Tick the Box this Gift Aid Awareness Day

Martlets are joining charities from throughout the UK today to raise awareness of Gift Aid.

When you donate to Martlets, whether that is a cash or a goods donation, we can claim tax relief from the Government, at no extra cost to you.

Each year, more than £560m goes unclaimed, which could provide vital funds for local and national charities like us.

If you’ve recently made a donation to Martlets and want to help us, please fill in this form and send it back to our fundraising office:

Gift Aid Declaration 2019

You can now make a Gift Aid Declaration when you donate online too. Click here to donate.

If you want more information about Gift Aid donations on your donated goods, please ask in our shops. You can find the details of all Martlets shops here.

For more information on Gift Aid, read the FAQs below:

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a tax relief for charities in the UK to increase donations – at no extra cost to the donor. When a charity receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, the organisation is entitled to claim an extra 25% paid on that donation. A £10 donation processed with Gift Aid becomes a £12.50 donation.

What do donors need to do?

All donors have to do is #tickthebox on the Gift Aid declaration form and the charity can claim 25p for every £1 given. Once a donor has given their permission by filling in the Gift Aid declaration form, there is no need for them to do anything else.

Who qualifies to donate through Gift Aid?

For charities to claim Gift Aid on a donation, the donor must have paid UK income tax or capital gains tax that tax year, at least equal to the tax that the organisation will reclaim on the individual’s donations.

Even if you the donor is not currently employed they are eligible to make Gift Aid payments if, in the tax year in which they make the donation, they are paying tax on any of the following:

  • personal or occupational pension
  • stocks or shares
  • bank or building society savings accounts
  • rental income
  • overseas or UK investment dividends