Gift Aid

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You can give more to the Blood Pressure UK without it costing you a penny.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid allows charities to reclaim the tax you have already paid on the donations you make. It means that any donations you make to us under Gift Aid will be worth almost a third more, at no cost to you.

The Gift Aid scheme is a really important way you can help to raise extra funds for our work, without it costing you a penny.

Please read on for more information about Gift Aid, or download the Gift Aid Declaration Form and send it with your donation to:

Blood Pressure UK

Wolfson Institute, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ.

Are my donations eligible?

We can claim Gift Aid if:

  • You are a UK tax payer
  • Your donations are made from your personal bank account (not a business account)
  • You have paid an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that we will claim in that year.

If you are uncertain, you can email for more details.

What do I have to do?

All you need to do is to complete our Gift Aid form. If you are donating online you can also give an online Gift Aid declaration when you make your donation.

Once you send the form back to us, we can claim Gift Aid on donations you have made in the last 6 years and any donations you make in the future. You only need to fill in one form.

If your circumstances change, you can cancel your declaration at any time by contacting us.

What are the benefits?

By Gift Aiding your donations, not only will you help to raise valuable extra funds to help more people affected by high blood pressure but you may also benefit too!

For more on how you can benefit financially, please visit the links below:

Information on benefits from HM Revenue & Customs

General information on Gift Aid from Directgov

Higher rate tax payers

If you are a higher rate tax payer, you can claim back the difference between the basic rate of tax and the higher rate on the gross Gift Aided donations you have made each tax year.

For example, the basic tax rate is 20% and the higher tax rate is 40%.  This means the difference between the rates is 20%, allowing you to claim back 20% on the gross donations you make to us under Gift Aid.

For more information, please visit the HM Revenue and Customs Gift Aid page.

Corporate donations

Companies may be able to claim tax relief for donations made to the Blood Pressure Assocation.  Please visit the HM Revenue and Customs page for more details.

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