Fundraising How do I fundraise? Fundraising ideas Gift Aid it! Make your donation go even further with Gift Aid The Government operates a scheme called Gift Aid that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. So if you donated £100 to Bipolar UK, it means that you’ll actually be giving us at least £125! Giving under Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised with relatively little effort. Gift Aid – the facts For individuals, the Gift Aid rules require the completion of a Gift Aid Declaration Form (PDF). This provides us with the minimum information required for us to be able to claim Gift Aid on a donation. Gift Aid can be claimed on individual and sponsorship donations that are made to Bipolar UK. Gift Aid applies only to ‘gifts’. That means we can’t use Gift Aid to boost fundraising totals on activities where people have been charged an entry fee or have entered a competition. This also extends to activities where the donor can’t be traced (such as giving to collections). To ensure that the Gift Aid claim is valid, meaning we can claim the money back, it’s vitally important that all the information asked for on the Gift Aid Declaration Form is provided. Make a Gift Aid declaration today!