Turn every £1 donation into £1.25
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.
Using Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised at no extra cost to you. So if you donated £100 to Alzheimer Scotland, and the donation is eligible for Gift Aid, it means that we will actually receive £125.
Individual and sponsorship giving
Gift Aid applies only to ‘personal gifts’. That means we can’t use Gift Aid to boost fundraising totals on activities where people have been charged an entry fee or have entered a competition. This also extends to activities where the donor can’t be traced (such as funeral collections).
Gift Aid can be claimed on individual and individual sponsorship donations that are made to Alzheimer Scotland. For individuals, the Gift Aid rules require the completion of a Gift Aid Declaration/Sponsor Form. This provides us with the minimum information required for us to be able to claim Gift Aid on a donation.
Gift Aid information for higher rate taxpayers can be found on the HMRC website.