Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor (only UK donors are eligible). This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of the donation by a quarter.
We are grateful for your donations, both the one-off gifts and the standing orders that you have set up.
This extra money makes so much difference in Kolkata, it means we can do things like pay for more physiotherapy classes for Guria, who has cerebral palsy and lives at Lula Bari.
Karen Guile took over on the 1st October as Administrator and Fundraising Manager for Shuktara Trust (UK) and while working with Sue Tungay has already written to some of our supporters suggesting that if they haven’t filled up a Gift Aid Declaration form to please think about it.
It’s really easy and all the information is available here:
So, if you pay Income Tax in the UK your donation can go much further if you take a few minutes and fill out the form.