Anyone can donate to the Society - you don't have to be a member. When you donate, you will be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. However, tax can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year.
If in doubt, please contact the Treasurer via our Contact Us page.
Benefits to higher-rate taxpayers
If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 18% (i.e. the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate at 22%). For example, if you give £100 we can reclaim an extra £28.21 for the charity and you can reclaim another £23.08. As a result, a £100 gift worth £128.21 to your favourite charity only costs you £76.92.
What if I am not a UK taxpayer?
The Gift Aid scheme is unique to the UK. If you are not a UK taxpayer, you can still make a donation, but your donation will not attract the 28% tax 'bonus'.
If you wish to make a donation, click on the image of the Gift Aid logo below and this will permit a form to be downloaded for completion.