Gift Aid

Are you a UK Tax Payer? If you are, your donation will make an even greater difference.

If you are a UK taxpayer, Buglife can reclaim the tax and add an extra 25% to your donation, at no extra cost to you.  For example, a donation of £10 would turn into £12.50.

If you are donating online there is a tick box confirming you are a UK taxpayer – it’s that simple! If you are donating by post, please state in your covering letter the following: “I confirm that I am a UK Taxpayer and I would like you to gift aid my donation,” or download our gift aid declaration form here. We can also send you a Gift Aid form in the post.


How do I cancel my declaration?

All you need to do is let us know that you are no longer a UK taxpayer by calling us or writing to us and we will stop reclaiming tax on your donations immediately.

What if I give through Gift Aid to other charities?

That is great, any donation you make can be Gift Aided if you are a UK taxpayer. As long as you tick the Gift Aid declaration for each charity and ensure that you pay enough tax to cover them – If you are unsure let us know by emailing [email protected].

Do I have to make a declaration for every donation?

No, once your form has been completed and returned you won’t have to do another one for us. However if your tax status changes please let us know by emailing [email protected].

Am I committing myself to donate every month?

No, by signing a Gift Aid form you do not need to give every month, but should you choose to make a donation in the future you will be covered by the declaration.

Are there any hidden charges?

There are no hidden charges. Gift Aid is taken from tax you have already paid, so there is no charge to you, neither does it affect your tax status.

Are you a higher rate tax payer?

If you pay tax at a rate of 40% or above, you can claim the difference between the higher and basic rate on your donation. Do this:

  • through your Self Assessment tax return
  • by asking HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to amend your tax code

How much will my donation be worth?

For every donation you give, we receive 25% extra from the government. So if you donate £10, we can receive an extra £2.50 making the donation worth £12.50 with no extra cost to yourself. This also counts for donations that you have made in the past, up to four years ago.

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

If you are a UK taxpayer, yes. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or occupational pension
  • Stocks and shares
  • Bank and building society savings accounts
  • Rental income
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends.

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