Gift Aid for past, present & future donations
Did you know …
Gift Aid means the Seabird Group could claim an extra 25% of the value of your membership fees back from HM Revenue and Customs?
Information about Gift Aid
Gift Aid allows us to reclaim from the Government the tax that you have already paid on your membership subscriptions and donations. You can find out more on the HM Inland Revenue and Customs website: www.gov.uk/claim-gift-aid and how Membership subscriptions paid to a charity are not gifts but can be treated as Gift Aid: www.gov.uk/claim-gift-aid/what-you-can-claim-it-on
Why do we need your email address?
A high proportion of gifts we receive are made online. If you can put the same email address in this form as you used when making a donation via your PayPal account it makes it much easier for us to match declarations to gifts.
We will also use your email address to send you our three annual newsletters.
Higher Rate Tax Payers
Don’t forget that if you pay Income Tax at the higher rate you are likely to be able to claim further tax relief on your donations, via your tax return. If you’re in any doubt please speak to your tax advisor.
Paying other people’s subscriptions
Payments made by an individual for somebody else’s membership is not a gift to your charity and will therefore not qualify for Gift Aid. For example, if your paying for the membership of your partner or spouse. The payment will qualify if it is made by a parent or legal guardian on behalf of a child under the age of 18.
Please notify the Seabird Group if you:
- Want to cancel your declaration
- Change your name or home address
- No longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains.
The Seabird Group is a registered charity with the Charity Commission: 260907. Our
registered office is 16 Birch Park, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1RZ.