Gift Aid

Visitors in the garden at Polesden Lacey in autumn

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

Making a Gift Aid declaration:

If you're a UK taxpayer, a member of the National Trust, 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 millions of pounds more 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 below and return it to:

The National Trust
PO Box 574
S63 3FH.

More about the scheme

  • We can reclaim a quarter of your membership subscriptions and/or donations
  • Anyone 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 up to four years
  • 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 Supporter Services Centre on 0344 800 1895 (local rates apply)
  • Please note that we cannot reclaim tax on individual life membership, individual senior life membership or gift membership subscriptions
Boathouse at Dudmaston in Autumn

Make a Gift Aid declaration 

It's easy to make a Gift Aid declaration and join the scheme.