Gift Aid is a scheme controlled and regulated by HMRC (Inland Revenue). This enables charities to claim back, from the donors tax contributions, 25p for every £1 donated, at no additional cost to the donor. We can use this extra income to make donations worth more to everyone that uses our services. Whether it’s an extra cup of tea, an extra hour of care, or an extra bed or chair, it all adds up.
The donor is required to be a UK tax payer and have paid sufficient amount of tax to cover any Gift Aid claim. The donor must have paid an amount of income or capital gains tax - VAT and council tax do not qualify - at least equal to the tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on your donations in the appropriate tax year.
There are two ways in which we can claim Gift Aid:
- Retail Gift Aid - on items that you donate to one of our shops
- Gift Aid - on your Gifts of money
If you are a higher rate tax payer, you may be able to claim further relief.
These schemes generate an income of over £5 million per annum for Sue Ryder, which is a major contribution towards providing incredible hospice and neurological care.
Retail Gift Aid