Did you know you can help Katharine House Hospice to raise even more vital funds for our patients without it costing you a single penny?!
Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows us to claim 25% more on your donations of goods or money at no extra cost to you.
With Gift Aid we can make an extra 25p on every £1 of your donation by claiming against the basic rate tax that you have already paid or will be paying to HMRC. It’s one of the easiest ways to give to charity. Gift Aid could even make you better off! If you pay the higher rate of income tax, currently 40%, then you can claim tax relief for yourself.
1. When donating money: Simply tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form or when completing our form online.
2. Call us on 01785 270808 and make a verbal declaration. We will send you confirmation of your declaration in the post and you can cancel if you choose to within 30 days.
3. By completing the Gift Aid Declaration form attached at the bottom of this page.
4. When donating goods to our shops: Please ask a member of staff for a Gift Aid form to complete (if you haven’t already been asked on donation)
To be eligible to sign up to Gift Aid, you must be a current UK taxpayer. This has to be either Income tax or Capital Gains tax and you need to have paid enough tax to cover the amount that you are donating in that tax year to both us and other charities that you are Gift Aiding with.
If you are a higher taxpayer you can claim additional tax relief by claiming the difference between the basic rate tax that we will claim and the amount of tax that you have paid. For further details on how to do this, please contact your tax office.
ON GOODS - If you donate goods to us, you won’t know the amount of money that they will raise until they have been sold, and so we write to you before claiming Gift Aid to advise you of this. We will confirm the amount raised, and give you the opportunity to tell us if you haven’t paid enough tax to cover. There are some further terms and conditions detailed on the declaration form in relation to donating goods under Gift Aid, so please be sure to read it through when signing up.
What happens if my circumstances change?
Once you have become a Gift Aider with us, it is important that you notify us if your circumstances change so that we don’t claim any tax back incorrectly.
You should also let us know if your details change, or if you simply no longer wish to be a part of the scheme.You can do this by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org at any time and we will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can call us on 01782 344339.
For further information on Gift Aid, you can visit the government website at the link below
Gift Aid on donations of cash is straight forward. As soon as you have made your donation, if you are eligible to be part of the scheme and have confirmed this by ticking the relevant box, Katharine House is able to add Gift Aid at 25% and claim this back from HMRC.
Gift Aid on a donation of goods in our shops is slightly different. As the goods do not have any monetary value until they are sold, Katharine House must act as your agent in selling the goods on your behalf. At the end of each tax year we will write to you to tell you how much money we raised from these sales and check you are still able to Gift Aid the items
We will claim 25% of the value of your donation within that tax year in Gift Aid, minus a 3% commission charge to cover the costs of operating the scheme.When you agree to Katharine House acting as your agent to sell your goods, it is called an agency agreement, and it’s all built in to the declaration form.When you sign up for Gift Aid in one of our stores, you will receive a pack, which includes a Gift Aid card to use each time you donate more items.