Gift Aid

Increase the value of your gift

If you decide you would like to support our work you may be able to increase the value of your gift by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself!

What is gift aid?

Gift Aid is a scheme set up by the Government which allows charities such as DRWF to reclaim tax already paid by UK taxpayers on donations they make. We can claim back the basic rate tax you paid when you earned the money you then went on to donate to us. This means that for every £1 you give us, we can claim an extra 25p back from the taxman - and it won’t cost you any extra at all!

If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you can nominate DRWF to receive part or all of any rebate you may be due, on your Self-Assessment tax return.

Three simple gift aid rules

For us to benefit from the Government’s Gift Aid scheme there are three simple conditions:

  1.     We must have your permission to claim back the tax paid on your donations to DRWF via a Gift Aid declaration.
  2.     You must be a UK tax payer.
  3.     You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that ALL charities and community amateur sports clubs you donate to will reclaim on your donations in the appropriate tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next and currently 25p for each £1 you give). VAT and council tax do not qualify.

Do I have to give my permission every time I donate?

You only need to give us your permission once and we will be able to treat all your future gifts as Gift Aid donations, whether they are small or large, one-off gifts or regular payments. And if you have donated in the past but did not sign a Gift Aid declaration at the time, we can go back and reclaim tax on donations made in the 4 years prior to the date of your declaration.

Further information

If you have any questions about Gift Aid or about making a donation to Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, please call us on 023 9263 6136 or email


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