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 have earned and from which you give 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 UK 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. Donations by standing order, cheques and PayPal via our website only require a one-time declaration form to be completed. You can download the form by clicking here then print out as a hardcopy to post or follow the instructions at the foot of the form completing it online then saving as a PDF to send to us as an email attachment. The choice is yours.
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.