Unlocking the Power of Gift Aid: How Your Donations Can Make a Big Difference

May 15, 2024

Gift Aid is a UK tax incentive that allows charities like Ferne to reclaim the basic rate of tax on donations made by UK taxpayers. Boosting the value of the donation by 25% at no extra cost to the donor. This means that for every £1 donated to Milo, we can claim an additional 25p, for his friends in kennels from HM Revenue & Customs. This is at no extra cost to the individual adding gift aid. However, it helps them chose where their tax paying money goes.

Gift aid is very important to charities as it allows more money to go into Ferne. This means we can continue to provide the love, care and shelter needed for animals in need.

Benefits of Gift Aid:

  • Maximising Impact: Gift aiding your donation means that we get 25% more. With the cost of living crisis and bills increasing this is a massive help to stretch our resources further. Additionally, it helps us to be a second chance of happiness for animals at a critical time.
  • Sustainable Funding: Regular, sustainable funding is vital for our sanctuary and the ongoing operational costs we occur. The main increase in costs has been towards our animals care and the necessary life saving medical treatment.
  • Supporting Causes: By using Gift Aid, you can support charities and causes that are important to you and your donations will go further.

How to Gift Aid Your Donation:

  • Online Donations: You can gift aid any donation made to Ferne for future payments and any in the past by filling out our online form.
  • Offline Donations: When you make a purchase at any of our charity shops, we will ask if you’d like to gift aid your donation. We then ask for you to fill out our form either on paper or on our tablets. For offline donations, we print an extra label to be scanned when a purchase is made to ensure we can claim Gift Aid on the donation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who Can Gift Aid?: Gift aid is available to UK Tax payers who have filled out a declaration and have paid enough tax to cover the amount being claimed by the charity.
  • Is Gift Aid Confidential?: We only use the provided information in order to claim Gift Aid. HMRC may use this carry out checks. This information will comply with data protection laws and is stored securely.
  • Can I Cancel Gift Aid?: If for any reason you’d like to cancel your Gift Aid, please feel free to contact us. We will be able to arrange this for you.

In conclusion, Gift Aid is important for charities like Ferne Animal Sanctuary. Through this UK tax incentive, donors can magnify the impact of their contributions by 25%, at no additional cost to themselves. This vital financial boost enables us to extend our reach, offering a second chance of happiness to animals in need during challenging times.

By embracing Gift Aid, individuals not only empower charities to thrive sustainably but also their commitment to causes close to their hearts. Whether it’s through online donations or offline purchases, every act of generosity fuels our mission to provide love, care, and shelter to animals in need.

A massive thank you to everyone who already and continues to support Ferne in any way possible and gift aiding your donation. Together, we can ensure that every pound donated goes further, transforming lives and creating brighter tomorrows for all.

Thank you for your support, and remember, every gift counts!