Make your donations go further
The Government operates a scheme called Gift Aid that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. So if you donated £100 to BCOM, it means that you’ll actually be giving us at least £125.
Giving under Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised at no extra cost to our donors.
Gift Aid – the facts
- For individuals, the Gift Aid rules require the completion of a Gift Aid Declaration Form. This provides us with the minimum information required for us to be able to claim Gift Aid on a donation.
- Gift Aid can be claimed on individual and sponsorship donations that are made to BCOM.
- Gift Aid applies only to ‘gifts’. That means we can’t use Gift Aid to boost fundraising totals on activities where people have been charged an entry fee, made a purchase or have entered a competition. This also extends to activities where the donor can’t be traced (such as giving to collections).
- To ensure that the Gift Aid claim is valid, meaning we can claim the money back, it’s vitally important that all the information asked for on Gift Aid Declaration Form is provided.