We rely heavily on our many friends and supporters who give individual gifts, large and small, to our work with disabled people. Every gift makes a difference but these gifts can go even further at no extra cost to you if you make them tax effective. As this extra money comes from the Government it doesn’t cost you a thing.

How Gift Aid works

It’s very simple. You just need to give us your permission by signing a Gift Aid Declaration Form so we can claim tax back on your donation. It also means that we can claim tax back on any donation of any amount that you have given to us in the last four years. You are eligible if you are a UK tax payer.

For example, if you support us with a gift of £100 to design and produce a vital piece of mobility equipment such as a connector to attach a wheelchair to a child’s buggy, QEF can claim back an additional £25 from the Inland Revenue, making your gift worth £125 to us.

Higher Rate Tax Payer

And if you pay a higher rate of income tax and make a charitable donation, you can claim the difference between the basic rate of tax and your highest rate. You can either keep this relief or donate it back to QEF. For example, if you wished to help QEF give a Bugzi to a disabled child, you can make a gift of £4,000 and we will claim £1,000 to enable us to cover theBbugzi cost of £5,000. You can also claim back £1,000 in your annual tax return making the net cost of the gift to you £3,000.

If you are a UK tax payer please help us today by simply ticking the Gift Aid Box on the Donate page. We will do the rest. Alternatively you can give Ben Ripley a call on 01372 841132 or e-mail ben.ripley@qef.org.uk if you want to know more about Gift Aid.