About Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to Mary’s Meals, at no extra cost to you.

If you are a UK taxpayer, we can reclaim an extra 25 pence from the UK Treasury for every £1 you give us through Gift Aid – helping us feed even more children.

The Gift Aid declaration can be made in various forms. It can apply to a single donation, to gifts made over whatever period you choose, and can cover gifts you have already made and those you may make in the future.

Your donations are eligible for Gift Aid if you pay Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax that is at least equal to the value of the gift aid that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year.

Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify, though you don’t necessarily have to be working to have paid enough tax to use Gift Aid.

To sign up to Gift Aid, simply tick the Gift Aid box on our online donation page, or complete our form.

If your circumstances change and you no longer wish to, or are ineligible to take part in, the Gift Aid scheme please let us know by emailing finance@marysmeals.org

Gift Aid for Sponsored events

If you are fundraising for Mary’s Meals by taking part in a sponsored event, please ask your sponsors if we can claim gift aid on their donations.

If so, they simply need to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form.

To claim Gift Aid on your sponsorship, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of the individual donor/sponsor.

Without these we cannot claim the Gift Aid so please check that all the information has been given!

Further information

To find out more about Gift Aid, including qualifying taxes, visit the HMRC’s Gift Aid page.