What is it?
Gift Aid is a UK government scheme that allows registered charities such as HHUGS to increase the value of your donations by claiming back Income or Capital Gains Tax you've already paid.
Why give it?
Gift Aid allows you to increase the value of your donations by 25% at no extra cost to you.
Who can claim Gift Aid?
If you are a UK tax payer and have paid income or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donations then HHUGS can claim Gift Aid on your donations.
For example, if you donate £100 then £25 Gift Aid will go to HHUGS if you have paid at least £25 (0.25 × 100) in tax. This applies whether you pay tax at a lower or higher rate.
How can I set up Gift Aid for my donation?
You can do this when donating via any of the following methods:
· Ticking the relevant box on the standing order form or distributed HHUGS leaflets
· Completing and returning a Gift Aid Declaration form
· Telephoning HHUGS on 0207 733 2104 and we will send you a form to fill
You only need to do this once and all your donations to HHUGS thereafter will be treated as Gift Aided.