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Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer and sign up to Gift Aid, your donations to Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust will be worth an extra 25p for every £1 you give – and it won’t cost you a penny to do. Gift Aid allows Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust to claim back the tax you will have paid on donations, going back up to four financial years and covers any future donations – unless you tell us to stop.  

Most people easily qualify for Gift Aid - for example: if you've donated £100 you would only need to have paid £25 in tax. See our frequently asked questions for more information.


Sign up to Gift Aid your donations to Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust

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NB. You must pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in each tax year (6th April to 5th April) at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your donations for that tax year (25p on every £1 you give). Please be aware that you will be responsible for any tax shortfall if you have paid insufficient tax to cover the Gift Aid claimed.

Gift Aid - Frequently asked questions


What Is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax already paid on donations they receive. Signing up means that for every £1 you donate, Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust will receive an extra 25p back from HM Revenue & Customs - so a donation of £100 from you would be worth £125 with Gift Aid.

Why is it urgent that I sign up now?

Signing up to Gift Aid means extra fund for human rights work – and this could be a fair amount as we are able to claim the tax back on eligible donations (excludes raffle, lottery, and any purchase) you have made in the last four financial years to Amnesty International UK Charitable Trust, plus your future donations will be covered too. 

Am I eligible to sign up for Gift Aid?

In each year you need to have paid tax equal to the amount we will reclaim - currently 25p for every £1 you donate. Both Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax qualify. And it doesn't matter what rate of tax you pay, just the overall amount of tax that you have paid.
For example: If you gave us £100, we would claim back £25, so you need to have paid just £25 tax in that year.

I have already agreed to Gift Aid for another Charity, do I have to sign up again?

Yes, you need to give separate permission for Gift Aid to each charity you support.

Can I Gift Aid if I am a pensioner?

As a pensioner you may still pay tax on a private pension plan or savings account, or you may pay capital gains tax if you sell property or shares. As long as you have paid enough tax during the year to cover your donations, you can Gift Aid them.