Gift Aid in our shops
Make your donation go further by completing our Gift Aid form
We’re so grateful for your donations of items to sell in our charity shops. That top you no longer wear, the china you never use or the books you’ve already read – all of this can be transformed into specialist care for local families facing life-limiting illness.
If you’re a UK tax payer, you can add even more value to your donation – at no extra cost to you – by signing up to the retail-specific gift aid scheme for charities.
Simply download, print and complete the form by clicking on the button below, return it to us via one of our shops
. Then all you have to do is give us your name every time you donate to our shops and we’ll do the rest.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a government scheme that lets charities reclaim the tax you’ve already paid through UK income tax or capital gains tax. You just need to have paid at least the same amount in tax as the gift aid amount we’ll claim back in each tax year.
Great – but didn’t I already sign up to gift aid when I donated online?
There are two separate schemes for gift aid. One for monetary donations and one for items donated for charities to sell. Please sign up to both schemes to make all your generous donations worth even more to us.
What difference does gift aid really make?
For every £1 you give - or for every £1 we raise by selling an item you donated – we can reclaim an extra 25p from HMRC. So you can make every kind donation worth 25% more simply by filling in this form.
Gift aid doesn’t cost you a penny – but it means every donation you make goes that much further.
Is there anything else I need to know?
As with any government scheme, there are some formalities. Our ‘Agency Agreement’ on page 3 says that when you gift aid the items you’re donating, you’re agreeing for us to sell them on your behalf. It also explains when we must contact you, for example, if your donated items sell for more than £100.
We’ll also get in touch with you before 31 May each year (by email or letter) to let you know the total sales value of the items you’ve donated during that tax year. If that value is more than £100, we’ll ask if we can keep the additional proceeds above £100 to fund even more care for local people.
Please remember to let us know if your contact details or tax status change. You can do this by popping into your local shop, emailing or writing to us:
Address: Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Bainbridge House, 2 Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 1EH