Our supporters in Northern Ireland can make their donations go even further simply by signing a Gift Aid declaration.
WHAT IS GIFT AID?
Gift Aid is a simple way to increase the value of your gift to Oxfam - at no extra cost to you. If you pay tax in the UK, Oxfam can reclaim the basic rate tax (25%) on your gift. For every £1 you donate, we will receive an extra 25p.
So, if you donate £100, it is worth £125 to Oxfam.
That extra £25 could:
- Feed a family for two weeks during a food crisis
- Buy schoolbooks for a child in Tanzania
- Provide three plastic sheets for emergency shelter
- Teach people new farming techniques
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO MAKE MY DONATIONS GO EVEN FURTHER?
The process is simple - all you need to do is download the Gift Aid declaration, fill in your details and return to us.
If you are donating online, just tick the Gift Aid box on the donation form. If you donate in an Oxfam Shop, there is a simple form to sign. Or contact us on 0800 0 30 40 55 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you a form through the post.
Remember, it does not affect your tax situation in any way. All tax information we receive will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Put the below address on an envelope
115 North Street
Belfast BT1 1ND
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I QUALIFY FOR GIFT AID?
In order for Oxfam to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donations, you must have paid income or capital gains tax in the UK equal to the tax that will be claimed on your donation.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR GIFT AID?
WHAT DOES THE GIFT AID DECLARATION COMMIT ME TO?
Nothing! It just ensures that if you choose to donate to Oxfam, we can claim an extra 25% back from the government.
WHAT IS A GIFT AID DECLARATION?
A Gift Aid declaration is a statement by an individual taxpayer that they want a charity to receive the tax paid on their donation back from the government.
HOW LONG DOES THE DECLARATION LAST FOR?
To simplify matters for both you and Oxfam, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we will continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you are eligible.
To let us know if you stop paying tax or wish to cancel your declaration, please call us on 0800 0 30 40 55.
CAN I CLAIM GIFT AID ON THE FUNDS THAT I HAVE RAISED?
To claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without these details we legally can't claim Gift Aid - so be strict with your supporters!