You may have noticed that in doing your good deeds for Hands Up, we often call on you to Gift Aid this or that. So if you’ve ever wondered the hows and the whys for this, here’s why…

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid increases any donation you make by 25%, so £1 becomes £1.25, £10 becomes £12.50 and so on.

Gift Aided donations that come to Hands Up have an extra 25% added free! The income tax charged on the donation is deducted, so it comes straight to us. If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aiding whatever you raise or donate means your donation is worth 25% more. Win win, right?

The process is really simple

All you need to do is fill out a Gift Aid Declaration form which you can find on our resources page on the Syrian Supper Club website.

This form says that you want to donate through Gift Aid, allowing Hands Up to receive tax back on that donation, as well as all future donations (should we be so lucky).

If you want to only Gift Aid a single donation, then that’s doable too – the form you’re after is on our resources page on the Syrian Supper Club website here.

Find out more

The Charities Aid Foundation has more detailed information on their website, so if you really want to swot up on your Gift Aid, visit them here.