Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply whenever you visit or use this website, including when you donate to an appeal, initiative, or campaign.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a scheme run by the government that enables charities to increase the value of donations made by reclaiming basic rate tax that has been paid on the gift. At the moment, we can claim 25p per £1 donated, so on a gift of £100, we will actually receive an extra £25, at no cost to the donor, which we then use to fund the whole of World Vision’s work.
Can I Gift Aid my donations?
To qualify for Gift Aid, you need to be a UK taxpayer and have paid enough tax to cover the amount of tax reclaimed by all charities on all your donations for each tax year (6th April one year to 5th April the next). Apart from tax on income from a job or self-employment, other types that are acceptable are:
Gift Aid declaration
Before you can claim Gift Aid, the donor must make a Gift Aid declaration giving you permission to claim back the 25%. The declaration confirms that the donor has paid at least the amount that you intend to claim in Income or Capital Gains Tax that year, and also that they agree for you to claim Gift Aid.
Are my donations eligible for Gift Aid?
A charity can claim Gift Aid when you make a monetary donation from your own funds and have paid UK Income and / or Capital Gains Tax during that tax year.
The amount of tax you pay needs to be at least equal to the value of Gift Aid the charity or GHH will claim on your donation(s).
If circumstances change and you no longer pay enough tax, it’s important to tell all the charities you support. If you don’t tell them and they continue claiming Gift Aid, you’ll need to pay any difference back to HMRC.
Why are some donations not eligible for Gift Aid?
Donations from non-UK taxpayers are not eligible for Gift Aid.
HMRC regulations also mean that we can’t reclaim Gift Aid on a donation if the donor told us that: