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Gift Aid - FAQs

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is the tax relief the government allows charities to claim back tax on donations.

Gift Aid is given by the government on donations at a rate of 25p in the pound, so for every £1 you spend the government will give the charity a further 25p if you are a UK tax payer.  This means that even more money is going to good causes.  Diabetes UK is registered with HMRC for claiming Gift Aid.

Simply confirm that you are UK taxpayers and you want to add Gift Aid to your donation by completing the declaration and we will then collect it from the government.

What donations are not eligible for Gift Aid?

Any donation:

  • from a non-UK taxpayer.
  • made on behalf of someone else or a group of people.
  • made on behalf of a company.
  • to a family member or friend participating in an event where the charity is contributing to their costs
  • made in return for goods, rights or services.

Why am I being asked whether it's my own money that I'm donating?

If you donate on behalf of either a company or another person, we are not eligible to claim Gift Aid on your donation even if you are a UK tax payer.

Can I make an anonymous donation?

Yesif you make an anonymous donation Diabetes UK will not be able to claim Gift Aid. If you do provide your information please note that Diabetes UK will only use your details if you give permission and it will not be passed on to other organisation.

Will I receive confirmation that my donation has been processed?

Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirmation once you have donated. This is sufficient to serve as a receipt for tax purposes if you need it.  Please keep a copy for your records.

I want to make a donation on behalf of a company - is that OK?

Yes, we are unable to claim Gift Aid in donations made by companies or other organisations.

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