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About Gift Aid

Gift Aid
Use Gift Aid to make the money you give worth more!

Gift Aid is one of the easiest ways to make your membership subscription or donation tax effective.

BCT reclaims the basic rate tax from the Inland Revenue. If you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 that you donate to the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT), we can currently claim an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue. There is no extra cost to you and the process is simple – all you have to do is make a Gift Aid declaration.

A Gift Aid declaration is simply a statement by an individual taxpayer that they would like BCT to reclaim the tax paid on their subscription or donation from the Inland Revenue. It doesn't commit you to anything else and best of all, it doesn't cost you a penny! All you have to do is sign/tick the Gift Aid declaration when joining BCT or making a donation. It really is that simple.

To qualify for Gift Aid, what you pay in income / capital gains tax must equal or exceed the amount BCT will reclaim in the tax year (currently 25p for every £1 donated).

Some notes to take into account:

1. You can cancel this Declaration at any time by notifying BCT

2. If your circumstances change and you no longer pay enough income or capital gains tax to cover the amount claimed by BCT, you can cancel your declaration. Likewise, please notify BCT if you change your name or address

3. If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can claim further tax relief via your Self-Assessment tax return, currently 25p for each pound you give

4. If you pay less income tax and/or Capital Gains Tax that the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, it is your responsibility to pay the difference


Make a Gift Aid declaration online

If you prefer to print out the declaration and send it to us, you can use this version.  

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