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Make sure you make the most of Gift Aid

The Wey & Arun Canal Trust benefits significantly from the Government’s Gift Aid scheme adding 25% to donations and subscriptions from UK tax payers. 

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to WACT - at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, WACT can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to WACT.

Do I qualify for Gift Aid?

In order for WACT to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax (in the UK) for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) at least equal to the tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

Membership & Gift Aid

If you are a member who is covered by Gift Aid but have not yet registered, please download a declaration form (click here). Print it out, fill in your details and send it to the Membership Secretary at the Trust’s Loxwood office.

Gift Aid on donated goods

The Trust can also receive Gift Aid on items donated to be sold on its behalf, on eBay or at auction for example. We will claim on the amount WACT receives for the item. A special agreement form is required for this (click here to download). All future donations of goods will be covered once you have returned it to the Trust. We will contact you after the sale to inform you how much your donation was sold for and confirm that you are happy with the money going to the Trust.