Gift Aid can increase your gift amount by 25%, at no extra cost to you.
Are you a UK taxpayer? It is easy and doesn’t cost you anything. By signing up to the Gift Aid scheme you could enable us to reclaim the tax on donations made during the past four years, meaning for every £1 we can claim an extra 25p!
All you need to do is include details of your charity gifts on your tax form.
For example if you were to donate £10,000 to the National Autistic Society:
The National Autistic Society can reclaim Gift Aid as above, so your gift is now worth £12,500
In addition, you can also claim higher rate tax relief for yourself. This is calculated as 40% (the higher rate) minus 20% (basic rate) of £12,500 (your gross donation), i.e. £2,500. Meaning, your gift has only cost you £7,500 but is worth £12,500 to the National Autistic Society and the people we support.
For the latest information, see the government's guidance on Gift Aid.