Gift aid

Visiting the pigs © Paul Harris

Visiting the pigs

We are a charity. Gift Aid is a government scheme where charities can reclaim money on your contribution from the HM Revenue & Customs. If you are a UK taxpayer we can reclaim 25p for every £1 you give us.

If all of our members signed up to Gift Aid, we’d have more to spend conserving the places you enjoy. You could be giving the Trust at least £13.60 extra a year, without spending a single penny.

Making a gift aid declaration:
If you are a UK taxpayer, have a membership subscription, or have made donations to the Trust, you could increase the value of every £1 you give to £1.25, by joining the Gift Aid scheme. And it's at no cost to you.

Gift Aid allows us to reclaim from the Government the tax that you have already paid on your membership subscriptions and donations. If all our members agreed to Gift Aid we could claim £22 million each year - vital extra funds that would help us in our important work.

To make your subscription worth even more to us, all you need to do is download the declaration form (PDF/36KB) and return it to: The National Trust, PO Box 574, Manvers, Rotherham, S63 3FH.

More about the scheme:

  • Making a Gift Aid declaration is an easy way of allowing the National Trust to reclaim the tax you have already paid
  • We can reclaim almost a quarter of your membership subscriptions and/or donations
  • Anyone aged 18 or over who is a UK income or capital gains taxpayer can make a Gift Aid declaration
  • One Gift Aid declaration covers your future donations and membership subscriptions, and can be back dated to 6 April 2000 when the Gift Aid scheme was introduced
  • Gift Aid is not a method of payment so you still pay your subscription in the usual way
  • You can cancel your Gift Aid declaration at any time simply by contacting our membership department on 0844 800 1895
  • Please note that we cannot reclaim tax on individual life membership, individual pensioner life membership or gift membership subscription