Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer then Fight for Sight may be able to reclaim the tax on all individual donations you have made in the last four years and any future donations you may make until notified otherwise as part of the government's Gift Aid scheme. This means that your donations could be worth an extra 25% without it costing you anything further.

FOR EXAMPLE:

If you donate £100
We can claim £25
Your donation is worth £125

How Gift Aid works

Gift Aid is an easy and effective way to maximise the value of your donation to Fight for Sight. It can be used on donations of any amount from your taxable income made by cash, cheque, postal order, direct debit, standing order, debit card and even foreign currency (including the euro). Simply give Fight for Sight your permission to Gift Aid your donation and we will do the rest.

You must pay Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities you donate to will reclaim on gifts for that tax year. Remember, other taxes such as VAT or council tax do not qualify.

If you are making an online donation or completing a Direct Debit or donation form please make sure you tick the Gift Aid box. It's as easy as that. If you would like to make a Gift Aid declaration after you have given, please use our donation form.

Information for higher rate taxpayers

There is an extra benefit for our higher rate taxpayers as you are able to reclaim relief on the amount you have donated. We, as a charity, can claim the basic rate tax on the value of your gift, and you can reclaim the difference between higher and basic rate tax.

For example, if you give £100 to Fight for Sight, we can reclaim Gift Aid of £25 making your total gross donation worth £125. Being a higher taxpayer, you can reclaim on the gross donation another 20% (difference between the two tax bands), which is £25.

All you need to do is provide the details of your gift aid donations on your tax return or self-assessment form. What's even better, there are no limits so your gift to us can be as small or large as you wish. If you prefer, instead of claiming back the 20% difference for yourself, you can donate it to us.

The standard tax return form is now called the SA100 and HMRC have also introduced the SA100 Charity. If you are a higher rate taxpayer this allows you to tick a box that states that you want any tax rebate (or part of it) to go to a single charity of your choice. To donate your rebate to Fight for Sight, the unique charity code for question 5 is XAG44NG.

For further information please visit the HMRC website.

Gift Aid declaration form