Help us save more lives, at no extra cost to you.

Every donation you make could be worth 25% more, just by choosing to Gift Aid it – and it won’t cost you an extra penny.

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.

Last year, we were able to reclaim £161,950.90 through Gift Aid. That’s enough to fund 49 critical care missions. 

All we need from you is a single Gift Aid declaration, which will not only cover your future donations but also donations you have made in the current or previous four tax years.


Gift Aid FAQ's

How does Gift Aid work?
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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.

How do I know if my donation is eligible?
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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.

Am I committing to regular donations?
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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 current or previous four tax years, which will allow us to claim the tax retrospectively, providing you have paid enough tax in those years.

Can I cancel my declaration?
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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.

What are the differences for higher-rate taxpayers?
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There is an extra benefit for higher rate taxpayers as you are able to reclaim tax on the amount you have donated. The Great North Air Ambulance Service can claim the basic rate of tax on the value of your gift, and you can reclaim the difference between higher rate (40%) and basic rate tax (20%).

What if I'm not a UK taxpayer?
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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.

What if I don't live in the UK?
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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.

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.

For more information, please refer to the HMRC Gift Aid guidelines.

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