What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a Government scheme to assist charities to reclaim the tax that you have paid on your donation. It works like this: If you are a taxpayer and give £10 to your nominated charity you would normally pay tax on that amount. Your charity can get £2.50 of your taxes back with Gift Aid so your donation of £10 would become worth £12.50 and it wouldn’t cost you an extra penny!
How Gift Aid helps the UCKG HelpCentre
Did you know that you could help the UCKG HelpCentre financially if you pay any form of Income Tax? For every £1 you donate the UCKG HelpCentre will receive an extra 25p tax refund- at no extra cost to you! This means that if you are a taxpayer, we can reclaim tax on all your donations, increasing income by almost a third on top of what you give. It can cover all giving, whether by weekly or monthly offerings, irregular donations, or single one-off donations. Your tax is repaid to The UCKG at the basic rate equivalent.
So if you give £2 per week, that’s £104 in a year deriving from your taxed income. If you pay tax at the basic rate of 22%, you have already paid £29.33 in tax on those £104. The UCKG HelpCentre can then receive £26 back from the Government.
Or for a single donation of £50, which comes from your taxed income, we can reclaim the £12.50 of tax you have paid on it.
This applies to income tax or capital gains tax, at whatever rate you pay, as long as you have paid sufficient tax for a reclaim to be made. If you pay tax at the higher rate you will receive additional relief.
The UCKG is more than a church – it provides HelpCentres. We are committed to helping people overcome their difficulties in life through faith and action. We take a very practical approach through a variety of initiatives.
If you would like to donate, you can do so online. It is the policy of UCKG HelpCentre that all gifts are used as designated to our priority needs. However, in the unlikely event that a project becomes over funded, your gift will be applied where needed most.