Gift Aid

Gift Aid is one of the easiest ways to make your donation tax effective. If you are a UK tax-payer, 25% will be added onto your gift at no cost to yourself, simply by ticking the Gift Aid box on the donation form.

Please use the calculator below to find out exactly how much your gift could be worth.

Tax Relief Calculator
Basic Tax Rate = 20%
Proposed Donation:
Full Value with Gift Aid: 0.00
If you pay a higher tax rate of 40%, then you may reclaim higher rate relief of: 0.00

Tax Relief for Higher-Rate Tax Payers

If you are a higher-rate tax payer, you can reclaim 2.50 on every 10 you donate, simply by entering the details on your tax return. Click here for information from Inland Revenue.

At either the 40% or 45% tax rates, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax and the basic rate of tax 20% on the total 'gross' value of your donation us.

For example:

Single Gift (Higher rate tax payer at 40%)
Donation Net Cost to Donor Gross Value to Downe House
250 187 312
1,000 750 1,250
10,000 7,500 12,500