1. How does Gift Aid work?

If you donate £100 without Gift Aid African Development Trust will receive exactly £100. However, if you allow us to claim Gift Aid on your behalf then we will receive £125. This is of no extra cost to you as the extra 25% is paid by the UK Government.

2. Who can use the Gift Aid scheme?

Anyone in the UK who has paid enough income tax or capital gains tax to cover the amount reclaimed by African Development Trust in the current financial year can use Gift Aid.

3. What if I do not pay tax or stop paying it?

We are unfortunately unable to claim Gift Aid on your donation if you do not pay tax. However, if your situation changes in the future then please do contact us.

4. What if I am a higher taxpayer?

As a higher rate taxpayer you can reclaim 12% personal tax relief on your donation in addition to what will be collected by African Development Trust.

5. How long does my declaration last for?

The declaration normally covers present, future and past donations. African Development Trust will be able to claim Gift Aid on any donations made since the Gift Aid scheme was revised on 6th April 2000 whilst you were eligible.

6. How do I sign up for Gift Aid?

In order for us to claim Gift Aid on your donations you must complete a Gift Aid Declaration. This can be done by ticking the box on the online donation form or sending us a completed Gift Aid Declaration form.