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Gift Aid

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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 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.