Gift Aid

Please consider adding Gift Aid to your donation to Portland College, at no extra cost to you

Gift Aid

The Gift Aid scheme allows Portland College to increase the value of your gift by almost a third without any cost to you.

From April 2000, if you are a United Kingdom taxpayer, any donation made to us on which tax has been paid comes under the Gift Aid scheme.

This means that no matter how much tax you pay whether on income, savings or investments as long as you have paid enough to cover the amount deducted from your donations, we can claim it back. The new scheme also applies to anyone who pays UK tax, wherever they are resident.

To make any or all of your donations to Portland College qualify, all you need to do is check that the details below apply to you and tick the Gift Aid Declaration box when you make your donation. We will then claim back the tax you have paid from the Inland Revenue on any donation covered by the Declaration.

If you would like further details of the Gift Aid scheme, please contact Fundraising on 01623 499111 or The Inland Revenue direct on 0845 302 0203.

Please note that these changes only affect individuals; company donations no longer come under the Gift Aid scheme.

How does Gift Aid work?

You can make a Gift Aid Declaration in respect of one or all donations made to Portland College since 6 April 2000, and the Declaration can last indefinitely.

The Declaration will be effective as long as you pay United Kingdom income and/or capital gains tax equal to or greater than the tax paid on your donation.

Portland College will claim back tax at the basic rate, so if you are a higher rate taxpayer you can claim further tax relief on your Self-Assessment form. You can cancel the Declaration at any time in the future, and should let Portland College know if you stop paying tax. Any gifts on or after the specified date of cancellation will not be included for tax reclaim.

Similarly, you should let Portland College know of any changes of name or address that may affect the Inland Revenue claim

Thank you so much for taking such great care of our daughter this last year. We were able to relax knowing she was with people who care about her

Parent of a learner