Make your donation to the Great North Air Ambulance Service worth 25% more with a Gift Aid declaration.
Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer.
Gift Aid FAQ's
It’s simple. Gift Aid is a government initiative that allows donations given to charity to be tax-effective. As soon as you give your permission by completing a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim the tax back on your donation, which is worth 25% of the donation amount to us.
This means that a £10 donation will be worth £12.50.
If you are a UK taxpayer who has paid enough tax, you are eligible to Gift Aid your donation.
Donations made on behalf of someone else, on behalf of a company, or made in return for something (e.g. raffle tickets) are not eligible for Gift Aid.
Not at all. Completing a Gift Aid declaration does not commit you to any future donations, but any you do give will be covered by the declaration. You can also include all donations from the last four years, which will allow us to claim the tax retrospectively, providing you have paid enough tax in those years.
To cancel your Gift Aid declaration, you simply need to inform us that you are no longer a UK taxpayer. We will stop claiming tax on your donations immediately. Contact us here.
The Gift Aid initiative is unique to the UK. If you are not a UK taxpayer, you can still make a donation to support the charity, but your donation will not be eligible for Gift Aid.
If you’re living overseas and are a UK taxpayer, we can claim Gift Aid on your donation. Please complete the Gift Aid declaration in the donation process.
Please remember, you must notify the charity if you:
1. Wish to cancel this declaration (please do so in writing within 30 days of the date of this declaration)
2. Change your name or home address.
3. No longer pay income tax on your income and/or capital gains.
Tax claimed by the charity
• The charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 you give.
• This transitional relief for the charity does not affect your personal tax position.
If you pay income tax at the higher rate, and you wish to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return.
Please note, we cannot claim Gift Aid on any donations collected from a third party, for example at a fundraising event, from a collection tin, from a friend or family member, a sweepstake or raffle or any donations made on behalf of a business.