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What is Gift Aid?

Posted on May 30, 2018

The wear it pink team have put together 3 need to know facts about Gift Aid to help make your donation go even further! 

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What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the tax paid on donations, with no extra cost to you. Which means your donation can go even further to fund Breast Cancer Now’s vital research. 

How does it work?

With Gift Aid, you can increase the value of your charity donation by 25% without spending another penny. This means Breast Cancer Now can claim an extra 25p for every £1 of your donation – amazing, right? You just need to be a UK taxpayer to claim.

How to use Gift Aid?

Just fill out each section of the Gift Aid form when making your donation to ensure you money goes the extra mile. You can find the form in your fundraising pack or download them from our resources section. It's quick and simple to fill out – just add in your full name, address, postcode, gift amount and gift date and you’re done. Most importantly, don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box otherwise Breast Cancer Now can’t claim the extra cash.

Remember these two golden rules:

  1. You need to encourage everyone to fill in every field
  2. You can’t fill in the form for everyone, each person needs to fill it in for themselves (sorry, but these are the rules!)

Thank you!

A massive thank you to everyone who claims Gift Aid with their donation. Together we can make sure that Breast Cancer Now can invest even more money into life-saving research. Breast Cancer Now’s goal that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live doesn’t look so far away now, does it?

Got more questions for Gift Aid? Send us an email at wearitpink@breastcancernow.org

Need a Gift Aid form for your fundraising?

You can find our Gift Aid form on our resources page!

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