What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity and allows Heckmondwike Grammar School to claim almost a third more on top of your donation if you are a UK taxpayer. For every pound you give, we will receive an extra 28 pence from the Inland Revenue. For higher rate taxpayers there is an added advantage in that you can reclaim the marginal rate of tax for yourself by entering details of your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment form.
Who is eligible to give using Gift Aid?
The gift aid scheme is open to all UK based individuals who pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that the charity reclaims on the donation (currently 28p for each £1 given for basic rate tax payers).
Who is not eligible to use Gift Aid?
Individuals who do not pay tax in the UK are not eligible to use the gift aid scheme.
How to Gift Aid your donation
To enable Heckmondwike Grammar School to claim back Gift Aid on your donation all you have to do is make a simple Gift Aid Declaration. This can be done by simply ticking the Gid Aid box on the form.
By doing so you are stating that you wish Heckmondwike Grammar School to treat your donation as a gift aid donation and that you pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax equal to the tax deducted from your donation.
You need only do this once. Having made us aware that you would like to gift aid your donations, all donations made for an indefinite period will be treated as a gift aid donation unless your circumstances change and you are no longer eligible to use gift aid. You may, if you wish, can cancel your declaration at any time.