Gift Aid

Paying by cheque or direct to our bank is the most cost-effective way:  ask us for our bank details. There may be charges for other ways of donating.

  • Gift Aid allows your gift to go further
  • It gives us more funds and lets us plan ahead over a longer period
  • It costs little to administer in time and resources
  • It’s easy to do: all you do is fill in the form provided or donate online.
  • As a committed supporter we will provide you with regular up-dates on our work.
  • Please ask for our bank details

Using Gift Aid means that for every £1 you give we get an extra 25p if you are a UK taxpayer. Single donations are very much appreciated but regular monthly ones give us much more long-term security.

How does it work?

It is quite simple. Either single donations or a regular payment of any amount by Gift Aid mean that we can reclaim from HM Revenue and Customs the tax that you have already paid on your donation. Your donation increases in value by about 25p for every £1, so you enable us to help more people at no extra cost to you. If you are a higher rate tax payer this is a particularly efficient way of giving. Project Peru can still claim the basic rate of tax on your gift and you can also claim rebate for yourself of the difference between the basic rate and the higher rate through your own tax return.

If you are a UK taxpayer and if you make a simple declaration to Project Peru you can make payments, pretty much of any amount, large or small, by cash, cheque, postal order, direct debit or standing-order. There are no catches and it costs you nothing. We make the claim to HMRC so you don’t have to do anything further.

Who can use Gift Aid?

All UK taxpayers (Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax) can make a donation through Gift Aid. You can give as much as you like, as often as you like, through Gift Aid, and to as many charities as you like, provided you pay in total an amount of UK Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the amount claimed on your gifts in the tax year.

You can sign a Gift Aid form just once to authorise all single donations to Project Peru in future, as well as backdate your authorisation to cover all donations made in the previous four tax years. 

What do I do next?

All we need is your consent. If you decide to give through Gift Aid please print this form and fill in (i) your personal details then (ii) EITHER Part A of the form for single donations OR part B for regular donations. Send the form to us in the post anyhow, to the address on the form, include a cheque for a single donation or notify us of a direct payment to our bank. We can supply account details on request. If you decide to pay regularly we will need to keep a signed copy of your Gift Aid form including your bank details, dates and signature, and you will need to set up the Standing Order with your bank, and keep us informed if there are any significant changes [e.g change of address, or change in your eligibility to donate using Gift Aid.]

Or you can telephone us or email us to make a donation, and we can then post you the form to complete.

Help us to go on helping Peru with your gift. Please fill in the Gift Aid Declaration.