Making your donations go further

Gift Aid is a simple way to boost your donations at no extra cost to you. If your donation is eligible, Hibernian Community Foundation will receive an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 you donate.

That means for every £1 you give, our Foundation receives £1.25. These extra funds can be used to increase our support for our surrounding communities.

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Gift Aid explained

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

To be eligible for Gift Aid you need to have paid or will pay the same amount of Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax as charities will claim back on your Gift Aided donations in each tax year. Other taxes such as Council Tax and VAT do not count for this purpose.

I don’t pay income tax – can I be eligible for Gift Aid?

Even if you think you are not a UK taxpayer, you are still eligible for Gift Aid if you pay tax in the following ways:

■ through a taxable investment or rental income
■ savings, a state pension or other pension plans
■ capital Gains Tax.

If you do, you are a taxpayer. So, simply tick the YES box on this form and send to us via email or post and we can claim an extra 25% on your donations.

Is it really that simple?

Yes – just tick the box on the form, checking that we have your correct initial, last name and home address, send it to us via email or post and we will do the rest for you. Once we have the form we can even claim Gift Aid on any donations you make to Hibernian Community Foundation in the future.

Does it matter how often or how much I give?

You don’t have to give regularly or have donated a certain amount for us to claim Gift Aid on your donations. We can claim Gift Aid on how ever many donations you have made in the past four years.

If your gift aid status changes

Please notify the Hibernian Community Foundation if you:

Want to cancel this declaration
Change your name or home address
No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.

Higher rate taxpayers

If you pay Income Tax at the higher rate, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return if you want to receive the additional tax relief due to you.

I have already completed a Gift Aid declaration for another charity. Do I need to complete another one?

You have to give a declaration for each charity you want Gift Aid to apply. However you only need to fill in one form for us and we can claim Gift Aid on however much you have previously donated in the last four years and any future donations.

What if my circumstances or details change?

Just email our support team on [email protected]