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Gift Aid

Every gift you make to Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group - whatever its value - could be worth more to us at no extra cost to you, just by choosing to Gift Aid it. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give to CCLG.

Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim the tax that you have already paid on your donations through UK income tax or capital gains tax.

All individual donations (excluding those made through the Charities Aid Foundation, which are already subject to tax relief) are eligible for the scheme – including regular gifts such as Standing Orders and Direct Debits.

We can claim Gift Aid on donations made in the last four years and on future donations once we receive your declaration.

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

If you are a UK tax payer, yes. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or occupational pension
  • Stocks and shares
  • Bank and building society savings accounts
  • Rental income
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends

Making a Gift Aid donation

If you make a donation online, Virgin Money Giving (who collect our online donations) will automatically collect Gift Aid for us if you are eligible. If you are making a donation in another way (e.g. by cheque) then please download and return our Gift Aid declaration form with your donation.

Gift Aid declaration form

For sponsorship forms, please follow these notes to make sure your sponsors complete all parts of the form correctly: 

  • Write your name in full. Nicknames or incomplete names mean we can’t collect Gift Aid on donations.
  • Complete your home address, not your work address. This must include flat/house number and postcode. We won’t be able to claim the Gift Aid on your donation if one of these is missing. 
  • Write down how much you are donating, so that we know how much Gift Aid to claim. Fill in the date you give your donation to ensure that the Gift Aid is valid.
  • After reading the Gift Aid declaration on the sponsor form, make sure to tick the box to confirm you are happy for us to claim back the tax on your donation.

Don't forget to return your sponsor forms to us when you pay in your money so that we can claim the Gift Aid on eligible donations.

Gift Aid is even easier if you fundraise online

If you fundraise online using Virgin Money Giving then Gift Aid will be claimed automatically on all of your eligible donations.

Open an online fundraising page