Gift Aid explained

Make your donations go further

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Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to Climb – at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, Climb can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to us.  Giving under Gift Aid means that much more money can be raised at no extra cost to donors.

Do you qualify for Gift Aid?
In order for Climb to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and council tax do not qualify.

How to add Gift Aid to your donation?
The process is simple – all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration. If you are donating online (e.g on Just Giving, or Virgin Money Giving) or via a sponsorship form just tick the Gift Aid box.  If you are donating via any other method, you can download a Gift Aid declaration form here.  The declaration does not commit you to anything, it just means that if you choose to donate to Climb, we can claim an extra 25% from the government.

Collect Gift Aid with your fundraising activities
To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the full name and home address (we cannot claim Gift Aid on work addresses) of each individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without these details we legally can’t claim Gift Aid – so be strict with your supporters!