Gift Aid

How do I add Gift Aid?


Simply tick the Gift Aid box when you donate.


You’ll be asked if you want to add Gift Aid to your donation.

Donated in another way/ forgotten to add Gift Aid

This page has everything you need to update your details.

Gift Aid can be claimed on both individual and sponsorship donations provided they are gifts.

Your donation does not qualify for Gift Aid if:

  • You have been charged an entry fee e.g. a ticket for performance or a sports event
  • You have bought something 
  • You have entered a competition e.g. a raffle

You qualify for Gift Aid if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a UK taxpayer
  • You pay enough tax
    I pay Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax at a rate at least equal to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year (otherwise it is my responsibility to pay the difference)

If you pay higher rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher rate that you pay and the basic rate of tax on the total gross value of your donation. If you want to receive the additional tax relief you must: 

  • include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return
  • ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code

No. You just need to tick the box on the declaration form once. It will cover gifts you have already made to Cancer Research UK in the past 4 years and gifts you make in the future.

If you’ve changed your name, moved house or no longer qualify for Gift Aid due to a change in tax circumstance, you’ll need to update your details. 

What 25% more could buy

£20 could fund Cancer Chat for 1 hour, helping people through very difficult times.

By claiming Gift Aid, the extra 25% income could fund Cancer Chat for an extra 15 minutes. At no extra cost to you, you could be helping even more people.


£120 could help our scientists find new ways to kill cancer by keeping them protected against dangerous biohazards.

By claiming Gift Aid, at no extra cost to you, the extra 25% income could allow scientists to find out more about cancer than ever before by providing food for cells to grow in the lab.

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