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Support us — Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid increases the value of charity donations of any amount, made by cash, cheque, postal order, direct debit, standing order, debit or credit card or even in a foreign currency.

For a gift of £100 from a standard rate taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value to the charity to £128. Higher rate taxpayers can also claim tax relief, on donations made during the previous as well as the the current tax year. This is done through their tax return.

How does it work?

Gift Aid is easy to use. If you are a UK taxpayer, all you have to do is give the charity a Gift Aid declaration. This might involve completing a short form or just giving basic details over the phone. What's more, one single Gift Aid declaration can apply to all past donations you have made (since April 2000) and to all future donations you make.

Kennet Opera can supply a hard copy declaration for you to fill in, or you can download a form and print it off.