What is Gift Aid?
This is a government scheme which allows Animal Lifeline (as a registered charity) to reclaim the tax you have already paid on the money you give in your donation.
How does Animal Lifeline benefit?
While the basic rate of Income Tax is 20%, the charity can recover tax at the rate of 25%
• Every £1 given becomes £1.25
• £5 becomes £6.25
• £10 becomes £12.50
• £20 becomes £25.
• £40 becomes £50.
• £100 becomes £125.
Who can give through Gift Aid?
Anyone who pays Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax. You must pay an amount of tax in the tax year which is at least equal to the tax which Animal Lifeline reclaims on your offering.
How can I give?
By Bank Standing Order/Direct Debit or by cheque – to provide the charity with the necessary record of your giving. You do not need to promise to give a particular amount, or to give for a specified period of time. If you give cash it should be accompanied by a Gift Aid Declaration and not be a sum greater than £20. The same applies to standing orders and cheques but only a one-time declaration needs completing. You can download the form by clicking here or on the form thumbnail image to the top right,
What is required?
Anyone wishing to join the scheme is required to sign a Gift Aid Declaration Form, and if you wish to give by regular monthly payments use the Sponsorship Form which has a Gift Aid Declaration included. Please complete the form(s), and return to Animal Lifeline, PO Box 411, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 4SS.