Gift Aid

Gift Aid is for gifts of money by individuals who pay tax in the United Kindgom. Gift donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor.

MS Research and Relief Fund can take your donation (which is money you’ve already paid tax on) and reclaim basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted. This is at no cost whatsoever to the donor.

Gift Aid allows charities to recoup 25 pence per pound donated from HMRC. This means that for every £1.00 you donate, MS Research and Relief Fund can receive a total donation of £1.25.

In order to qualify for Gift Aid on your donations, you must pay an amount in income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax the charity claims back.

If you want your donation to go further by signing up for Gift Aid, just complete the following form:

Gift Aid Declaration Form

Once completed, please return it to us at:

MS Research and Relief Fund
Benmar House
Choppington Road
NE61 2HX

Or email it to:

Please note:
  • You can cancel this Declaration at any time by notifying us at Benmar House.
  • If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and/or capital gains equal to the tax that the charity reclaims, you can cancel your declaration.
  • If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.
  • Please notify the charity if you change your name or address.


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