Gift Aid

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Achieve the greatest impact – make your donation go further without it costing you a penny.

The Government operates a scheme called Gift Aid that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated – as long as you pay at least that amount in tax and give the charity permission to claim.

For example, if you give us £10 a month and fill out this simple online form, we can claim an extra £2.50, making your gift worth £12.50 a month. You can also give us your permission via phone on 020 7808 2233 or online when making a donation.

Giving under Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised with relatively little effort.

Gift Aid for higher rate taxpayers
Submit your Gift Aid declaration online
Download a printable Gift Aid declaration form (PDF)

Gift Aid – the facts

For individuals, the Gift Aid rules require the completion of a Gift Aid Declaration Form. This provides us with the minimum information required for us to be able to claim Gift Aid on a donation.

Gift Aid can be claimed on individual and sponsorship donations that are made to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Gift Aid applies only to ‘gifts’. That means we can’t use Gift Aid to boost fundraising totals on activities where people have been charged an entry fee or have entered a competition. This also extends to activities where the donor can’t be traced (such as giving to collections).

To ensure that the Gift Aid claim is valid, meaning we can claim the money back, it’s vitally important that all the information asked for on the Gift Aid Declaration Form is provided.

Gift Aid on tax returns

If you already donate to us and want to check that you are gift aiding your donations then please contact us.