Raising Funds

For The Broughty Ferry YMCA

What is easyfundraising?

We have teamed up with easyfundraising, a popular website that offers sports clubs and supporters a way to raise money by shopping online.

Simply shop at your favourite retailer using easyfundraising and they will make a donation to us on your behalf. Best of all, you don’t pay anything extra – so far over £8 million has been raised for good causes in the UK. Please contact funding@broughtyferryymca.com for more information.

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1. Sign Up Today

To begin, you need to sign up with easyfundraising. By signing up, you will be able to shop at over 2,700 different retailers and raise money while doing so.

2. Shop Online

Visit the easyfundraising website and select a shop, e.g. Amazon. You’ll then be taken to their website to browse and shop as usual. It’s completely free.

3. Raising Money

As a thank you for shopping with them, the retailer will donate money to your club via easyfundraising. This does not cost you anything extra, it really is free!

Gift Aid

Every gift you make to the YMCA – whatever its value – could be worth more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give to YMCA. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact the YMCA at funding@broughtyferryymca.com.

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Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving is the fundraising website from Virgin Money, created to help charities raise more. They doesn’t take a penny in profit and Gift Aid is passed on to charities in full. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact the YMCA at funding@broughtyferryymca.com.

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How does Gift Aid work?

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

Is your donation eligible for Gift Aid?

Are you a higher rate taxpayer?

I’m a pensioner: do I pay tax?

Am I committing myself to give regularly?

What should I do if I move house, or change my name?

How do I cancel my declaration?

It’s simple. Gift Aid is a government initiative that allows donations given to charity to be tax effective. As soon as you give your permission by completing a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim the tax back on your donation. This means that a £10 donation will be worth £12.50 and for every £50 gift, we will actually receive £62.50.

If you are a UK tax payer, yes. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or occupational pension
  • Stocks and shares
  • Bank and building society savings accounts
  • Rental income
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends.

According to HMRC rules, certain donations are not eligible for Gift Aid. If your donation falls into any of the following categories, Gift Aid shouldn’t be claimed:

  • Donations made by anyone that is not a UK taxpayer
  • Donations made on behalf of someone else or a group of people. For example, you collect money from your friends and family and then made a bulk donation. Even if they are UK taxpayers, the donation is not eligible. HMRC needs a Gift Aid declaration from each of the donors contributing to the collection.
  • Donations made in return for something – For example, you are making a donation in return for a ticket to attend an event, or a raffle ticket.
  • Donations made on behalf of a company – you can only make Gift Aid declarations on your own taxpayer status when spending your own money. However, the company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity.

If you pay tax at a rate of 40% or above, you can claim the difference between the higher and basic rate on your donation. Do this:

  • Through your Self Assessment tax return
  • By asking HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to amend your tax code

You may pay tax on a private pension plan or on a savings account. You may also pay capital gains tax on the sale of property or shares.

Not at all, completing a Gift Aid declaration does not commit you to any future donations, but any you may give will be covered by the declaration.

Please let us know if any of your circumstances change so that we can keep your record up to date on our systems.

Simply inform us that you are no longer a UK taxpayer, in writing or over the telephone, and we will stop reclaiming tax on your donations immediately.

How Much More Could I Give With Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of increasing your donation to the YMCA – This means that you can make an even bigger difference at no extra cost to you! Please feel free to use our Gift Aid calculator below to see the difference gift aid will make to your donation.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for donating by Gift Aid, or simply want more information, contact the HM Revenue & Customs directly by calling their Gift Aid helpline on 0151 472 6038 or visiting http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/

See how you can make your money go further. Simply enter the amount, you want to donate, to find out the total worth of your donation.