Gift Aid

Make your donation worth 25% more!

It only takes '2 ticks' to help us make a big difference!

Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to Dorothy House. You can giftaid your items when you donate them to one of our retail shops and you can also giftaid your fundraising donations too!

Gift Aid is a scheme administered by the Inland Revenue which allows us to claim 25p for every £1 that you donate. So, if you donate £20, we can claim an extra £5, making your gift worth £25.

Our Fundraising and Retail teams invite you to opt in to their separate Gift Aid schemes. Doing this help us boost every one of your donations. It only takes two ticks and it costs you nothing!

What we need to claim Gift Aid

To claim gift aid, we only need your full name, home address and a donation made from a personal bank or building society account.

If you’re paying less income tax or capital gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year, it’s your responsibility to repay any difference. This is currently 25p for every £1 you give.

Using the declaration form on this page, we can claim Gift Aid on all your donations in the last 4 years and all future donations.

Fundraising donations

Ticking that little box makes a real difference to patients and their families across our local community.

When you fundraise for Dorothy House and Gift Aid your donation – you boost your gift by 25%!

If you’re a UK resident and taxpayer – it doesn’t cost you a penny – but when you fill out the short form we can reclaim the tax you have already paid on any donations you give to us.

Retail donations

Everybody loves to get something for nothing – and that’s exactly what Gift Aid is all about.

By opting in to the Retail Gift Aid scheme, we can collect 25% more whenever we sell something you donated to  our shops.

It means that, for every £1 Dorothy House raises from the sale of your donated goods, we’ll get an extra 25p.

If you’re a UK taxpayer, all we need you to do is complete the attached form and return it with your donated items to our office by post or drop it in one of our shops! Easy!

Do I have to register each time I donate?

Nope. You just need fill out a Gift Aid declaration once for Fundraising and once for Retail.

When you pop in to one of our shops with your pre-loved goods, they’ll ask for your surname and postcode. This goes on a little sticker and when your donation is processed, the barcode is matched to your Gift Aid.

Any donations you make in the future are covered . There is no extra paperwork – we deal with the tax office to reclaim the tax. All we need is your declaration form.