Gift Aid

Gift Aid makes it easy to make your donation worth more… without it costing you a penny!

Gift aid is a scheme introduced by the inland revenue which allows us to claim 25p for every £1 that you donate. It is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity.

So if you donate £20, we can claim another £5 from HM Revenue & Customs making your donation worth £25! Email us at giftaid@haltonhaven.co.uk for a gift aid form.


Thank you to everyone who has already signed a Gift Aid form for Halton Haven Hospice. You allow us to claim £40,000 a year.

if you have already donated to us and want to check that you are gift aiding your donations then please email us on giftaid@haltonhaven.co.uk.

Gift Aid Information

The Gift Aid guidelines require a Gift Aid Declaration form to be completed. It gives us the data we need to be able to claim gift aid on a donation.

Gift Aid declarations last a life time. They can allow us to claim the gift aid on your donations up to four years ago, and in the future.

Gift Aid can be claimed on individual and sponsorship donations made to Halton Haven Hospice, if we have the full name, address and postcode of the donor.

Gift Aid applies only to ‘gifts’. It does not apply to activities where an entry fee has been charged or where people have entered a competition. This also extends to activities where the donor can’t be traced (such as giving to collection)

Am I eligible for Gift Aid? If you are a UK tax payer, yes. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or Occupational pension.
  • Gains on the sale of stock and shares.
  • Bank and building society savings accounts.
  • Rental Income.
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends.

*Please note you must pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax reclaimed by the Hospice on the donation.

Gift Aid declaration forms should include the following:

  • The name of our charity (which our form includes).
  • The full name and home address of the person making the donation, including their postcode. Donations cannot be made jointly.
  • A Statement that the individual pays an amount of income and/or capital gains tax that is at least equivalent to the tax that Halton Haven Hospice will claim from HM Revenue & Customs (this already on our standard forms) and that the person wants his or her donations to be treated as Gift Aid donations.