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    About Gift Aid

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1) How does it work?

    If you donate 100, in the normal way, UWT will receive precisely 100. Should you Gift Aid it then UWT will receive 125 - in other words increasing the value of your donations by a quarter (25%).

    2) How long does the declaration last for?

    The declaration normally covers past, present and future donations. In respect to the past, this means UWT can make a back-claim of four years.

    3) What if I don't pay, or stop paying, tax?

    We are unfortunately unable to claim Gift Aid on your donation if you do not pay tax. Therefore, if your situation changes in the future, please inform us.

    4) Who can use the Gift Aid scheme?

    Anyone in the UK who has paid enough income tax or capital gains tax to cover the amount reclaimed by UWT in the current tax year can use Gift Aid.

    5) How do I sign up for Gift Aid?

    In order for us to claim Gift Aid on your donations you must complete a Gift Aid Declaration. You can either do this when donating (by ticking the relevant box in the standing order form or distributed leaflets), by completing and returning a Gift Aid Declaration form or over the phone. You only need to do this once; all your donations to UWT thereafter will be treated as Gift Aided.

    You can also fill this form in and send with a cheque or postal order donation.

    6) What if I am a higher-rate taxpayer?

    If you pay tax at a rate of 40% or above, you may be able to claim tax relief for donations you make. For more information, please refer to https://www.gov.uk/donating-to-charity/gift-aid.