Gift Aid

Gift Aid allows any charity to claim from the Inland Revenue tax paid on a donation made by any tax-paying donor. Put simply, Gift Aid….

  • Allows the church to claim an additional £2.50 for every £10 donated.
  • Requires the donor to sign one declaration to cover all future giving.
  • Declaration must include the donors name, address, POSTCODE, charity name, date of declaration and the following text “that the donor must have paid enough UK Income or Capital Gains Tax to cover all of their charitable donations and that other taxes such as Council Tax and VAT do not qualify”

There are several ways to use Gift Aid:


Gift Direct is a scheme administered by the Church in Wales whereby donations are received, a gift aid claim is submitted and all the money is paid directly into the parish bank account.  There is no charge for this service and an annual thank you letter is sent on behalf of the parish.

To order Gift Direct leaflets, which also contain the form used to sign up for the scheme contact Sian Charlesworth at the Diocesan Office.

Find out how Gift Direct could work for your Church and see examples from our Diocese where it’s already working!


To help you encourage the use of Gift Aid in your parish, the following resources are available

Gift Aid declaration Bilingual

Front Customised declaration with bank mandate

Inside Customised declaration with bank mandate

Explanation of Gift Aid and declaration

Pew Sheet – English

Pew Sheet – Welsh

Suppliers of Printed Giving Envelopes

Envelope Systems

Donation Envelopes

Read some Detailed information on Gift Aid