Because you are using Givt, it’s very easy to enable Gift Aid. No more filling out forms and collecting all donations by the end of the tax year. Simply go to the app, open the menu, go to your personal information, tap Gift Aid and flip the switch. Download the Givt in the App Store or Google Play.
Below we’ve answered some common questions about Gift Aid. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
Is my donation eligible for Gift Aid?
Yes, Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows churches and charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donation will be worth 25% more to your chosen church or charity, at no extra cost to you. Enabling Gift Aid is as simple as toggling Gift Aid ‘on’ within the app, and will allow you to ensure that your chosen church or charity is getting as much help from your donation as possible!
I am a pensioner, do my donations qualify?
You may still be paying tax on a private pension plan or a savings account, or capital gains tax if you sell either some property or shares. You are still eligible if you have paid enough tax during the year to cover the amount we are reclaiming on your donations.
Do I have to pay a certain amount of tax before I can Gift Aid?
Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times what you have paid in tax in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).
How do I know Gift Aid has been added to my donation?
You will be able to toggle your Gift Aid on/off within the app, and also view past donations in your Donations history, which gives you the ability to get an overview of all your giving through the app. You will see 3 discs with a heart on it next to your donation when Gift Aid is applied.
I forgot to switch Gift Aid on and have been making donations through the Givt app, can I still claim Gift Aid on my past donations?
Yes, once you have turned Gift Aid on, we can back-date previous donations on your behalf, at your request.
Do I have to reset my Gift Aid option at the start of every financial year, or does it carry on from year to year?
No, you can continue to use the app as normal without needing to change anything.
Can I get an overview of all my giving plus Gift Aid?
Yes! At the end of every tax year we will send you an overview of all your giving and Gift Aid.
Do you take commission on my Gift Aid donation?
No, the full +25% Gift Aid remains untouched and goes straight to your chosen church or charity.
Can I contact you if I have any further questions?
If you have any further questions about Gift Aid – or if your circumstances change – please call us on 02037 908068, or email us at [email protected]