Gift Aid increases the value of donations to the Cathedral by allowing us to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. By completing a Gift Aid Declaration Form we can claim tax on the gift at the rate of 25p in every £1.00 from the Inland Revenue via the Gift Aid Scheme. The Government will pay us an additional 3p in every £1.00 you give between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011. This does not affect your tax position.
Are you Eligible for Gift Aid?
The terms and conditions of the Gift Aid Scheme state that to be eligible to Gift Aid you must meet the following criteria:
- An individual must be a UK tax payer who must pay an amount of income tax and or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the Cathedral reclaims on your donations in the appropriate tax year (this is currently 25p for every £1.00).
- Donations made by individual donors must be from their own money, an individual cannot make a donation under Gift Aid using someone else’s money.
- Donors can only donate for themselves and their immediate family members only.
Gift Aid Declaration Form
If you are eligible, please download a Gift Aid Declaration Form and send it with any donations you make.