Gift aid

Gift Aid is a scheme which allows us to reclaim the tax that you have already paid on your donations to Refuge – making your donations worth more at no cost to you or us.


Essentially, it means that we get your money back from the tax-man!

making your donation go further

Gift Aid makes a huge difference to Refuge – for every pound that you give, we receive 25 pence extra from the Inland Revenue, 25 pence of which represents the tax that you have paid.

This means that if you give us £10, we actually get £12.50; and every £100 donated to us is actually £125.00!


Can anyone use gift aid?

We can only claim gift aid on your donations if you pay at least the basic rate of income or capital gains tax in the UK. You must ensure that you pay an amount of tax, in a year, equal or greater than the amount of tax that Refuge will be able to reclaim on your donation (25p currently, for every £1 donated).

If you are not a UK taxpayer your gifts will not be eligible for gift aid. If you have any questions concerning gift aid, please get in touch.


This sounds fantastic! How do I get involved?

It really is very simple to sign up to Gift Aid – and it costs you nothing.

If you make a donation via our website, all you need to do is tick the Gift Aid box on the online donation form.

If you have made a donation to Refuge in the last six years and not made a Gift Aid declaration, please download and return our gift aid form and we will then be able to make claims on past donations. Alternatively, please contact us for a copy.

If you are a regular donor (or would like to become one!), you can make your donations even more tax effective by donating to Refuge straight from your payroll. This is open to all employees paid by PAYE. Visit the payroll giving section of our website or get in touch with us for more information.