Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your gift can be increased under the Gift Aid scheme.

Currently any donation made under the Gift Aid scheme is worth an additional 25% - so for every £10 donated The Children's Trust receives £12.50. 

Your questions answered

If you are a UK taxpayer we can claim back the tax on your donation, from the Inland Revenue on your behalf – all you have to do is tick the box to indicate that your donation can be Gift Aided.  Please note: you must pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that will be reclaimed on all donations made by you to all charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) in the tax year. Taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

Can I make my Gift Aid declaration online?

If you make a donation through our website, please tick the Gift Aid box under your donation amount to enable us to claim the tax back.

What if I send my donation through the post?

Please download and print out this Gift Aid Declaration Form. Send it back to: Jean Waller, Fundraising, The Children’s Trust, Freepost KT4200, Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5BR.

What if I don’t pay tax?

If you do not pay tax please email or call Jean on 01737 365838 and she will make a note on our records. It is worth noting that if you are retired, you may still pay tax on savings or on a private pension plan.

What if I pay a higher rate of tax?

The Children’s Trust will still be able to claim the tax back at the basic rate. However when you complete your Self Assessment form, you may like to nominate The Children’s Trust to receive the extra 20%. The Trust’s code is RAE46PG.

What if my circumstances change?

If you no longer pay enough tax to qualify for Gift Aid, please let us know, and we will update our records.

If you have any other questions on Gift Aid please email us at and we will try to answer them!


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