Gift Aid

Fund more research, at no extra cost to you

Every gift you make to Cancer Research UK could be worth more, at no extra cost to you, just by choosing to Gift Aid it.

Last year we generated £32.1m from Gift Aid. This could fund 5 clinical trials for their whole duration, helping us find better ways to prevent and treat cancer.

Sign up to Gift Aid

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

Certain donations are not eligible for Gift Aid. If your donations fall into any of the following categories, Gift Aid should not be claimed:

  • 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 or sweepstake
  • Your donation is on behalf of someone else or a group of people e.g. collection from work colleagues

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 tax at a rate of 40% or above, you can claim the difference between the higher and basic rate on the total 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. To make it easy for both you and Cancer Research UK, the declaration wording normally covers present, future and past donations. We can back-claim four years and we’ll continue to claim until you tell us otherwise, so long as you’re eligible.

If you’ve changed your name, moved house or no longer qualify for Gift Aid due to a change in tax circumstance, please let us know by calling us on 0300 123 1022 or by emailing

Due to additional regulations in relation to Retail Gift Aid, to sign up for Retail Gift Aid, CRUK requires an agency agreement to be agreed between CRUK and you, the supporter. Therefore unfortunately completion of this form does not qualify you as signed up to Retail Gift Aid scheme.To enable us to claim Gift Aid on your donated items, please visit one of our Cancer Research UK shops to sign-up.

Find out more about Retail Gift Aid

What 25% more could buy

£15 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 buy 240 petri dishes that scientists use to grow and study cancer cells in.

By claiming Gift Aid, at no extra cost to you, the extra 25% income could bring that number to 300, allowing scientists to find out more than ever before about cancer.


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