Gift Aid

Increase the value of your donations at no cost to you

Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to CMA – at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, CMA can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to CMA.

Do I qualify for Gift Aid?

In order for CMA 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 for Gift Aid?

The process is simple – all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration. When you are donating online, just tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form. if you have forgot to tick the box then you can submit the details using our Contact Us form

What is a Gift Aid declaration?

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

How long does the declaration last for?

To simplify matters for both you and CMA, the declaration wording normally covers 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 if I want to cancel my declaration?

To let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration, please submit the request using our Contact Us form

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

To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. 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 – so be strict with your supporters!