Giving to charity through Gift Aid
Gift Aid increases the value of donations to charities by allowing them to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you pay higher rate tax you can claim extra relief on your donations. If you claim age-related allowances or tax credits, Gift Aid donations can sometimes increase your entitlement.
How Gift Aid works
The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities or CASCs take your donation - which is money you've already paid tax on - and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its 'gross' equivalent - the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.
Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity. For donations between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011 the charity will also get a separate government supplement of three pence on every pound you give.
You can download a gift aid form to accompany your cheque.
If you decide to donate online then Gift Aid is automatically worked out and added to your donation.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and need to send it to us then please feel free to forward a cheque to:
Hounds for Heroes
Rookery Farm Buildings
It costs a lot of money to run Hounds for Heroes and we would be most grateful if you remember us in your will.