The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities receive your donation - which is money you've already paid tax on - and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its 'gross' equivalent - the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.
Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity. Higher rate taxpayers can reclaim the additional tax they have paid on their donations through their tax return.
If you would like to make a gift-aided donation now, please complete the attached donation form and send it to National Eye Research Centre with your donation:
If you have previously made donations to National Eye Research Centre but have not made a Gift Aid declaration please complete and return the attached Gift Aid form so that the charity can make a Gift Aid claim on your donations. On 1 April 2014 National Eye Research Centre became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, which meant that our previous registered charity number changed to 1156134. If you make donations to the charity after this date and would like your donations to continue to be gift-aided we need you to complete a new gift aid form with our new registered charity number on it. Please find our new gift aid form below: