Gift Aid

Gift Aid made simple. Make the most of Gift Aid for your local Explorer Scout Unit or to the District.

Gift Aid is a tax relief set up by the Government to enable charities to claim back 25p for every eligible £1 donation that is made to your charity.

Every Group, District and County/Area/Scottish Region and The Scouts HQ itself is a charity and so they’re able to claim 25% on eligible donations made to them by UK taxpayers. This includes any subscription fees you receive from parents or carers and any donations made directly to the charity.

I’ve given a donation to The Scouts, what do I do next?

Thanks for your support! Download the Gift Aid declaration form, fill in your details, sign it and return the form to fundraising@cesd.org.uk.
Or post it to:
Fundraising
Cotswold Edge District Scout Council
Mafeking Hall
Serridge Lane
Coalpit Heath
BS36 2UF

Note: This GiftAid declaration is for individual donations or subscriptions paid to Cotswold Edge Scout District not for donation to a scout group within the district. Each scout group has its own GiftAid declaration form.  If you plan to hold sponsored events please contact fundraising@cesd.org.uk to discuss options including event specific Gift Aided sponsorship form or GiftAid through online fundraising sites.

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Further Information

For further support or information about Gift Aid can be found at:

Scouts Gift Aid FAQs and HMRC GiftAid

or contact the HMRC Charities Helpline on 0300 123 1073 (open from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

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