Increase the value of your donation without spending a penny more.
Did you know that you could increase the value of your gift to Church Urban Fund by 25% at no extra cost to you?
If you pay income tax the government’s Gift Aid program allows Church Urban Fund to realise the pre-tax value of your donation. What does this mean? Simply put, it allows us to claim back the income tax you have already paid and use it to top-up your donation. For example, if you are a basic rate tax payer and make a £10 gift to Church Urban Fund, we can claim back an extra £2.50 from HMRC, making your gift worth £12.50.
There's no extra cost to you. All you have to do is fill in a Gift Aid Declaration form, which you can find at the bottom of this page. Completing this form confirms that you are a UK tax payer and that you are happy for us to reclaim the tax. All donations qualify – large or small, regular or one-off – regardless of the method of payment.
In addition, if you pay higher rate tax you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax (40%) and the basic rate (20%) on the pre-tax value of your donation to Church Urban Fund. For example, if you donate £1,000 the total value of the donation to Church Urban Fund is £1,250 and you can claim back 20% of this (£250) for yourself. You can make this claim on your Self Assessment tax return.
For more information, please refer to the section of the HMRC website entitled 'Giving to charity through Gift Aid'.
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