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What is Gift Aid?

Every penny we raise goes to support the services we provide. If you are a tax payer, Gift Aid will make your donations go 28% further and it won’t cost you a penny!

How does it work?

Gift Aid enables you to boost the value of your donations by as much as 28p for every £1 you give to your favourite charity. So, for example, if you decide to give £10.00 to Independent Advocacy, we will be able to claim an extra £2.80 from HM Revenue & Customs. It might not sound like a lot, but every penny really does count! What is more, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you are entitled to claim tax relief on your donations, enabling you to reclaim as much as 23p from every £1 donated to charity.

What do you need to do?
To donate through Gift Aid, all you need to do is complete a simple declaration (orally or in writing) confirming that you are a taxpayer and that you are happy for us to claim tax relief on your donation. Just one declaration can apply to all donations that you have made to us over the past six years and to any forthcoming gifts you make, until you notify us otherwise. It is that simple.

Download a Gift Aid Form You can download a Gift Aid donation form in pdf format by clicking here.


Alternatively, please contact Independent Advocacy and we will send you one through the post.