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3rd Hayling Scouts

The 3rd Hayling Scout Group is a registered charity. Charity number 308136

Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid ?

Gift Aid is a Government initiative that allows charitable organisations to reclaim tax paid on subscriptions and donations. All that is required is the name and address of the person making the payment who must also be a tax payer.

Under Gift Aid we can currently reclaim 25p for every pound of subscriptions paid. For a group of our size this represents over £2000 each year - a significant sum.

This money is used to directly benefit Scouting on Hayling. This scheme is more beneficial and more appealing than raising subs or increasing the number of fund raising events.

What would we like you to do?

Our objective is to maximise this income and we ask all of you who are tax payers to join the scheme. All we need you to do is to complete and submit the online form accessible by the link below. It really is that easy!!!!!

After that the Treasurer and our Gift Aid coordinator will spend some time checking the amount of subs each Scout has paid during the year and claim accordingly.

To clarify some of the concerns often raised with the scheme:-

  1. Subs are still collected termly in the normal way.
  2. The Gift Aid is automatically cancelled should your son leave the Group.
  3. No-one in the Group has access to any financial or personal details.
  4. You do not have to make any declaration of the payment in your Tax Returns
  5. If we do not claim the money, on-one else can!!

If you have not already done so, we would appreciate you completing a form (available from the HQ) or online as soon as possible. We would be happy to answer any queries you may have if you would contact me via the "more information" link.

If you are unable to join the scheme then please let us know (all information will be treated in strictest confidence) and we will not keep chasing you up for your form!!!!.

Thank you for your support.

Have you seen our list of Sponsors and Badge Sponsors under Sponsorship?.