Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on your donations.

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For every £1 you donate to Scope, we get an extra 25p from HMRC, at no extra cost to you.

Signing up once can cover every gift made to Scope for whatever period you choose. This can also cover gifts you have already made and/or gifts you may make in the future.

If you prefer, you can download a Gift Aid Declaration form and send it to us in the post or contact our Supporter Care team.

Who is eligible for Gift Aid?

As long as you are a UK tax payer, currently paying an amount of income tax or capital gains tax to cover what Scope, and all the charities and community amateur sports clubs you donate to, will claim from your donations in the tax year, we can reclaim the tax you have paid on any qualifying donation you make to us.

Higher rate tax payers

We can only claim back tax at the basic rate but that is still worth 25% to us so please complete and return the declaration anyway.

As a higher-rate taxpayer you can claim back the difference between the higher and basic rate of tax (currently 20%) of the gross value of your donation.

So, if you donate £100 to Scope, we receive £125 and you can claim £25 yourself. All you have to do is remember to include details of your donation on your self-assessment tax form. You can also choose to donate the rebate to a charity of your choice on the same form and the charity also can claim Gift Aid on this donation.

If you don't complete a return, you can give the details on form P810 Tax Review, available from your Tax Office, or by phoning your Tax Office and asking them to make a change to your tax code.

What if my circumstances change?

If your circumstances change and you no longer pay enough income or capital gains tax to cover the amount claimed by Scope, you can cancel your declaration by contacting our Supporter Care team.

Your declaration will then not apply to donations you make on or after the date of cancellation or a later date that you specify.