Make your gift go even further at no extra cost to you 

The gift aid scheme allows CUF to reclaim the basic rate of tax on a gift made by a UK taxpayer, increassing the value of your gift at no extra cost to you. For example, if you are a basic rate taxpayer and you make a gift of £10 to CUF, we can claim back £2.50 in gift aid, incresing the value the value of your gift to £12.50.

How to claim Gift Aid

To make a gift aid declaration you need to be a UK tax payer, and for CUF make a gift aid declration on your gift we need your full name and home address.

You can download and complete a Gift Aid form here. For help with gift aid please refer to our handy Gift Aid FAQs, or call us on 0207 898 1647.

Are you are a higher rate taxpayer?

Did you know that if you pay a higher rate of income tax you could be entitled to a tax rebate on your donations to CUF and other charities? This is worth the difference between the basic rate of tax and your higher rate.

  • So, for example, you make a donation of £1,000.

  • CUF is able to claim gift aid of £250.

  • Increasing the value of your gift to £1,250.

  • You can claim 20% on this gift aided donation of £1,250 resulting in a rebate of £250.

  • You could then use this rebate of £250 to off-set your original donation, or consider donating it to CUF to increase the value of your gift to £1,500.

How to claim your rebate and donate it to CUF 

We work hard to ensure the money we receive is used effectively

If you complete your own self-assessment, declare the net amount (the actual value of your donations) on your tax return. You can contact us at any time if you would like a statement of your donations, or if you complete your self-assessement online you can donate any rebate directly to CUF (registered charity no: 297483)

If you complete your self-assessement on paper and would like the rebate to come to CUF, fill in the SA100 Charity Form and complete our charity details in the 'Any other information' box.