In April 2000 the Government brought in new legislation regarding individual donations to charities.This means if you are a UK tax payer, your donation to Community First can be worth even more by signing a Gift Aid Declaration. Community First can then claim the tax back on your donation at no extra cost to you.
What is Gift Aid?
It is tax relief for single or multiple cash gifts made to UK charities by UK residents. There is no upper limit to the amount you can give in each tax year. Gift Aid tax relief is intended for outright gifts, not for payments to buy goods and services for you or your family. Also payments that have already received tax relief cannot be Gift Aid payments e.g. under a Payroll Giving scheme or by charity voucher.
How does it work?
For every pound you donate to the charity, the charity can claim 25p back from the Inland Revenue at no additional cost to yourself. For example a £10 donation from you will be worth £12.50 to the charity under gift aid. All you need is to complete a Gift Aid declaration and the charity will do the rest.
What do I need to do?
Complete the Gift Aid Declaration Form when you give your donation and we will do the rest.
Cancellation of Gift Aid Declaration
You are entitled to cancel your declaration at any time, please notify us in writing at Community First, Unit C2 Beacon Business Centre, Hopton Park, Devizes SN10 2EY.
Please Note: We can only claim Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer.