancel my declaration?
If your circumstances change please contact us by emailing supporter.services@blindveterans.org.uk or calling 0300 111 2233

Where can I found out more information about Gift Aid?
If you have any further questions about how Gift Aid works contact HMRC on 0300 123 1073.
The opening hours of the helpline are:
8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday
(Closed weekends and bank holidays).

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