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Claim Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your donation to Toybox - at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, Toybox will be able to reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to Toybox, meaning we can reach more street children. If you'd like to learn more about Gift Aid, read our Q&A.


GiftAid Q&A

Do I qualify for Gift Aid?

In order for Toybox 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 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 do I sign up to Gift Aid?

We have tried to make the process as simple as possible - all you need to do is make a Gift Aid declaration. The easiest way is by completing the form above, or you can call us on 01908 360050 and we can set it up over the phone or send you a form in the post if you would prefer that.

What does a Gift Aid declaration commit me to?

Nothing at all! It just ensures that if you make a donation to Toybox, we can claim an extra 25% back from the government.

What is a Gift Aid declaration?

A Gift Aid declaration is the statement by an individual taxpayer that they would like the charity they are donation too to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.

How long does the declaration last for?

To make it as simple as possible the declaration wording normally covers all present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible.

What do I do if my tax status changes or I want to cancel my declaration?

Please do let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration. You can either complete the form above or call the team on 01908 360050 and they will be happy to action that for you.

Can you claim Gift Aid on the funds I have raised?

To claim Gift Aid on any fundraising activities we need to have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual who has sponsored you or donated to your fundraising efforts. 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.