Retail Gift Aid
Whether you are donating a sofa, an item of clothing or a book, as long as you are a UK Taxpayer you can sign up for Retail Gift Aid.
Similar to Gift Aiding a monetary donation, the government scheme allows charities to reclaim 25% from HM Revenue and Customers on the sale of any donated goods at no extra cost to you. Plus, you can now sign up to Retail Gift Aid in all of the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw shops.
How does the Retail Gift Aid scheme work?
Step 1 – Complete the Retail Gift Aid form in any of the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw shops. If your donations are being collected, ask a member of staff to send you a Gift Aid form with our collection drivers. By signing the form you agree that Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw can act as an agent and sell your items on your behalf.
Step 2 – You will be given a unique donor ID Number and all your items will be labelled with this number which will help us total up the amount of money raised from the sale of your items. Whenever you donate items in the future, please bring along the card with your unique donor ID Number to include on additional donated items.
Step 3 – When you items are sold, we’ll let you know (by letter or email) how much you’ve helped us raise and confirm that you’re happy for us to treat the money as a Gift Aid donation. We will then claim the extra money from HMRC – you don’t have to do anything.
Gift Aid Declaration
You must be a UK Taxpayer in order for us to Gift Aid your donations to our shops. More information about Gift Aid can be found here.
Updating your Records
It is important we keep our Retail Gift Aid records up to date, therefore you need to inform us of any changes to your circumstances.
If you stop paying tax (e.g. you stop working) it is vital that you let us know so we can stop claiming Gift Aid on any donations which you make. It is also important that you inform us of any changes of address or contact details (e.g. email address) as we have to be able to contact you about Gift Aid donations.
If you have any questions about Retail Gift Aid please contact the Retail Team on 01228 817612 or pop into any of the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw shops (shop locations can be found here).