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Gift Aid

Gift Aid makes your donation go further at no extra cost to you. Find out how to sign up.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid means we can support more civil servants when life gets tough.

It’s a Government scheme available to charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs). It means we can claim extra money from HMRC.

When a donation is made with Gift Aid, we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated. Gift Aid can increase the value of a donations by 25%.

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Are my donations eligible for Gift Aid?

If your donation is your own money (i.e. not a collection of sponsorship donations or proceeds from a raffle or bake sale) and you pay UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax, then your donation is eligible.

Your donations qualify as long as they’re not more than four times what you paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).

We can claim Gift Aid on any donations you have made in the past four years.

If there were years when your circumstances changed and you didn’t pay enough tax to qualify, please tell us as soon as possible so we don’t claim for that year. HMRC may ask you to pay more tax to cover the difference.


How do I sign up?

It’s quick and easy to sign up to Gift Aid with us. Choose one of these options.

  1. When you make an online donation, simply tick the box that says ‘Yes’ to Gift Aid.

If you are making a donation through the post or over the phone or want to apply Gift Aid to a previous donation:

2. Fill in a form – download and fill in the Gift Aid declaration form. You can email it back to us at or print it and post it to: Charity for Civil Servants, Supporter Care, 5 Anne Boleyn’s Walk, Sutton, SM3 8DY.

3. Give us a call – phone our supporter care team on 0800 056 2424 and tell them you’d like to make a Gift Aid declaration. Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions or need to tell us that your tax situation has changed, please email or call 0800 056 2424.

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