It is only with your generous donations we can continue to support kidney patients. Your gift, no matter how small, can make a difference to the lives of people living with kidney disease. Some of our past funding grants include:
- Enabling children and adults to compete in The Transplant Games
- Funding a ‘home-from-home’ facility for families of sick children
- Social events for adults on dialysis
- Funding research into kidney disease and transplantation
There are a number of ways you can help us to make a difference:
Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity. It is a scheme introduced by the Inland Revenue, which allows us to reclaim the basic rate tax you pay as a UK taxpayer. Currently that’s a further 25p for every £1 you give at absolutely no extra cost to you. Please note, you must have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for the current tax year.
If you are a higher rate taxpayer we are able to claim the basic rate of tax on your donation. However, you are able to reclaim the additional difference yourself through your tax return, or you may choose to donate it back to GSTTKPA by providing the necessary information on your tax self assessment form. If you are unsure about whether you are eligible for donating by Gift Aid or simply want more information, contact the Inland Revenue. www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/basics.htm.
Gifts in wills are paid before tax is deducted and therefore offers you a way of reducing the total amount of inheritance tax due from your estate. We would advise all donors to seek independent advice when making major decisions relating to personal finances and tax. If you are considering leaving us a gift in your Will please read our guidance on remembering us in your Will.