About the Smethwick Heritage Centre Trust and Gift Aid

Important Information.

Gift Aid is an easy way to help charities get extra money on your cash donations. Your Gift Aid donation is treated as if basic rate income tax has already been deducted by the donor. Charities can then reclaim that tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) at no extra cost to you.


To make a Gift Aid donation, you must pay at least as much Income Tax (and/or Capital Gains Tax) as the amount of tax reclaimed by the charity. This is currently 25 pence for every pound you donate.

Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £20 using Gift Aid, it becomes £25 to the charity.


If you make a number of Gift Aid donations, you must pay enough UK tax on the total amount of those donations. If you don’t pay enough tax you may have to pay HMRC any shortfall in tax paid.


If you meet all of these requirements please remember to Tick the Gift Aid box at the Checkout. We can only reclaim Gift Aid on memberships & donations.

Thank You in advance